- 40 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 28, 1975
- Date of passing: Jan 23, 2016
|We're all stories in the end....just make it a good one, eh? - Eleventh Doctor|
This memorial website was created in loving memory of Jim Hansen, brother, son, and friend. Jim was born on December 28, 1975 in Portland, Maine to Eugene and Joanne Hansen. He attended Portland Public Schools, but was never particularly thrilled with classroom learning. Classroom learning was not essential for Jim, however. He was brilliant and taught himself many subjects - anything he decided he wanted to study. He really had the ability to learn any subject he set his mind to. He loved anything technical and worked in the tech industry for years, most recently at Net Doctors in Seneca, South Carolina.
Jim was a muscian and singer and he loved many different genres of music (except country, he said). He was in several bands over the years and loved just playing for fun with friends. He also enjoyed politics and the polical process. Jim loved movies and television shows, particularly Doctor Who. He was a lifelong fan and an avid Doctor Who collector. He also loved gaming and met a number of his friends through EverQuest. Most of all, he enjoyed good food and time with good friends.
All of these things do not really capture who he was. Jim was a truly beautiful and unique person. One of a kind. Genuine, friendly, caring, sarcastic, opinionated, loving, and strong-willed. He had a great off-beat sense of humor and he loved to debate with his friends. He was the type of person who always tried to find the perfect gift. He cared deeply. There will never be another person like Jim and those who loved him will miss him every day.
In May 2015, Jim suffered a serious anoxic brain injury. He fought very hard to recover, but finally succumbed to health problems resulting from this injury. Jim passed away on January 23, 2016. He is survived by his mother (Joanne Hansen) sister (Susan Boyce), brother-in-law (Merlin Boyce), and many loving friends.
Please leave a tribute below and contribute your pictures and stories to Jim's memorial page. This is intended to be a place to share your memories of Jim and discover the memories of others. This page will be added to over time and will be available forever.
"Thinking about you a lot lately. Misfits till' the end. John Hughes. Weird Al. Monty Python. Music. Christmas. Governor's. Zima."
""I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
R.I.P., Doc. I'm sure you know you're leaving a very big hole in the space-time continuum."
"My deepest and most heartfelt condolences. God bless and keep you all and help you through this very difficult time. Peace. Ann (LaRose) Mohammad"
"Rest in peace, my friend. Part of me will always be 17, riding around in your mom's van all weekend long while we cranked "Bohemian Rhapsody" (if you don't sing along to that song, there's something wrong with you!). I remember we kept stealing balls from a ball pit somewhere, and our goal was to eventually fill up the back of the van with them, although we never managed to. At one point, we also had a napkin dispenser from McDonalds and a coffee pot from Dunkin' Donuts back there...I don't remember who took them. I'll always remember our marathon phone calls that started in the evening and sometimes went far enough into the morning that you'd ask, "Want to go out for breakfast?" and you'd come and get me. You were always a good listener and fiercely loyal to your friends. I'm thankful that we got back in touch a few years back. It was easy to pick up where we left off. I'm sorry we didn't have more time."
"We had the best debates over tv, movies, music...by debates I mean heated disagreements and I still think I was right ;) Watching Doctor Who will never be the same. You are missed.
Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person. ~Tenth Doctor"
"Words cannot express how much I will miss you Jim. There is a void where you used to be that will never be filled. I love you."
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