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It is with great sadness that we announce that Jan Damgaard passed away on December 4, 2012.
Jan was born in Denmark on November 23, 1953 and immigrated to the Edmonton area with his parents Kristian and Ebba in 1957. Jan attended the University of Alberta, where he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. For over thirty years Jan was employed by the Canada Revenue Agency, most recently as a Senior Auditor. Jan was married to Katherine Cottee in 1987. Jan enjoyed the outdoors, and loved hiking, biking and winter walks with his dogs Kai and Plato.
His love for the outdoors also carried over into his volunteer activities with Hostelling Edmonton, the Dania Danish Society, the Edmonton Cycle Club and the Birkenbiner race. Jan will be sadly missed by his wife Katherine Cottee and her family, mother Ebba Damgaard, his sister Kathrine Erickson and her husband Dennis, as well as his three nieces Krista, Kaitlyn and Karlie all from Maple Ridge, BC. He was predeceased by his father Kristian Damgaard in 2002. At Jan's request, there will be no service.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 21, 2012