About Luke Jansen
He comes from a long line of love…
Luke, along with his Mom and Dad ( Z’Anne & Brad ) and his younger brother Ethan are “The Harvey-Jansen’s”. Luke was born on March 9,1995 in Edmonton Alberta, and heartbreakingly passed away in Edmonton on Friday October 6, 2017 at 22 years old.
Luke was a Sherwood Park guy for most of his life. He attended Brentwood Elementary School, Sherwood Heights Junior High School and graduated in 2013 from Bev Facey Community High School, where he was involved in basketball, leadership, concert and jazz band, honour choir and creative music. He grew up involved in Sunday School and YAC at Sherwood Park United Church. He loved spending summer vacations at the Harvey cottage at Clearwater Lake near The Pas, Manitoba. He attended the University of Alberta with a major in political science and a minor in economics, and was President of the Political Science Undergraduate Association (2016-2017). Luke presented his honours thesis “YEG Live: The Effect of Public Policy on Live Music Venues in Edmonton”, and he celebrated his Convocation in spring 2017.
The warehouse at Pegasus Paper, officiating basketball for EBOA, two summer student stints with Strathcona County Economic Development and Tourism, a brief time as the 2017 Deputy Returning Officer for the University of Alberta’s Student Union, and his present seven months with Strathcona County Legislative and Legal department as Election Assistant, all received his energy and enthusiasm. In September he interviewed with the Premier’s Office for his next great work adventure. As part of the band North of Here, Luke recently prepared an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant for their next commercial recording project. After years of schlepping at Edmonton Folk Fest, Luke’s own band played Canmore, Winnipeg and Edmonton’s Folk Festivals.
Luke was lovin’ life and he excitedly shared each milestone along the way with his dear family and friends.