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William John (Jack) Lebans

Born - July 12, 1929,

Left to Navigate a New World - May 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Lebans on May 18, 2018 in Kamloops.  Jack was surrounded by his family when he left us. Jack is survived by his loving wife Jeannine married October 21, 1950, his daughter Jean Ann (Gordon), grandchildren Marina (Kyle), Julie Ann, Jordan, his son Nat, grandchildren Toryn, Bryden, Savanna (Dustin), his daughter Jackie, and his daughter Melanie (Brian), grandchildren Crystal (Dave), Derek, Michelle, and great grandchildren, Jenna, Trenton, Jared and Cassandra (Tanner), his brother Bruce (Sonja), and two sisters Laurel and Doris, his many nieces and nephews, and the many family friends who are considered family. Words cannot express how much we will miss you.

Jack was a devoted family man; a loving husband, an amazing dad, a great brother, a wonderful Uncle, an incredible Grandpa, an unbelievable Great Grandpa, an awesome friend, a helping hand neighbour, a respected work friend, and a great model of giving to our community.  He will be remembered for a great sense of humour, his love of life, his big smile, his love of telling stories, the crib and Skipbo games, and getting into a great debate on politics with anyone that was game to debate, of course over a glass of Scotch, Beer or Wine.

All are welcome to attend the Service and Celebration of Jack’s Life, to be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Celista Community Hall, 5456 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Celista, BC.

Should you choose, in lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke, Muscular Dystrophy or the Cancer Society.

“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me”. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best”.



Bob Fiorillo, Vice President has arranged for members to try out a new venue for our monthly lunch meetings.   ANDREAS RESTAURANT is a very popular eating establishment, traditional, with a generous menu and caters to groups in a separate room from the main dining area. 
Please join us this month at 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC 604 533 0111 at 11:00 AM
It is located 2 Blocks East of 200th Street and 1 Block South of Fraser Highway
Please continue to contact Diane Brown, Historian regarding a B.C. mariner who has worked in the marine industry  and was not acknowledged on the AMC Crossing the Bar on the website.  dianebrown@telus.net
  The next get-together

will be held Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 @ 11:00am at the ANDREAS RESTAURANT

The address is 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC

MENU: www.andreasrestaurant.ca Tel: 604 533 0111

(2 long blocks East of 200th St. & 1 block South of Fraser Hwy.)

 Rick McKee, President <info@ancientmarinersofbc.com>

Bob Fiorillo, Vice President <portkellstrading@telus.net>

Diane Brown, Secretary <dianebrown@telus.net>

Albert Gibson, Director

Russ Cooper, Director <russelcooper@rocketmail.com>

Rien Van Der Velden, Director <rienvdv50@gmail.ca>

Peter Bugden, Director

Website: info@ancientmarinersofbc.com


Ancient Mariner Clubs that hold meetings every month include:

Vancouver Island (Chemainus) Club

Located in the Horseshoe Bay Inn Chemainus  

1st Tues. of every Month @ 11:30 Hrs. 

Contact: Jim Goodwin 1-250-758-6727


Mid Island AMC Group Last Monday of Each Month @ 11:00 AM

FRENCH CREEK: Boar's Head Pub, #1, 1025 LEE ROAD, PARKSVILLE, BC (250-248-3713)Contact:  Earl Emery @ 250~591~0661 or MARK1157@shaw.ca  Ian MacPherson @ 250~334~0857

Mariners of the Okanagan


Contact:  Stan Marshall @ 250-498-4400 or stanmarshall@persona.ca