Hans Leber

Hans Jorg Leber

Friday, August 5th, 1938 - Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Hans Leber passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019 at Evergreen House in North Vancouver. Hans was predeceased by his parents Olga and Johann, and two brothers, Heinz and Gerhard Leber.

Hans was born on August 5, 1938 in Brombach, Germany. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Leber (nee Nichol), his children, Michelle (Gord) and Jason (Merryn) and four granddaughters, Paige, Morgan, Anja and Maelle.

Hans immigrated to Vancouver in 1962, where he met his wife Joan. They married in 1970 and raised their family in North Vancouver. Hans worked as a master pastry chef and went on to share his talent and passion with hundreds of apprentices across BC while he worked as a baking instructor at BCIT and VCC. He was often asked to make cakes for large events and was admired by many for his pastry creations. He will be remembered for his patience, kindness and artistry that was shown to his students and in all of his masterpieces.

After he retired he continued to bake for others and his kitchen always had a project on the go. He enjoyed walking around the neighborhood or the Seawall, stopping to talk with many along the way. He loved to catch a soccer game, spend time at the horse track, or relaxing with friends at the family vacation spot in Harrison Hot Springs. He had a gentle, kind spirit that touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:00-3:00pm on March 9th at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada or Diabetes Canada.
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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
    3811 Point Grey Rd
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  • Interment

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Capilano View Cemetery
    1490 Third Street, 1490 Third Street
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John & Diane McKellar

Posted at 06:07pm
Joan, our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Hans was always generous with his help and talent to us and to the Scouts. He will be remembered. Love from the McKellars

Thomas and Damaris

Posted at 12:38pm
For the best Uncle !
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Posted at 02:29pm
Dear Joan, Thinking of you and sending my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband Hans. Joanne @ Evergreen House Gift Shop

Posted at 11:07am
Our sincere condolences to the Leber family.
Hans was the kindest, sweetest person ever! He will be dearly missed.
the Malar family

Posted at 06:35pm
Rose Marie and I would like to convay our sincere condolences.
It has been a privilege to have known and worked with Hans.
Sicerely yours, John Gnos

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Hans with granddaughters at his 75th birthday party
Doing what he loved, playing the piano
Hans, Joan and baby Anja
Hans as Santa Claus at VCC (1997)
Nov 2009 - lunch at VCC baking office
Hans' retirement dinner in West Vancouver; Baking department group
Retirement lunch at VCC JJ's Restaurant
Master ship builder for BC Ferries
Hans' retirement dinner in West Vancouver; family photo (with one English instructor guest)
Hans is happy to retire! We miss him!
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