John Keith Lebessis

born on September 12th, 1986 in Churchill, Manitoba met an accidental death at the promising age of 21. He is survived by Amy Etienne and their unborn child, his parents and his four siblings.

He celebrated his life in a quest for encyclopedic knowledge. John’s pleasant disposition earned him friends around the world. One of his first loves was the Army Cadet Core and was pursuing with fascination the pleasures and study of culinary arts. John’s life touched many people’s lives and he’ll be missed by his peers in the communities of Golden, BC, Lake Louise, AB, Arivat, NU and around the country.

Pallbearers are George Lebessis, Michael Antonakos, Miles Jolliffe, Chris Finnie, Chris Billyard, Danny Bertrand, Philipp Jaeger and Karl Gutzman.

Funeral services will be held at The Sacred Heart Catholic Chuch, 808 11th St. South, Golden BC at 1:00 pm Sunday, July 27th, His Eminence Archbishop Lazar Puhalo of the Orthodox Church Of America, officiating.

Internment will follow the funeral service at the Golden, BC Cemetery. A reception and celebration of John’s life will follow at the Golden Seniors Center at 1401 9th St. South. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local search and rescue teams or Army Cadet youth programs.