LUCAS, Jack. Jack Lucas retired in 1985, ending a career that began in 1940. Born in Saskatoon, Sask. Feb. 7th 1921 Died in South Surrey, Dec. 3rd 2012. In 1940, having been declined by the Air Force, he joined BC Coast Steamships and entered Navigation school to peruse a Mates License.
During World War Two, his voyaging involved the auspices of the US Military Sea Transport. After the War he returned to BCCS, changing from Deck to Pursers Department. He served at various time as Purser on all 14 vessels, mostly The Princess Maquinna.
He came ashore in 1963 to be Claims Agent for Johnson Walton Steamships. In 1965, he became Manager for Knut Knutson OAS. In 1969, Manager for East Asiatic. In 1970, Manager for Scanstar. When the line became Johnson Scanstar, he was promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Sales. He took a very active part in the Maritime Industry. He was involved in all the trade organizations – being President in 3 and Director of 8 more. Several awards for servitude. He served as President of Vancouver’s Transportation Club in 1973 and as Chairman for the observance of National Transportation week in BC and the Yukon 1983 – 84. Long time member of St. Marks Anglican Church, Ocean Park and the Men’s Club.
Lovingly remembered by many friends and extended family. “A TRUE GENTLEMAN
TO THE END.” A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Monday, Dec 10th at 11am, St Marks Anglican Church, 12953 20th Ave. South Surrey. Interment to follow at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Ave. South Surrey. Reception to follow at Victory Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. “We’ll miss you, Jack.”
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522