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Franc Lebar

October 3, 1935 — January 2, 2024

Franc Lebar

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October 3, 1935 - January 2, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Franc (Branko) Lebar on January 2, 2024 at the age of 88. Franc was a loving husband, proud father, cherished Opa, and great Opa, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, love and beautiful memories.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 65 years, Vida, with whom he shared a lifetime of love
and companionship. Together, they built a home filled with laughter, love, and countless
cherished moments. Franc’s devotion to Vida was a testament to the enduring power of love.

Franc was the proud father of Branko (Susan), Diana, (Peter), and Christine (Steve). His love for
his children knew no bounds, and he took great pride, in witnessing their achievements and
milestones. As a father, Franc provided constant support, offered guidance, and a reassuring
shoulder to lean on during both joyous and challenging times. His roles as a cherished Opa to
Erik (Rochell), Adam (Tessa), Mitchell (Brie) Jackson, Isabel, Nino, (Amy), Alexandra (Luca) and great- Opa to Jordyn, Chase, Indy, Zoe, Leo, and Harper were ones that brought immense joy to Franc. His face would light up with pure happiness in their presence. Franc’s love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren was immeasurable, and the memories they created together will be treasured for generations to come.

Franc Lebar was born October 3, 1935 in Lasko, Slovenia. On May 17,1958, he married the
love of his life, Vida. After emigrating to Canada in 1962 and securing his Canadian credentials, he worked many jobs. He then was able to bring his wife, Vida and his son Branko to Canada to join him.

In 1973, Franc co-founded Four Star Plating Industries. His dedication to quality, service and
especially his work ethic will forever echo in the legacy he created.

A special thanks for all his caregivers.

As we mourn the loss of Franc Lebar, let us remember him not with tears but with the gratitude
for the incredible life he lived, the love he shared and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of
those fortunate enough to know him.

Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge on Sunday, January 7 from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Private cremation to take place. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada in Franc’s memory.

May he rest in peace.
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Visitation

Sunday, January 7, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ward Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel"

4671 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON L4L 1S6

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Second Visitation

Sunday, January 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ward Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel"

4671 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON L4L 1S6

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Service

Monday, January 8, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ward Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel"

4671 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON L4L 1S6

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