January 16, 1938 - April 26, 2020
It is with great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved father, Lance David Marcano, who passed away Sunday April 26th, 2020. He is survived by his son Jason Marcano (Dana), daughter Carmyn Marcano (Trevor), grandson Julien Marcano and longtime companion Peggy Hall. Lance was born January 16th, 1938 of humble beginnings in Trinidad & Tobago and moved to Canada with the 1st place prize money he won in a singing competition at the annual Caribbean Carnival Festival as a young adult. Shortly after he arrived in BC, he married Gabrielle Huyton on June 19th 1971, and built a family together. Through his love of music he formed the popular Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Band, and performed with his band members at various venues around Greater Vancouver including the PNE.
A self-made success, Lance started his career as an independent Trucking Contractor, and on July 2nd, 1981 began his 17 year career as a Business Representative with the Teamsters Union No. 213. At that time, the Union was trying to provide better representation on construction sites to the Owner Operators, and by the late eighties, several dump truck confrontations began in the Lower Mainland, Prince George and Fort Nelson. Lance was instrumental in affecting positive changes that led to better wages for Owner Operators across the Province.
In the early 90's Lance was appointed by the Executive Board to sit as a Trustee of the Teamsters Local Union No. 213 Health & Welfare Plan. He was also appointed to co-chair the Joint Training School Board of Trustees in 1996. And he was a delegate to the International Convention in 1991 and 1996.
After his many accomplishments as a Business Representative, Lance retired on July 31st, 1998, and settled into a life of leisure where he spent much of his time visiting with family and friends and traveling through Europe, Asia and back to his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago many times.
Above all, Lance was a well-respected man who was deeply loved and will be remembered by many, as a man of few words, and blessed with both wit & charm. God bless you Dad, may you rest in peace, we will miss you.
The immediate family will announce a Celebration of Life service in the coming months, when travel and gathering restrictions are lifted. Thank you so much for all your prayers and messages of love and support during this difficult time. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Diabetes Canada.