Alan Wayne Jebson

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On 21st April 2021, Alan Wayne Jebson passed away peacefully at home in West Vancouver, Canada. He is the dearly loved husband of Winnie, much loved father of Samantha & Nicky, father-in-law of Chris and Steve and devoted grandad of Oliver, Amelia, Ellie, Zach and Sam and loving brother of Linda and Julie.

Alan was born on 24th September 1949 in Scissett, Huddersfield, U.K. He started his career as a chartered accountant before joining HSBC in Hong Kong in 1978 with which he had a distinguished career. In addition to serving the HSBC Board, he was also a board director of Vodafone, Experian and Dettwiler.

He moved to Whistler, British Columbia after retirement in 2006. He enjoyed life to the fullest. it was filled with adventures, joy and friendship. He enjoyed travelling, diving, golfing, cricket and soccer. He was a great cook and wine connoisseur. His happiest moment was sitting down with a book, a cigar and a glass of wine in his hands.

He was known for his intelligence, wit, generosity and decency and he will be fondly remembered as the same.


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Margy Krause & Monty Clemens

9 May 2021

We are so grateful to have known Alan. He was such a kind, generous man. We were lucky to have been paired up with Winnie and Alan on the golf course at Nicklaus North shortly after they joined. We were privileged to enjoy their wonderful hospitality, Alan's skills as a chef and his panache for collecting fine wines. We shared many laughs over the years. We miss him dearly, especially every time we walked down the 15th hole. Alan, you will be remembered dearly. May you rest in peace! Here is Alan at the helm on our sailing trip in Desolation Sound in 2012.

Karen Crowe

8 May 2021

I was really saddened to hear about Alan, I hope all the happy memories Alan, Winnie and the family made, bring much comfort. I worked in Alan's Group IT for several years and have many memories of Alan's time as the 'boss'. Alan, Rob, Ken, Gail and I shared plenty of laughter and one memory is when Alan headed off on a business trip and got as far as the airport business lounge using Winnie's passport. Truth be told, it may have been Rob, Ken and I laughing.
My thoughts are with Winnie and family.

Ken Harvey

7 May 2021

Alan is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. It is rare to meet a man of such high integrity, wit, compassion and capability. We are blessed to have known him and I was uniquely lucky to call him “boss”. My favorite Alan quote is one I use often and still attribute it to him. It is a pearl for anyone managing Information Technology..... “Hardware is easy, Software is difficult, People are impossible”.

Ray Campsie

6 May 2021

Alan. We never got to share that bottle of 68 Haut Brion. Open it now and leave me the bill for when we meet again to share it.
Thanks for the fun, the camaraderie, and for the friendship that will be missed so many of those whose life you touched. Ray

Richard Hennessy

5 May 2021

Dear Winnie, sent 23rd April 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to let us know of your sad news, at what is obviously a difficult time.
We had met Alan in Hong Kong over 40 years ago, before I had joined HSBC, on a weekend trip to Lantau.
Then got to know him much better over our four years serving in Saudi Arabia at Saudi British Bank, where we would always be out at weekends – camping, BBQs and running with the Hash House Harriers; we also learnt to Scuba Dive together and I have many photographs and fond memories of that time.
Returning to the UK and whilst working, we were able to keep in touch through our regular Wine Society tastings and dinners after, as well as enjoyable Chinese meals in restaurants that you recommended. It was of course a pity we hadn’t seen you both in more recent years, but expected with you living in Canada / USA.

As you say Alan lived life to the fullest, with a great love of wine as well as an excellent cook. He shall be sorely missed by all he was close to. Please know that Angela and my thoughts are with you and do please get in touch if you return to England at some time in the future.

Keep safe and much love

Richard and Angela Hennessy

Kitty Lau

2 May 2021

This is very saddening. My condolences to his family. Life is short, but Alan was a very accomplished person. He was considerate and a quick thinker. May he rest in peace, we will always remember him. We hope Winnie stays strong and receives plenty of support from her friends and family.

John Butler

1 May 2021

Alan was such a generous man. And his generosity extended to the golf course. He was always so ready to concede a putt and make his opponent happy. He certainly made me happy many times.

He will be much missed. And so will my putts, probably !

Michael McConnel

29 April 2021

Dear Winnie and family.
We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. While we only got to know you and Alan four years ago, we greatly enjoyed the dinners and the many wines we shared not to mention the laughs we had on the golf course. We will miss Alan and his wonderful sense of humour.
Love and hugs from us.
Mike McConnel and Cath Sang

Chris Vethanayagam

24 April 2021

It was a privilege to work with Alan in Saudi Arabia, where he was both my boss and a mentor! He gave us the freedom to execute projects and was there to provide support when needed. He was the biggest influence in my move to Vancouver, Canada and subsequently the many years at HSBC Bank Canada. Sincere condolences and prayers to the family and may your soul rest in peace!

Paul Whitaker

23 April 2021

This is very sad and my condolences to his family.
Alan and I first met in the 70's when we played darts for rival darts teams in the Hong Kong darts league. Thereafter our paths crossed frequently on various projects in HSBC. He was always helpful and informative and I like to think I didn't irritate him too much. He had a great sense humour and I still chuckle over some of his asides.