Lucas Ulbinas

August 24, 1992January 6, 2021
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ULBINAS, Lucas – August 24, 1992 – January 6, 2021 Lucas will be lovingly remembered by his dad; Lou, his mom; Penny, his brother Todd (Gielyn), nieces; Nola and Adeline, his mociute Ida, as well as many relatives and friends. Lucas was an avid adventurer and enjoyed being active, particularly outdoors. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations to be made to the "Lucas Ulbinas Memorial Fund" in support of mental health and wellness through physical activity outdoors at the Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club. To make a donation, please call 905-549-2814 ext.221 to use a credit card, or you may write a cheque issued to the Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club and mail it to 45 Ellis Ave., Hamilton, ON, L8H 4L8. Tax receipts will be issued and sent for donations $20 or more. Thank you for honouring Lucas and for helping to share his legacy and passions with youth for generations to come. Online condolences may be made at


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Maya Amoah

April 6, 2021

I am profoundly heartbroken to hear of Lucas' passing. Sending love and strength to his family and loved ones.

I met Lucas after he had emailed me almost 10 years ago to buy clothing from a clothing brand I had at the time. He bought painted galaxy leggings and a sweater for a friend. He was so enthusiastic about it all! I remember the conversation we had during this exchange an incredibly positive one, and he ordered another shirt a while later and made some buttons for my clothing brand too! Every time was a long, friendly chat and catch up.

To this day I somehow feel like I kept in touch with him all these years, as I, like everyone else would keep up to date and remain inspired by his adventures. A friendly comment or story reply, and he was always helpful when I messaged him for any outdoor hiking advice.

His kind character clearly even made such an impact on an acquaintance like me, so I can only imagine how he touched the lives of his loved ones. I will be thinking of you Lucas, I thank you for your warmth here on earth and will look for you in the stars.

Dad Lou Ulbinas

February 28, 2021

...goodbye My Son..perhaps some Day this will be easier but it hasn’t happened yet..this is so painfull..
I LoveYou, Dad

James MacDonald

February 13, 2021

Dear Ulbinas Family,

I can’t imagine the pain that you must be going through and I am so sorry for your loss. I have been Lucas’s friend since high school, and we worked together at Kiwanis. Lucas has been a role model for me since we were young. In high school I felt very insecure. People could be very confrontational and rude, and this had a detrimental impact on my actions and on how I viewed my social surroundings. Lucas was different. He always treated me with kindness and respect, and this changed my perspective entirely. He always made me feel included and that really helped to build my self-esteem. I appreciated his friendship very much and we had some amazing times together. He had such amazing energy and so many friends. We have all been very supportive of one another through this tragedy and I think that he would be very happy about that. I am so proud of him and the positive impact that he had on all of the lives of his friends. He inspired others to act altruistically. He brought people from all walks of life together in celebration. I will never forget the lessons that I have learned by Lucas’ example and I will always strive to emulate his kindness and compassion, and his love for his friends for the rest of my life.

Yours sincerely,

James A. MacDonald.

Dianne Stanton

February 8, 2021

To the Ulbinas family;
I send my Condolences for this Great Loss and wish to Thank you for raising such an Awesome son, brother, nephew, uncle, love, friend and Amazing human xx

I Celebrate YOU and Your Life Lucas!
Thank you for touching and Blessing So Many!

These 28 years you gave us ...
Wisdom beyond your years, your Kind + Gentle ways, that Caring and Listening ear, Oh that Smile and So many Awesome Adventures have Helped So Many and Changed this World.

Until we meet again (and we will) ...
Please Know YOU Made a Difference, You Will be Remembered in our Hearts and Always !!
Aunt D

Gielyn Ulbinas

February 6, 2021

It’s been a month since you’ve passed and it still feels surreal. Growing up my dad always said “when it’s your time it’s your time”. But over the recent years when I hear of young people passing I find myself asking “how is this part of god’s plan? They haven’t lived long enough to fulfil their purpose in life.” At the funeral, I found the priest’s sermon about one’s pilgrimage to be quite fitting. After reading every single amazing memories of love, laughter, friendships, relationships, physical/emotional support, nature, art, life milestones, activities & events that people have shared of you Lucas... it is evident that although your pilgrimage wasn’t as long as some of ours will be, you fulfilled your purpose in your short 28 years here on earth. And to know and somewhat understand that gives me some comfort.
When I look back in my memories of us, the one that always comes to mind is that long incessant wave we would give each other at the end of the night when I’d go home after hanging out with Todd. We would just wave for minutes until it got awkward. When Todd left town for those 6 years we’d only catch up during family functions. I love how we’d always glance at each other and just shrug whenever something happened. It was our way of thinking the same thing without saying it out loud. But that’s what our relationship was always like - comfortably quiet around each other. It wasn’t until Nola & Adeline came along and your involvement in their lives that I really saw your love. From bike/boat/toboggan rides, to beach days/lake swims/surfboarding/fishing, to backyard & clear lake camping, to birthdays/baptisms/pancake Tuesdays/thanksgivings/pumpkin carving & Halloween visits at Mociute’s/Christmas, France escapade, movie nights, summertime fires, outdoor hotdog & marshmallows roasts, summer dinner on the back deck, park adventures, reptile zoo date, wrestling & pillow fights... for all of it, thank you. We will hold on to the afterglow, love you.

Darren Burnett

January 30, 2021

I had the pleasure of working alongside Lucas for my first ever job at the Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club. He was always one of the most easygoing and outgoing guards who always helped those around him try to succeed. Though we drifted apart after I left Kiwanis, I still reflect back on the good times I had there and a lot of those times include Lucas. In the short 4 yours I knew and worked with him, he was always joking around and having fun; a great presence to be around. I remember some of the first work parties I ever went to when he would host for the guards and how he would always make sure everyone was okay and looked after while we were having our fun.
My condolences go out to your family. Thank you for the good memories, rest easy Lucas.

Russell Stevens

January 26, 2021

I met Lucas when I was introduced to the game of waterpolo. Lucas was kind and funny and was always willing to help teach a new player. I’ll never forget the memories we made, and the friend I gained.

My deepest condolences.

Wendy Jeffery

January 24, 2021

Lou and sincerest condolences on the loss of your son Lucas. My heart breaks for all of you!!! A parent should never have to endure the pain of losing a child before their time...this saddens me to no end!!!
May the great memories that you made with Lucas comfort you in the oncoming days, months and years. Please cherish these memories as Lucas will live in your hearts forever. May Lucas RIP!!!
Heartfelt condolences, Love and Hugs!!!
Wendy and Bill Jeffery


January 21, 2021

To the Ulbinas family,

May memories of Lucas and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Our deepest condolences to you at this time and always.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: The Vasilak 's and Hamco Heating & Cooling Ltd.

Jacob Arcas

January 21, 2021

To Lou and Family,

My sincere condolences Lou, to you and your family. Praying for you during these times.

- Jacob Arcas