Jacob Alexander Lehner

October 23, 1996 - July 28, 2022
August 2, 2022 13 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Jacob Alexander Lehner, 25, of Edmonton Alberta, ended his 12-month battle with cancer on July 28, 2022 — and he did it on his terms.

Jacob was born on October 23, 1996, to Geri and Peter Lehner, joining his three older sisters, Marina, Tamara and Kira, in Stony Plain, AB.

Jacob leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends. He will be remembered by his family as immensely thoughtful and empathetic, loving, compassionate, funny, fearless and always ready to come to a loved one’s rescue.

Anyone who knows Jacob knows that Jacob was most kind. No matter the situation, Jacob always went out of his way to put others first, to make sure those around him were comfortable, to make people laugh when things were tense and to help when help was needed. Jacob was a loving son, a fantastic brother, an adoring uncle and a best friend.

Jacob made a point to live life to its fullest. Whether that meant partying all night in Mexico, doing backflips, playing basketball and volleyball, snowboarding, or beating everyone at Poker, Monopoly or Catan, Jacob set the perfect example that we should all stop waiting for the weekend to live our best lives.

Jacob fought like hell until he couldn’t fight any longer, and now he is finally able to rest.

The Lehner family will be hosting a small and intimate celebration of life, by invite only, on August 10, 2022.

Jacob’s family would like to thank the Head and Neck Cancer Society for the support they provided throughout Jacob’s journey.

If you wish to make a donation in honour of Jacob, please consider donating to the Head and Neck Cancer Society, especially in lieu of flowers. Donations in Jacob’s name can be mailed to P.O. Box 4773, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5G6 or E-transfers can be sent to info@head-way.org

If you have any stories of Jacob or well wishes you’d like to share, please Contact Geri at 1 (587) 974-5643.

  1. You are loved by so many, Jacob!
    Always, and forever! 💚

  2. Such a young life gone, with so much suffering. Rest easy Jacob. You live on in your family’s memories forever. Much love to you all.

  3. So sad to hear about this, truly heartbreaking. Went to Jr.high / highschool with Jacob. Was such an awesome guy! It is shocking that he is gone.. Sending prayers to Jacob’s family & close friends during this hard time 🤍

    • Thank you Nicole. It’s nice to hear Jacob had a positive impact on your life. Please join us on the evening of August 10, at 16 Hewitt Circle in Spruce Grove for a bon fire and sharing of memories. Call me for a more specific time. Geri, Jacob’s mom.

  4. Will miss you lots Jacob! We had so many memories over these past 7 years we known each other! So many laughs and long phone calls! Rest In Peace Jacob. You are loved by so many ❤️

    • Thank you Taylor, we are learning more about Jacob every day from the people who loved him. “Long phone calls”is a surprise to me as I knew him as a man of few words. He thought deeply and said things once. So glad he was able to connect with you on that level.

      If you (or anyone) want to join us on Aug 10 from 1-4 at his celebration of life please let me know 587-974-5643

  5. RIP sweet Jakob!! You had such fire and sweetness inside you. My condolences to everyone missing and loving you. You may be gone but your light will shine forever in the hearts of everyone who knew and loves you!!!

    • To his family and friends, may Jacob’s memories bring smiles of appreciation.
      I knew Jacob as a teacher. He bounced around my Classroom with an energy that just couldn’t be contained. I also knew him as a basketball coach and he similarly threw himself energetically into the sport. He was a guy that had just a little Energizer Bunny in him. He was also generous and kind, a good friend to others.
      May you all carry memories of his effervescence that sustain you and hold you in your grief.

  6. Absolutely heartbroken to hear, sending so much love out to all of Jacobs friends and family ❤️ We met in highschool at Wagner, honestly Jacob always knew how to cheer you up, make you laugh and was always willing to listen. Rest easy old friend

    • Thank you for sharing that Morgan! We are learning more about Jacob through the eyes of all who knew him. It makes it harder in a way to learn how wonderful he was but also warms our hearts to know he left a legacy of kindness and joy.

    • Thanks Morgan. Warms my heart to hear he had an impact on so many. If you want to join us at his celebration of life please let me know, 587-974-5643, his mom Geri.

  7. Our heartfelt condolences.
    As a mom, I cannot even imagine how it must feel to loose a child.

    Rest In Peace young man, you will stay forever young.

  8. Jacob came into my life for such a short period of time but made an impact that will last my lifetime. He had a special sensitivity about him that radiated. Geri and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Be free Jacob, and soar oh so high. Sending love and light – Irene Donohue

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