Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4



- 11 December 2017

The Lions International Motto “WE SERVE” was exemplified in the life of Lion Leando Nibbs, MJF, PP, CM, LM. As a Charter member of the Lions Club of Tortola on April 27th, 1972 Lion Nibbs first served as “One Year Director” and throughout the years held numerous positions on the Executive Body including that of President. In addition to being a most active entrepreneur in the building of NIBBS Auto Sales, Lion Nibbs found the time and was most active and highly effective in every aspect of signature and other projects that meant so much in the lives of many.

As time did not always allow his physical presence on a number of projects, Lion Nibbs was most generous in his financial contributions in support of LIONS signature projects including but not limited to:

  • The rebuilding of homes damaged by storms;
  • Lions Primary School Eyes screening projects;
  • Lions Games for persons with special needs;
  • Reading is Fun Week;
  • Construction of restroom facilities at the QEII and Noel Lloyd Parks;
  • The donation of an Ultra Sound Machine and an orthopedic bed to Peebles Hospital and Lions Annual Christmas Basket Delivery.

During his earlier years of service, Lions Nibbs was voted Lion of the Year and was honoured with LIONS most prestigious award hence designating him as a “Melvin Jones Fellow”.

Special words of appreciation are extended to the immediate and extended family but specifically to his wife, business partner and community stalwart Lion Esmie Nibbs. Together as “Partners in SERVICE”, the NIBBS served the BVI community and served it well. Lion Leando’s voluntary works; his generous contributions and his kind mannered nature speak volumes of his dedication and Service to Humanity.

The District Governor join with the Lions and Leos of Sub-District 60 B in expressing our sincerest condolences to Lion Esmie Nibbs and the Lionistic family of the Lions Club of Tortola.

May the soul of our departed brother rest in eternal Peace!

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