LAMB, Robert Urquhart
January 5, 2022

Robert U. Lamb

1929-2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert Urquhart Lamb (Bob) on January 5, 2022, peacefully surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband of Shirley Nolan Lamb for seventy years. Dedicated father and father-in-law of the late Robert (Bobby) Lamb (d 2021) and Mary Ciarallo Lamb (d 2009), Julie Anne (Lamb) and Richard Hughes, Graham Lamb and Linda Williams, and Brenda Lamb. Cherished grandfather of Melissa, Jessica, Allison, Michael, Derek, Carolyn, David and Vanessa. Loving “Grandpy” to his great grandchildren, Leo, Beatrice, Tahlia, Aria, Scarlett and Bennett.

Bob is also survived by his sister-in-law Dolores Nolan McIntyre (d John), many nieces and nephews who loved and admired their “Uncle Bob”, Marlene Perks loving partner to his late son Bobby, his dear cousins Elise Godbout Larouche (d Roger) and Fernand Godbout (Micheline).

Predeceased by his parents Anne-Marie Brassard and Robert Urquhart Lamb and his brother Drummond Lamb (Jasmine Gosselin).

Bob was born in Senneterre, Quebec and lived his early years in Verdun. Attending St.Willibrord High, he graduated as class valedictorian and excelled at basketball, playing for his school and also the YMCA in Verdun. He was a sports enthusiast with a passion for hockey and was a great fan of the Montreal Canadiens. An avid reader, he always had a good book at hand. Bob loved a good conversation with his family and friends. Who can forget his amazing smile?

Bob started his successful career of fifty years in the manufacturing industry at Welland Vale Ltd., in Montreal, Quebec. From there he worked in Ontario for the Jones Shovel Company in Gananoque then Welland Vale Ltd., in St. Catharines. Bob followed these postings with a career as general manager of Welland Vale Ltd. (rail anchor division) which later became Portec in St.Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
Bob’s leadership and hard work produced high quality products for the railroads. He worked in this capacity for thirty years before retiring in 1996.

Foremost Bob was a loving husband and family man. He had a special and unique relationship with his children and grandchildren. Bob’s passing leaves a tremendous void in our lives but also leaves us with a lifetime of memories of his love, laughter and wisdom to help us move forward in his footsteps.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to his cardiologist Dr. George Honos (CHUM), Dr. Gary Inglis, Dr. Ngoc Huy Nguyen, the amazing nurses at the CLSC Vaudreuil-Dorion, Dr. Genevieve Chaput and her team at the Palliative Care Residence in Hudson.

If you wish, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice in Bob’s memory.

Plans for Bob’s Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas Commemoration (www.voluntas.ca).

Gathering at a later date

12 responses

  1. Jo-Ann Hughes

    January 19, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Jean-Marc and I offer our condolences to you JulieAnne and Richard as well as to your Mom and all your family.

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    • Shirley Lamb

      January 24, 2022 at 9:47 pm

      Thankyou Loraine for your words of comfort

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    • Shirley Lamb

      January 24, 2022 at 9:50 pm

      Thankyou Jo-Ann and Jean Marc for you condolences to me and our family

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  2. Loraine Hughes

    January 19, 2022 at 10:57 am

    My sincere condolences to you Julie and your Mom. I didn’t know your Dad, but after reading the obituary I can imagine he will be missed by the entire family, with reason. What a wonderful Husband, Dad and Granddaddy he must have been. May God rest his soul.

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  3. Elise Godbout et sa famille - Pierrot, Suzanne, Pierre, Jean, Roc, Marie-Pier, Marie-Laure et Marie-Pascale

    January 19, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you. Sending lots of love your way. Our cousin Bob will be deeply missed by our family. Nous nous rappellerons toujours avec beaucoup de tendresse du beau et si gentil cousin Bob.

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    • Shirley Lamb

      January 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      Merci Elise et la famille Vos mots de condoleance sont tres apprecies

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  4. Sue Hughes

    January 20, 2022 at 8:32 am

    My heartfelt condolences to dear Mrs Lamb and her family. May fond memories bring you all solace at this very sad time.

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  5. Mark Goettel and Karen Toohey

    January 23, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    We always looked forward to stopping in at St. Jean to party with the two Bob’s on our way to or from Cowansville. We extend our condolences to Shirley and the family.

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    • Shirley Lamb

      January 24, 2022 at 9:41 pm

      Thankyou Mark and Karen Please stop by to party when you come east

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  6. Werner Schwarz

    January 24, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    What a lovely man and what a lovely family. For those few years when Graham and I were inseparable as kids, the Lambs were my second family. I have wonderful memories of Mr. Lamb picking me up on the way to Graham’s hockey games so I could watch my best friend on the ice… and those times that Mr. Lamb took Graham and I to the Forum to watch the Canadiens kick some butt… Mr. Lamb, a kind and generous man… I share your sadness. My condolences!

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  7. Shirley Lamb

    February 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Thankyou Werner For your condolences .
    Thankyou Werner for your condolences.

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