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, Bennett and Zoë.
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.
Bob’s Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc H9H 2A7. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m. Please note that masks will be required. Also, there will be a virtual livestream for friends and family who cannot attend the service, please reach out to the family for the link.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas Commemoration (www.voluntas.ca).
Jo-Ann HughesJanuary 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.
Shirley LambJanuary 24, 2022 at 9:47 pm
Thankyou Loraine for your words of comfort
Shirley LambJanuary 24, 2022 at 9:50 pm
Thankyou Jo-Ann and Jean Marc for you condolences to me and our family
Loraine HughesJanuary 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.
Elise Godbout et sa famille - Pierrot, Suzanne, Pierre, Jean, Roc, Marie-Pier, Marie-Laure et Marie-PascaleJanuary 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.
Shirley LambJanuary 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm
Merci Elise et la famille Vos mots de condoleance sont tres apprecies
Sue HughesJanuary 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.
Shirley LambJanuary 24, 2022 at 9:42 pm
Thankyou Sue for your condolences
Mark Goettel and Karen TooheyJanuary 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.
Shirley LambJanuary 24, 2022 at 9:41 pm
Thankyou Mark and Karen Please stop by to party when you come east
Werner SchwarzJanuary 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!
Shirley LambFebruary 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm
Thankyou Werner For your condolences .
Thankyou Werner for your condolences.
Marlene PerksJune 10, 2022 at 9:50 am
I am sad that I cannot attend Mr. Lamb’s celebration of life. He was the kindest father in law, and I am grateful for how he and Mrs. Lamb welcomed me in their family, years ago. I cherish the memory of our last conversation , just days before his passing. He touched the hearts of so many of his family members and friends. I extend my condolences to all of those who feel his loss. Bob Sr. and Jr. are forever reunited. I profoundly miss them both.
Josee HughesJune 18, 2022 at 5:52 pm
My Dear Shirley, I am so so sorry for your incredible loss of this remarkable husband of yours of 70 years!!!!!!!!! He was just one of those kind people who always made you feel not only welcome, but special. I will always remember him for that and his great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed every opportunity that I had to spend time with the two of you and your family. The interaction between all of you was genuine and heartwarming, I truly felt like one of the family; not sure what it was exactly but it had something to do with how inviting and accepting the two of you were. To have lost both your husband and your son not even two months apart is beyond sad and my heart breaks for you. You and Bob created such a beautiful family and I am sure Bob knew he was leaving you in good hands and that you would receive all the love and comfort necessary to accompany you in your grief. You are not alone.
Shirley LambJune 20, 2022 at 3:12 pm
Dear Josee Thankyou sincerely for your kind sentiments towards myself and family . My heart goes out to you and Michelle and Brian . Such an enormous loss And yes Josee I will think of you as we both bear this emptiness in our lives . Somehow we will go on to a new era of life .Please call me and visit . With love Shirley