It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert U. Lamb (Bob) on November 29th, 2021.
Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones from complications during his battle with lymphoma, which he had already overcome once before, 12 years ago.
Loving and devoted husband of the late Mary Ciarallo-Lamb (2009), Bob is survived by his caring and inspiring life partner, Marlene Perks; beloved and admiring daughters Melissa Marie (Adam) and Jessica Robin (Christian); cherished grandson, Leo Di Stefano; his brave and kind parents, Shirley Nolan and Robert U. Lamb; his dearest siblings, Julie Anne (Richard Hughes), Graham (Linda Williams), and Brenda. Uncle Bobby to David, Vanessa, Derek, Carolyn, Allison, and Michael. He is also survived by his aunt and godmother Dolores McIntyre and many dear cousins.
Bob touched so many lives, including his Concordia classmates, his golf buddies who played at Whitlock and Summerheights, his bandmates, so many great friends and neighbours, as well as Marlene’s family and friends.
Bob will be remembered for his love of life, his constant optimism, and his wisdom. He was committed to lifelong learning. In recent years, he took up playing the bass guitar, ballroom dancing, boating, kayaking, travelling abroad and even learning Spanish.
He displayed his competitive spirit as an avid golfer, hockey player and was a passionate Montreal Canadiens fan. He was playful, and loved music. Everyone who knew him felt his magnetic personality.
He graduated with a BSc in 1975 as part of the first ever class of Computer Science at Concordia University. Bob spent the majority of his 30+ year career at Nortel, in senior management, where he influenced the introduction of leading-edge technologies.
He was always community spirited. He coached youth soccer for the Lakeshore Soccer Club and spearheaded multiple projects where he always advocated for the “little guy.” In recent years, enjoying living in Summerstown, Ontario, his advocacy and community spirit continued towards improving the services in his neighbourhood.
We would like to thank Dr. April Shamy and the dedicated team of doctors, nurses and staff of the Oncology and ICU departments at the Jewish General Hospital, who gave Bob the best, most empathetic and compassionate care.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, December 11th at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 St-Jean Blvd, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, H9H 2A7. A limit of 50 people in rotation can gather at the same time during visitation. Please respect social distancing. Vaccination passport required.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will follow with a small number of invited family and friends. However, the service will be live streamed for all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to one of the charities he supported and have helped our family: Hope & Cope through the JGH foundation and the MS Society of Canada.
Forever in our hearts, until we meet again. And as this wise man always said, remember to enjoy the journey.