Robert F. Lamb
1940 – 2014
Bob Lamb passed away peacefully on Wed., Jan. 15, 2014.
Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jill (nee Turpin); his daughters, Julie, Marnie, and Jen; Marnie’s husband, Kevin Barber, and Jen’s husband, Justin Barr; and G&G’s baseball team: Matthew, Megan, Will, Katherine, Liam, James, Charlie, Henry, and Daniel. He was the son of the late John Lamb and the late Dorothy Knox. Bob leaves his sister, Mary (Peter Rainboth), his brother, Bill (Anne), his brother, Pat (Lynn), his sister, Cathie (predeceased by her husband, Terry Clarke), his brother, Ed, and his brother, Wilf (Mary Clare). He also leaves his cousins in the Therien/Quennville family, and his Turpin relatives. Bob deeply loved and was intensely proud of his three daughters, always encouraging them in their education and in their endeavours in life. He loved and was proud of his sons-in-law. He adored his grandchildren — they were truly the light of his life.
This love for his wonderful girls and their families had been returned a hundredfold, especially in the last few years. Bob and Jill spent many happy years in Mountain Township raising their children and enjoying life in the country. Bob especially enjoyed practicing law in Mountain and in Winchester. He considered the best part of his work to be the time spent meeting and conversing with people. Bob (Rex) had a lifelong love of learning. He received a B.Sc. from St. Patrick’s College, an LLB from University of Ottawa, and was called to the Bar of Ontario at Osgoode Hall.
At the age of 60, Bob returned to York University and completed a Masters in Tax Law. He especially enjoyed having his grandchildren at his convocation. Through the years, Bob has been blessed to have the support of many wonderful friends and family.
We especially want to thank Cathie, Pat, and Jimmy who were always there over the last two and half years. We have deep gratitude to the staff at Saint-Vincent Hospital for the compassionate care given to Bob, especially the staff on 3 North.
Visitation was held at the Kelly Funeral Home – Carling Chapel in Ottawa on Thurs., Jan. 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral mass was celebrated on Fri., Jan. 17 at St. George’s Church at 11 am.
In memoriam donations to Saint-Vincent Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.