David Jean Joseph Lambert

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of David Lambert on December 16, 2020 at the age of 74, with his loving wife by his side.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Odile (née) Vandel; his children Donald (Mary), Pierre (Jenn) and Patrick; his grandchildren Noah, Matthew, Morgan, Gavin and Jack; brother and sisters Monique (Robert Vincent), René (Glynis), Marie (Guy Delorme) and sister in-law Jacqueline as well and many other in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends.  David was predeceased by his parents Lucien and Thérèse (Trudeau), brother Robert Lambert and daughter in-law Mira.

David was born in Winnipeg on December 4, 1946, married Odile December 14, 1968 and settled in St. Boniface with their family, later moving to Windsor Park.  He worked at Pollard Bank Note for 23yrs and took great pride in his work there, as well as the gardening he did at Pollard to win several awards in the Take Pride Winnipeg Annual Bloom contest.  David enjoyed gardening, fishing and more recently found rock painting.  He spent many hours painting intricate designs on rocks for family/friends as well as hiding them for Winnipeg Rocks.  He also loved going to the cabin in St. Malo and being with his family.  He had a quick wit, an infectious giggle and always had a smile on his face and liked to make others laugh.  He will be lovingly remembered for these and many more attributes. 

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all family and friends for their many words of kindness, prayers, love and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to the Cancer Care team for their care and compassion.                            

Cremation has taken place.  Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

A note of condolence can be left on David’s memorial page at www.interlakecremation.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

7 thoughts on “David Jean Joseph Lambert

  1. Ted Gross

    I first met David when I was making a sales call at Pollard Banknote in the 80’s. I was a sales rep for C&S Equipment and sold janitorial supplies, David was new in his position as was I in mine and we became life long associates and friend. Out of all the customers I have met in my career, David was one of the most genuine, trustworthy, friendly and loyal person I had the privilege to know,.

    The first time I took David out for lunch, as an appreciation for this business, He said to me right after, “Ted, I rather go for a beer next time, I always bring a lunch”, David and I had many beverages together after that and as David would say we were sometimes “ overserved”.

    David’s sense of humour was infections and we had many laughs together. I always enjoyed his company. I will sadly miss him and think of our antics often.

    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

  2. Annette Labossiere

    We are so sorry for the loss of uncle Dave. He will be missed at Christmas reunions. Dave has now earned his wings

    Annette, Michel, and Colin labossiere

  3. Anonymous

    On behalf of my brothers, and everyone at Pollard Banknote, our condolences to Dave’s family.

    I got to know David many years ago when I was cutting the grass at PBL, and he was passionately looking after our flowers. He always greeted me with a smile, and never stopped calling me Dougie. His pranks were legendary and he defined what it means to be a character. I remember well the story of when we first brought the French lottery to Winnipeg and Dave warmly greeted them all with a bro handshake, which initially confused them but then endeared them to us.

    We’ll miss him. But we treasure the time we spent together and we’re proud of the culture he helped us build at Pollard Banknote.

    Doug Pollard

  4. Norm Vigier

    Marie and I got to spend one last visit with David this past summer. The Lamberts have been our cabin neighbors in St. Malo since we bought in 1990. You could not ask for better people to have next door.

    All our family have very fond memories of David & Odile, René, Monique & Bob and of course Big Lou.

    Very sorry for your loss Odile,

    I can picture David sitting with his Dad on the bench in front of the cabin telling tales, enjoying a cold one and watching the day go by.

    Rest in peace mon ami!

    Norm Vigier

  5. Paul coelho

    Deepest Condolences to the Lambert family at this time of loss
    I worked with David for many years at Pollard
    I Remember a lot of his funny pranks

    Paul Coelho and family

  6. David Herzog

    Dave the rascal. I worked with Dave at Pollard Banknote. He was a guy who always had a big smile and loved to joke around, it was infectious. Putting ink or grease where you wouldn’t expect it so you’d get it on your hands. I will definitely miss getting together with you and Mulu at Tim Hortons, well miss you greatly
    David Herzog

  7. Brian Liscum

    My deepest condolences to the Lambert family. I worked with Dave for about 2 or 3 years and I wish it could have been longer but I had to leave the company because management decided to start turning on their employees. Dave, you were one of a kind. You certainly kept things interesting. Every time we passed each other in the hallway, I always walked away smiling, laughing or scratching my head. I will always remember those days.

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