Monday, February 20, 2012

David Lamb - his final portage February 17th 2012

David's enthusiastic interest in all things historical and his zest for learning always provided a breath of fresh air to our group. His crafts in which he replicated artifacts of the past are true works of art and are inspirational to those seeking a better understanding of the way we were. His passion for understanding the Aboriginal way of life is reflected in his art and will remain as part of his legacy.
I only wish that we had been able to share in the building of that birch bark canoe that he so desired to create - have a good voyage my friend.
John Raynor
Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society  
Photo of some of David's work by William Gibson

Obituary for Mr. David Lamb

Lamb, David
Passed away at the Southlake Health Centre, surrounded by his family on Friday February 17, 2012 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Paul and his wife Andrea, Stephen and Jeffrey. Proud Grandad of Jacob and Olivia. Dear son of Doris and the late Frank Lamb. Loving brother of Jennifer and her husband David, Graham and Pat. Uncle Dave will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St. Barrie, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through


Gibson, William said...

Dave Lamb combined curiosity, enthusiasm and determination. He added humility to that mix. His abiding interest in First Nations' technology was inspiring. He was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed.

John Raynor said...

Marg and I went to the visitation for David yesterday and his interest in the First Nations community was confirmed by the presence of an elder who conducted a private ceremony with the family.
The family restated how important David'd involvement with the chapter was to him and suggested that at a later date they may wish our assistance in sorting through his collection of historic material in order to determine its distribution. I'm glad that we went.