It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Stuart Lamb died peacefully in his home with his wife and daughters at his side on May 25, 2021.
Stuart was born in Scotland in 1934 where his father Murray Lamb had a veterinary practice. His mother Hilda Lamb raised him after his father’s tragic death in WW2 when Stuart was 7 years old.
Stuart attended school at St Andrews in Grahamstown, South Africa. He did undergraduate degrees at the University of Cape Town and his MBA at Portland University, USA.
In 1970 Stuart met and married his beloved Sheila in South Africa. In 1973 the family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada where they lived on the North Shore.
Stuart worked in South Africa, Zambia, England, Mexico, USA and Canada and enjoyed an adventurous life. As a young man he supported himself through university by deep sea diving; he became a pilot, a reservist policeman in Mufulira, Rhodesia and almost lost his life on a geology expedition in the Fish River Canyon, Namibia. He enjoyed sailing, skiing and was a keen cyclist.
Stuart was a loving, devoted husband and father to his daughters Janine (Kelly) and Tasha (Jonathan). His daughters were the pride and joy of his life. Stuart was a proud grandfather to Ava, Henry, Noah and Matthew and his bonus granddaughter Georgia.
Stuart will also be deeply missed by his brother Jon (Lawreen) in NZ and many relatives and dear friends scattered all over the world.
Stuart was a quiet, humble man with a deep intelligence and a wonderful sense of humour. His twinkling brown eyes and his expressive eyebrows anchored family events and time together. He was passionate about travel and covered most of the globe in his lifetime.
Our family is so grateful for the loving help and support we received in the last months of Stuart’s life.
We also thank Dr. Anis Lakha (Palliative Care Program, LGH) for making it possible for Stuart to end his final days in his home.