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Born: Dec 04, 1946

Date of Passing: Dec 16, 2020

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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 Banknote for 23 years 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 CancerCare 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

Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • David was a lifelong friend to myself, my brother, & to our family … heavens, he was almost part of the family! Where Dave was, you knew that there would be laughter. Just seeing him, receiving an email from him, or reading one of his posts on Facebook made you smile! OMG … yes, he was the 'King of pranks' … there were pretty much no boundaries … always in fun though. David had a very kind heart, he was an ever loyal friend, he cared deeply about people and their friendships meant a great deal to him … he demonstrated that so many times. And, oh my goodness, how he could make you laugh! David leaves a void with his passing … but also leaves us with such wonderful memories of joy & laughter! Merci, mon ami! À la prochaine! P.S.: David … Thanks for your great recipe & anecdote contributions to the 'Marie-Jeanne Recipe Book'!! - Posted by: Aline Boxall Brétécher (friend) on: Mar 22, 2021

  • Everyone who worked at Pollard Banknote knew Dave, & Dave knew everyone who worked there! He was just that kinda guy! He was never without a joke, a friendly good morning or something exciting he just had to tell you about ( which was usually some practice joke he had played on someone). Everyone loved Dave. He will be missed greatly. - Posted by: Teri Masson (Friend & former co-worker) on: Jan 04, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to David's family. The Labatt Wildlife Association would like to thank Dave for his dedication to our club in his many years as the Fish Chairman. He served well and devoted his time in making sure our fishing derbies were so well organized. Rest in peace, Dave. - Posted by: Dolores Horobetz (friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • The De Schutter family sends our deepest condolences. Rest In Peace my friend, big brother is there for you. - Posted by: Marguerite DeSchutter Fouillard (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Dave was special. Like many others that received the same prank over the years, I would search for the smell in my office, to find an open sardine can duck taped under my desk, after searching for 3 days. Dave made you fell welcomed and his laugh infectious. A true gentleman and one of the funniest men I knew. My condolences to the family. Cathy Gilbert - Posted by: Catherine Gilbert (Pollard Banknote ) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • 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 friends. Out of all the customers I have met in my career, David was one of the most genuine, trustworthy, friendly and loyal people 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 - Posted by: Ted Gross (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Cousin, Uncle Dave was one of the funniest, witty, loving, compassionate men I knew. I shared my childhood with He,Odile and the boys. Our family camping trips to steep rock,to family get togethers,be sure our David was there having the time of his life. I have 3 beautiful memories with him. Dancing at a family social to The proclaimers " I would walk 5000 miles." He,Odile and I standing together under the bells at St. Boniface cathedral,he was mesmorized by the sound. Odile and I watched and smiled as we watched him. I remember my Mom taking me to visit him at Tomboy's when it was on taché where he worked. I still see him wearing his smock. He used to tell me I looked like a He was a forgiving man and our family loved him and he will be missed. God bless you Odile and family. Love always.xoxoxoxo - Posted by: Angela Baziuk (Cousin ) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • David was my godfather for my first confirmation and was a wonderful example of “family first”. He lived it. Always a jokester, kidder and never afraid to speak his mind. I will cherish the many memories of my youth when Dave made a strong impression on me. Even during his many health challenges Dave always greeted us with joy and honesty. You will be missed my dear cousin. - Posted by: Joey Riel (Cousin) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • I had many execellent times spent with my buddy Dave. Camaderie was always number 1 with Dave. Practical jokes were his specialty and all in fun. Sneaking the little airplane bottles onto the boat for a private cocktail. Fibbing on the length of the fish (alot), opening the bail on my fishing rod so I would lose the first fish and he could win the bet, brag about how he could teach me how to become a better fisherman, and then lose $3 to me when he got skunked. Dropping your expensive flashlight down the hole when we were ice fishing (I guess so the fish could see better ) LOL Favorite word for me on the boat when I bragged was Prevaricator, he must of spent days looking in the dictionary for that one to use on me, but he was always polite LOL You are Dearly missed my Friend and I will think of you often, especially when fishing. Rest in Peace my friend - Posted by: Gerald Gagnon (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

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