Frederick Waller LAMB

LAMB, Frederick Waller May 20, 1922 – February 22, 2011

Fred was born in Toronto and joined the Canadian army at age 18. He was posted to Red Deer, Alberta, where he met his wife Jean on a blind date. He was disappointed that he saw no action during the war, but the Colonel of the Regiment saw his talents in administration so he was desk bound. After the War Fred did use his administration talents and was the Administrator of Red Deer, Lethbridge and Calgary hospitals. He retired from the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary at 57 years old and moved back to Red Deer, where he and Jean had started their life together 68 years ago this year. Daughter Diane encouraged a move to the Okanagan Valley and Fred and Jean have enjoyed 18 years in the Kelowna area. As one of the first residents of Sun Village Retirement Community, they made many friends and enjoyed the clubhouse events. Fred didn’t love Bridge like Jean but was a good Golfer and enjoyed billiards and darts. His sense of honesty was evident in his family and work lives. He loved a good party and was a super host. Fred survived by his wife Jean, daughter Diane (Ed) Murray, grandsons John (Shannon) Worth, children Ella and Maisie, Stewart (Melanie) Worth, daughter Jayne, niece Katherine (Rob) Butler, children Curtis and Stephanie, nephew Richard (Cris) Mabb, daughter Elizabeth and step-grandson Christopher Newton. Fred was predeceased by son John Charles Lamb in 1969. A family memorial will be celebrated in the Summer. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Lake Country Lodge and Manor. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.