Joe peacefully took his last flight on February 6th in the Burns Lake and District Hospital with his loving family by his side.
He will be deeply missed by his precious and devoted wife Boni, his two loving daughters, Kelly (David) of Kamloops, Robyn (Ervin) of Kelowna, and his four adoring grandchildren Jessica (Jeremy), Jeffrey, Ben and Braden.
Also survived by his brother Arthur (Patti) of Colfax, California, his sister Mae (Frank) of One Thousand Palms, California, half-sisters Skye Lambert of Edmonton & Annie Nicholet of Nipawin, Saskatchewan.
Predeceased by his father Zay, mother Frances, step-father Joy, and half-brother John.
A celebration of Joe’s life was held on February 11th. As per Joe’s request he was cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date. Pastor Santos officiated at the celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Lakes District Hospital in memory of Joe Lambert. Care of Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District Box 820 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth.
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings,
sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of-wheeled and
soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious,
I’ve topped the wind swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee Jr.