On October 19, 2016, Bob Lamont passed away peacefully at the age of 90.
Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hazel; sons, Rich (Michele) Lamont and Gary (Carol) Lamont; daughter, Laurie (Ned) Lorincz; eight grandchildren, Jeff (Bronwyn), Kailey, Jessica, Peter, Bobby, Ashley, Emily and Danny; cousin, Jean; nieces, Joanne and Marilyn; nephews, Greg and Brock; great-nephew, John, great-niece, Dana; and great-great nephew Jack. Bob is predeceased by his brothers Don and Jack and his nephew Daniel.
Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II (1943 – 1945), volunteering at the age of 17 years old. Bob was a 68 year member of the IBEW Local 424, including being the IBEW business agent for 6 years. He was also a long-time member of the West Edmonton Lodge #101 Freemasons and the Al Shamal Shriners of which he served as a member of the Legion of Honor. Bob was a proud long term member of the Jasper Place Legion #255.
The family would like to thank the staff of Kipnes Centre for Veterans and express their appreciation for the compassionate care that Bob received for the last four years and especially in his final days. Special mention to RN Norma for always providing professional care and Lucy who had an exceptional connection with Bob.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 8810 Meadowlark Road NW, Edmonton. Interment will occur at a later date in the Wall of Remembrance at the Northern Lights Cemetery in Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kipnes Foundation c/o Kipnes Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5E 6M8.