September 8, 1945 - October 19, 2022
PLEASE BE MY FRIEND! Peacefully on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at Marshall Gowland Manor, Timothy Clarence LAMBERTON, age 77 of Sarnia, finally succumbed to the battle that he has waged with Frontotemporal Dementia, Pick’s Disease for the past twenty plus years.
Tim is survived by his wife Terry, his sons Jason (Michelle) of Windsor and Jeff (Stephanie) of Corunna, and by his favourite, and only, brother-in-law Don Wright of St. Thomas, as well as by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his beloved sister Holly Wright (August 7, 2022) and by his parents Doug and Ruth Lamberton.
Tim worked for many years at M&T Chemicals out of Burlington covering southwestern Ontario in sales and technical service to electroplating shops. Following that, he worked at Durachrome in Wallaceburg in the lab doing metal plating analysis. Tim was a season ticket holder for the Sarnia Sting hockey team for many years. He enjoyed boating with friends and was a member of the Lambton Outdoor Club where he took part in hiking, biking and kayaking. He was often seen walking in the north end of Sarnia where the many people who he encountered enjoyed his goofy humour, silly puns and bad jokes. His sunny disposition was sure to leave them with a smile on their faces.
Many thanks are extended to all the people who befriended Tim and showed him kindness when it was obvious that he was afflicted with this horrible illness. Thanks to all the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor and especially the staff in the Rose Wing who, over the past six and half years, treated Tim with compassion and dignity to the very end. They all loved Tim because how could you not. Thanks to Sarah Jesso, Research Coordinator and to Dr. Elizabeth Finger, Tim’s neurologist at Parkwood Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, who did testing and extensive research with Tim over many years in the hope that one day a cure for dementia will be found. The support received from all the ladies in the FTD group has been nothing short of amazing. Lastly and most importantly, the support from so many friends, from my family, my cousins, and from Tim’s family has been steadfast and unwavering from the very beginning to the very end of this long and difficult journey. May Tim finally Rest In Peace. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Due to Covid illness at home, there will be no visitation or funeral. Arrangement entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Cremation has already taken place. If desired, sympathy may be expressed through a donation to the Inn of the Good Shepherd www.theinnsarnia.ca , the Sarnia Humane Society www.sarniahumanesociety.com or to a charity of your choice. Memories, photographs or messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca