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Obituary for Samuel Ivan "Sam" Lamb

January 20, 1927 – February 24, 2022

It is with great sadness, the family wish to announce the passing of Samuel Ivan Lamb on February 24th, 2022 at Woodstock hospital.

Sam was born in Springfield on January 20th, 1927. He was the youngest son of Frank and Eva Lamb.
Sam was family oriented, community minded and spiritually guided man.

In his 95 years, he dedicated his time to the Town of Tillsonburg (Town Council), to the sport of baseball (Sam Lamb Baseball Field), St. Paul’s United Church (AOTS member), a member of IOOF Lodge, RC Legion member and many more organizations. Most of all was his unwavering love and devotion to his family.

Everyone that knew Sam, was lucky enough to experience his kindness, caring and fun personality. He may best be known for his competitiveness. A trait that has been passed down to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary Anne Van Geertruyde, of 38 years.

Sam was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy, in 1982.

He was the proud father to Terry (Pat) Lamb, Dan (d.2013) Lamb, Debbie (d.2008)(Max d.2003) Partlo, and Kelly (Dale d.2022) Springer and Mary Anne’s children, Chantal Van Geertruyde and Chris (Chaundra) Van Geertruyde.

Sam’s legacy will live on in this community as he has left 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

“If I build it, they will come!”

A visitation will be held at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3T6 (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Masks will be mandatory.

A private Funeral will take place at St. Paul’s Church, Wednesday, March 2 at 11:00 am. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the St. Paul’s United Church’s YouTube channel. Interment to follow at the Tillsonburg Cemetery.

Memorial donations to St. Paul’s United Church, Canadian Legion Br. 153 Tillsonburg or Camp Trillium Waterford.

St. Paul's United Church, 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3V2

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 153, 16 Durham St., Tillsonburg, ON N4G 1V7

Camp Trillium, 433 Thompson Rd W, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0