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Laverne Lambert

September 26, 1924 - September 19, 2015

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In loving memory of our Mom, grandmother, great grandmother,  sister, and friend.  Loved by many, Mom was blessed with a gentle helpful spirit, a loving smile, and a healthy active lifestyle.  Laverne was born in Forestburg, Alberta to Peter and Regina Albrecht where she enjoyed a wonderful childhood growing up on a large farm.  As a young girl Laverne was very active, she enjoyed school, and spending time with her siblings. In her early twenties Laverne moved with her parents to the Fraser Valley, and settled in Chilliwack.  By 1948 Laverne met and married Lawrence Lambert (Larry).  As a young hard working couple they owned and operated retail store outlets, while raising their family in Sardis.  In the 1970’s  Laverne was well known for her ability at splitting shakes.  Then, during the 1980’s Laverne worked at Cultus Lake for the Parks Board, where she retired.

Everyone was always welcomed at Mom’s, no matter what time of day or night she was always glad to see loved ones.  Mom enjoyed getting together with friends and family for singalongs, games, and laughs.  Mom loved the outdoors, picnics by the river, road trips, and even gold panning!  Laverne loved music, she always sang and whistled at home.  Mom recorded some of her own compositions.   Two of her favorite hymns were “I Come to the Garden Alone”, and “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”  Laverne belonged to the Golden Age Entertainers, as a group they performed at many senior centers in the Fraser Valley. The grandchildren loved to spend time with grandma learning to play the guitar and eating grandma’s homemade peanut butter cookies!

Survived by her three daughters, Lois (Clark, Bryan, Kettering), Sandi (Weisbeck – Lambert), Sylvia (Anderson-Lambert), seven grandchildren, Chad (Dawn), Kelly (Ibeth),  Rebbi  (Jamie), Robert, Gordon (Ires),  David (Jeanneth) and Don; and seven great grandchildren, Chelaina, Cole, Cierra, Cheyenne, Leonardo,  Aya,  Charlie.  Laverne was the youngest of thirteen siblings. She is survived by her sister Laurette Daisy Alexander and her sister in-law Polly Albrecht.  Throughout her life, despite challenges, Mom always kept a positive attitude, a loving heart, and  a forgiving spirit.

Laverne passed away peacefully surrounded with family members in Menno Hospital in Abbotsford, B.C. on the evening of September 19th, 2015.   A special thank you from family to all the Menno Hospital staff for the loving care and compassion you provided our Mom during her time with you.

In keeping with our Mother’s wishes a small celebration of Laverne’s life will be held at a later date. 

We will always remember you with love, Mom.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. 

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From: Allen & Anna Bird
Relation: Knight Road Neighbour

Dear Family of Mrs. Laverne …

that’s what we called her when she lived next to us on Knight Rd. (a brown & white farm house). We loved her WONDERFUL smile, great sense of humour & her awesome garage sales.

She was an outstanding neighbour to us. Watching our properties while we were at work & school, sharing goodies, being a bright spot tucked away by the railroad tracks.

While we understood why, but it was sad news when Mrs. Laverne sold her home & moved. We saw her only once, a bit after she’d moved. She still had her bright spirit & making the best of things that were.

So many times, while driving by, we would send blessings to her residence on Vedder Rd., wondering how she was …. Knight Road’s most unforgettable character.

Thank you for placing such a wonderful tribute in the paper. It captured her heart, spirit & character. I know OUR lives were made richer for being around her.

Our prayers & thoughts will be with your family. Mrs. Laverne will be a tough act to follow.

Allen – Anna & Prisca Bird

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