Eugene passed away suddenly at the age of 95. He was born in Rolette, North Dakota in 1921. From there the family moved to Hardisty, Alberta and then Hammond, BC. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942 and served overseas with the Canadian 15th Field Artillery, serving in England, France, Belgium and Holland before landing in Germany just before the war ended, thus taking part in the liberation of Holland.
Eugene was a loved and devoted Legionnaire, having been a member of Branch #88 for 45 years. He served 6 years as a Colour Bearer, 12 years as a Sargeant at Arms, 2 years both as Third & Second Vice Presidents and was on the Executive for 6 years in all. Also part of the Poppy Drive, Membership and Visiting Committees. He also served as Sergeant at Arms for the Municipal office for 5 years where he participated ini the opening ceremonies. He was part of the Honour Guard. At this time he served along with the love of his life, Alice, who was then President of the Women’s Auxiliary.
Eugene spent 42 years working at the Hammond Cedar Mill. He was involved in boxing and baseball, coaching and umping.
Survived by son Donald Edward Lambright, stepchildren David (Jan), Darlene (Ed), Gary (Dot), and Eleanor. Predeceased by wife Alice and oldest stepson Murray (Gail), his sisters Edna, Mary, Susie, Annabel and brothers Leroy, Wesley, Clarence and Ivan. He will be sadly missed by 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 9 great – great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and great friends.
“FOND MEMORIES FOR EVER”
A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 11am, downstairs at the Canadian Legion on 224th St., in Maple Ridge, BC. No flowers by request.