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John David Lambert

April 30, 1953 ~ February 16, 2023

John David Lambert

With great sadness, we are sharing the passing of our dad, John David Lambert. John died in the morning of Thursday February 16, 2023, at Whitehorse General Hospital. John had a sudden heart attack and passed away shortly after.

John was born on April 30, 1953, in Malton, Ontario to parents Jack and Esther Lambert, whom he will now be reunited with. John leaves behind his 3 children Matthew (Lori), Andrea (Adam) and Michelle (Rick).  He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren Matson (13) Breton (10) Aubree (9) McKinley (8) Aurora (6) Carson (3) and Callahan (1). He was a brother to Lynda, Wendy, Beth, Leah, Jim, and Peter.

Those who knew John, knew he was a simple man with an adventurous spirit. He had a contagious sense of humour that he paired with witty one-liners and sayings. He was one with nature and had an appreciation for all the beauty Mother Nature offered. He had a way of noticing the smallest details in nature that told the story of the forest and natural world. John was a master lumberjack for many decades and business owner of Lambert Logging. John sought solitude in the forest and regularly searched for rare fungi, trees, and diamond willow. He had a passion for Robert Service poetry and reading all about the Great Far North. John was put on “The Spell of the Yukon” in his youth but moved to the Yukon in 2007 after years of being called to its beauty. He fell in love with “The freshness, the freedom, the farness” and found his home. He fell logs and built a log home which was surrounded by white spruce trees, pine, and purple fireweed, and set perfectly to the backsplash of the beautiful mountains of Kluane National Park. John was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and a friend to all that knew him. He will forever be remembered as “King of the Forest” and for his witty sense of humour that drew so many people to love him deeply.

“If I don’t see you in the future, I’ll see you in the pasture”.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve would be appreciated. Johns’ children will be having a celebration of his life at his home in Haines Junction on Saturday February 25, 2023. Please drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Comments (16)
  • 20 February 2023
    Lynda McLean

    A beautiful tribute. Thank you Andrea, Matthew and Michelle.

  • 20 February 2023
    Jim Lambert

    John was a special person . He will be missed by many.

  • 20 February 2023
    The Peticca’s

    We are so sorry for your loss. We loved getting to know your dad this past summer and enjoyed his stories, his kindness and his humour. He was truly one of a kind ♥️

  • 20 February 2023
    Laurie Schamber

    A donation to the Wildlife Preserve is very fitting and something John would appreciate. He was a wonderful human and will be missed. Your words are a great tribute to your dad. I’m glad to have known him.

  • 20 February 2023
    Candy & Bob Cherepak

    We will certainly miss John. Loved our visits with him and hearing of different adventures and learning more about mushrooms and the Yukon. Our summers in the Yukon will not be the same without our many get togethers with John. He was one in a million. Our sincere sympathies to family and friends. ❤️

  • 20 February 2023

    This is a beautiful dedication to our Brother. Thank you Andrea, Michelle and Matthew.

  • 20 February 2023
    Robin L Cowperthwaite

    Your dad gave me his time when ever I needed. That is the greatest gift in life anyone can offer.
    I will miss him till the day I join him.
    I’m so very sorry your dad had to go, my deepest condolences to you kids, the grand babies he was so proud of and siblings.
    If a Spring Trip to his place comes to fruition, please keep me posted. I so wish I’d have
    gone to see him while he was still there, but I’m sure his presence will live on forever there.

  • 20 February 2023
    Lynn Eckervogt

    John was one of my favourite people – always smiling and laughing and a real pleasure to talk with. We had some great conversations. My sincerest condolences to family and friends.

  • 20 February 2023
    Wendy Lambert

    Hey Johnny you were/are the best of the best. See you in the pasture! Love always.

  • 20 February 2023
    Peter Lambert

    John was a good man and a good brother, always congenial and fair minded. I’ll remember John as an honest and hard working man.

  • 21 February 2023

    Yukon John! a friend I’ll never forget. The forest up north just wont be the same without you. Even all those mushroom you loved to visit will miss you, and we’ll think of you with every one up there we pick. Rest in peace dear friend, you are a Hero to so many of us in the Mycoverse.

  • 22 February 2023
    Lynne Sinclair

    Thinking of you Michelle, Andrea and Matt on the sudden passing of your Dad as you Celebrate his Life on Saturday. He was proud of his children and grandchildren. Would have liked to have got to know all of you. A well written tribute to John’s life. Had hoped to visit him in the Yukon and see the little cabin in the woods he built. John was a special friend and I will always fondly remember.

  • 23 February 2023
    Michele Robillard

    John always a pleasure coming to you and your beautiful other half Wava, the homemade wine was always so good !!!! Rest In Peace my wood cutting bro!

  • 28 February 2023
    Micheal Adkins

    Only met John online through Willow collectors. Having spent most of my youth in Alaska, John’s pics always reminded me of my youth back then. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Mr. LAMBERT

  • 1 March 2023
    Beth Lambert

    Love you, John

  • 25 September 2023
    Doug Babcock

    John was a remarkable individual and exceptional friend. RIP, buddy!

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