It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Michael ‘Spike’ Lambert, 51, on Friday, September 16, 2016. Michael passed away peacefully at the Thunder Bay Regional HSC with his sisters, brother, nephews, and lifelong friends at his side. He will be missed by everybody who knew him.
Michael was born August 31, 1965, was a lifelong resident of Atikokan, and took advantage of all that it had to offer. He enjoyed being outdoors and spent many hours hunting, fishing, golfing, playing hockey, and camping. He had many close friends who he could always count on and enjoyed spending time with them.
Michael is survived by his father Mike Loda (Atikokan), brother Jean Lambert (Atikokan), sisters Gayle Lambert (Thunder Bay), and Joan Lambert (Kenora), nephews and nieces Terry Farmer, Tommy Farmer, Timmy Farmer, Cody Farmer, Chris Lambert, Jasmine Farmer, Miranda and Brad Farmer, and, Nick, Paul and Jackie. Also left behind is his best four-legged friend, Lucy, who was a faithful companion and joy in his life.
Michael was pre-deceased by his mother Nellie, sisters Carla and Gloria, brother Paul, and nephew Donnie.
A celebration of life was held at the Atikokan Legion on September 22, with Shawn Veran, Ed Cornell, Mike Shine, Wayne Learning, Craig Cornell, Ric Kitzul, Brian Ferguson, Doug Busch, Dan Albrecht and Chris Lambert serving as honourary pallbearers.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Atikokan Youth Centre, Box 838, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0.