Skilled builder John had a great love of an­i­mals

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

THE re­cent death of John Lam­bert from Rathshan­more, Hack­et­stown, was met with sad­ness across his na­tive County Wick­low and Car­low, where he made his home.

John (74) passed away on June 26 at St Luke’s Hos­pi­tal, Kilkenny af­ter a brief ill­ness.

John grew up in Ard­nebay, Knock­ananna as part of a large fam­ily. A builder by trade he ran a suc­cess­ful com­pany and worked in Dublin for a decade be­fore mov­ing back to his na­tive vil­lage.

John was mar­ried to Mary and they had five chil­dren – Bernard, Joey, Kevin, Christina and Teresa – and 17 grand­chil­dren.

John was well liked and re­spected in his com­mu­nity and passed on his ex­per­tise in the build­ing trade to his three sons who fol­lowed in his foot­steps.

He was a great card-player and en­joyed a good sing-song, ‘Raglan Road’ be­ing his song of choice.

Those who knew John were aware of his love of an­i­mals and he was of­ten seen driv­ing around in his white van, ac­com­pa­nied by a ter­rier in the pas­sen­ger seat.

John was the third brother of the Lam­bert fam­ily to pass away in 17 months.

Fu­neral Mass for John was cel­e­brated in the Church of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, Knock­ananna by John’s brother Fr Owen Lam­bert join by Fr De­clan Fo­ley and other cel­e­brants.

He is sadly missed by his wife, chil­dren, grand­chil­dren, daugh­ters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers, sis­ters and many rel­a­tives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

The late John Lam­bert.

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