David Lambert, Niagara-on-the-Lake Grape Grower

It is with sadness that the Grape Growers of Ontario inform you of the passing of David Lambert on Monday, April 18, 2016 following a long battle with cancer. Dave was with his family at Princess Margaret hospital in Toronto.

Dave was first elected to the GGO's Growers' Committee representing Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2009, and was re-elected each year including 2016. As a valuable member of the Committee, he was involved in several industry projects including irrigation, cover crops and premium vineyard practices. Dave graciously hosted many research events at his vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In addition to his involvement with the GGO, Dave was the Chair of the Fresh Grape Growers Marketing Board from 2014-2016 and was involved with a number of other agriculture and community associations.

Dave will be deeply missed by his wife Josee, their four children, his family and many friends, and the Grape Growers of Ontario thank him for his commitment to Ontario's grape and wine industry during his lifetime.

Visitation will be held at George Darte Funeral Home located at 585 Carlton Street in St. Catharines on:

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The funeral will be held at the Niagara United Mennonite Church located at 1775 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:30 am, followed by interment at the Anglican Christ Church located at 1294 McNab Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If desired, memorial donations to Wellspring Niagara would be appreciated.