RETIRED chartered architect and surveyor, John Lambert, of Queen Street, Uppingham, died at Kettering General Hospital, aged 86.
Son of Sybil and Arthur Lambert, he was educated at Oswestry Grammar School, Torquay Grammar School and the Architectural Association, London. He worked as an architect with the Church Commissioners; was deputy surveyor to Oxford University; EDO Hong Kong Polytechnic, architect to Uppingham School and consultant to Smithers Purslow and Company.
From 1943 - 1947 he served with the RAF in the Far East as a navigator, flying in Sunderland aircraft.
He was a sidesman for Uppingham Parish Church, Hospital of Christ, and St Anne and St John Church.
His hobbies included watercolour painting and classical music. He also enjoyed travel in Italy and Wales and watching rugby and sailing.
Bereaved are his widow Barbara and children Stephen, Gillian, Jane and Sarah.
The funeral service took place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Uppingham, the Rev David Maudlin officiating.
Family mourners included: Barbara Lambert, Stephen Lambert, Christopher Lambert, Gillian Umpleby, Kate Umpleby, Jane Strom-Pedersen, Camilla Strom-Pedersen, Hannah Strom-Pedersen, Timothy Strom-Pedersen, Sarah McDowall, Laura McDowall, Anna McDowall, David McDowall, Tom Cleland, Matthew Laughton, Kevin McDowall, Dudley Sutton, Trevor Sutton, Gareth Andrews-Jones, Chloe Barrow, Wendy and John Rae, Henry Webb.
Sympathisers included: Julia Webster (representing Jacqui Salt, Carol Gilson), Min and Norman Tomson, Norman Smithers, Paul Green, John and Alison Green, Peter Lloyd (Mary), Allours-Rutland (Dean Taylor, Emma Salt, Wayne Shaw, Sarah Duncombe), Pip and Sarah Duncombe, Jean Metcalfe, Emma Kearney (Denise, Robert Kearney), Mary Holmes (Jane Wright), Mr and Mrs Evans (family, A Evans), Philip Richards, Barbara Rands (Deirdre Goodman), Andrew Bussey (Anna Bussey), Annabel and Graeme Phipps (Smithers Purslow and Co), David Hearsum (Uppingham School Estates Department), Brenda Mason.