William (Bill) Lampert passed away at the age of 80 in Chai-Am, Thailand.
He is survived by his son Walter (Nora) Lampert, daughter Kathryn Fowler, grandchildren Laurie, Bill, Henry Vincent, Alex, Glenda, Michael, Andrew, Cynthia and numerous great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Ed.
Bill was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His family moved to Spokane, Washington in his early teens. Bill and his family moved to Williams Lake area around 1969.
He fell in love with the country and purchased land in Blackwater and started his ranch. Twelve yearling heifers were purchased from Bill Mulvahill at Chezacut. As all know, Bill was a pilot and owned his own plane, so here it began, 12 trips, with his Cessna 180 with Bill Mulvahill as caregiver of each sedated animal.
Bill’s dream was now reality.
In 1971 Bill opened Bill’s Lake Saw Service in Williams Lake. His love of ranching did not deter him from pouring his all into his saw shop. One of Bill’s inventions was the use of bungee-type bands for de-barkers.
He was a man of forceful opinions, with solid beliefs and a good friend to many over the years.
In his saw filing business there were many who dropped by to “chin wag’. It would general end up with a friendly lunch.
In 1982 the shop became L & S Industries ltd., when Bill went into partnership with Dick Scott and was able to dedicate more time to travel.
After Dick retired, Bill retired full time to Thailand and grandson, Bill, took over the business.
He was laid to rest in Chai-Am Thailand, the country he adopted.