On December 31, 2020, Lamont passed away peacefully with his family at his side. He was born in Prince George, BC on August 13, 1943. Lamont is predeceased by his parents, Allan and Olga Stevens; and brother-in-law, Niels Kristensen. He is survived by his wife of 47 yrs, Genie; daughters, Sara (Steve) and Lisa (Trevor); and grandchildren, Marcus, Isaac, Rosie, and Hannah. Lamont also leaves behind three younger sisters, Anita, Yvonne (Perry), and Lenora (Dale); as well as many extended family members.
Lamont felt so very lucky to have spent his childhood at his family's sawmill camps (Salmon Valley, Mile 4, and Kerry Lake). He loved everything camp-life had to offer — a close knit community, full access to nature, baseball, and opportunities to learn about and run machinery. Lamont attended the University of Oregon (BSc in Economics) and then worked briefly for the government before venturing out on his own to invest in properties and stocks. He had the freedom to do what he wanted, which was to enjoy a slower life with his family living in the country at Verdant and Nukko Lakes.
Lamont loved spirited talks about politics with friends, rounds of golf (however frustrating), curling, playing ball and tennis, downhill skiing, and canoeing. He was an avid reader with a particular interest in history. He could fix and rig up anything, from a toaster to a DC CAT. He was our MacGyver. Lamont was genuinely interested in the lives of his friends and acquaintances. He enjoyed their stories and if there was humour involved, all the better. Often, he would be chuckling days later. Lamont will certainly be remembered for his unique sense of humour. He told a joke well, orchestrated a good gag, and appreciated and shared life's comical absurdities. He found a special way to share this sense of humour with his grandchildren, whom he adored.
We will cherish the many wonderful memories of Lamont and will miss him dearly. There will be no service by request.
Published in The Prince George Citizen from Jan. 6 to Feb. 5, 2021.