Eric Lambert was a developer of Canada's natural wealth. A Chartered Accountant, he used his skills in finance management and accounting to help unlock mineral and hydro-electric resources of the Canadian Shield.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 4, 1923, he was educated at the famed George Heriot's School, founded in 1628, and at the University of Edinburgh.
He served as a Captain in the British Army from 1943 to 1947 and during part of that time attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
In 1957, he came to Canada with his wife and twin children, Keith and Valerie. Their youngest daughter, Elaine, was born in Canada. His widow, the former Catherine Murray of Edinburgh, presented to the Eric G. Lambert School in his memory the Award for Academic Excellence in Graduating Year.
With his great drive and enthusiasm, Eric Lambert helped significantly to arrange and manage the financing of several major Canadian natural resource projects including the Elliot Lake uranium deposits.
His crowning achievement was the key role he played in the financing of the great Churchill Falls hydro-electric development which will remain as a memorial to him and to his associates who died with him when the Company's DH-125 jet aircraft crashed near Wabush, Labrador, on the evening of November 11, 1969.