This past Friday our boxing community lost one of our own. Lambert MacIntosh, father of Olympian Scott MacIntosh passed away in hospital in Halifax after a long battle with cancer. Lambert was a former professional boxer known for his knockout power and toughness. He was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. He became a coach at The Sydney Boxing Club and coached his son Scott for several years.
Born In: Cape North
Born: May 25th, 1944
Passed in: Halifax, Canada
Passed on: April 24th, 2015
Joseph Lambert MacIntosh, 70, a longtime resident of Edwardsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax on April 24, 2015. His last residence was in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
Born in Cape North on May 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Murdoch and Hattie MacIntosh.
He was a member of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 682 of Cape Breton for over forty years. He was a professional boxer in the 1960s and 70s and was known for his punching power and ending fights early to knockouts. He was inducted into the 1991 Canadian Professional Boxing Hall of Fame, and he also coached his son, Scott, for the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia.
Lambert is survived by his wife, Paulette, Lower Sackville; sons, Paul (Sophia), Burlington Ont., Scott (Ashley), Bedford, N.S., Lambert, Sydney, N.S.; daughters, Angela (Jason), Baltimore Maryland, Karen Ann, Ontario. Lambert is survived by his seven grandchildren and by sisters, Susie and Shirley and brother Billy.
He was predeceased by his siblings Bedford, Sadie and Jennette.
At Lambert’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation for the late Mr. MacIntosh will take place next Monday, May 4, 2015 from 5-6 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Rev. Bill Burke officiating, both taking place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, N.S., B1P-1L4. A reception to follow in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, reception room.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.twcurry.com.