Obituary: Timothy Drew Lambert


Timothy Drew Lambert

November 26, 1950—April 9, 2024


Timothy Lambert, born in Detroit, MI, who spent his entire professional life as a musician and a SAG actor, passed away suddenly at his home of natural causes in Birch Bay, WA.

Mr. Lambert was the second of four children born to Canadian Claude Lambert, a big-band trumpet player and salesman, and Bertha Kathryn Krug, a homemaker from Detroit. Although all the Lambert children were musically inclined, Timothy was unanimously acknowledged to have been the most gifted, excelling on piano and saxophone, but also quite capable on guitar and vocals. His knowledge of songs and ability to play them in any key requested led him to be called “The Human Jukebox.”

Timothy studied drama at San Francisco State University, eventually emerging with a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s in performing arts. 

While playing on a Seattle-Alaska cruise ship, he met the woman who would become his lifelong partner, Vancouver native Diana Flello. He settled in the Seattle-Vancouver loop, an area that provided work in music and TV acting jobs. He became a dual Canadian-American citizen in 2010.

He is survived by his partner Diana Flello, her children Richard, Randy and Raven Flello; siblings Janet Hunter, Kevin, Dennis Lambert; nieces and nephew Anya Pines-Lambert, William, Kathleen and Alexa Hunter.