J.A. Lampard was born in Farley, England, in 1862. He and his wife raised three sons and three daughters, and at the age of forty, Lampard emigrated with his family to Canada. The Lampards lived in Montreal for eight years, then moved to Mission when Lampard was offered a position with the C.P.R. in 1910. In the 1920’s, Lampard changed careers, and started a dairying operation with his sons in Dewdney and Matsqui.
Lampard had a very sociable personality, made many friends in the Mission area, and often took part in local plays and variety shows. He was involved in community matters, serving on the Mission District School Board and taking an active part in the Dewdney Liberal Association as well as the Mission Agricultural Society.
Source: Fraser Valley Record, February 20, 1930
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