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Adams, William Keith

With sorrow, the family of Keith Adams, FCA, advises of his peaceful passing on Friday October 19, 2007 at the age of 81 years.

Keith was born and raised in Edmonton, attended Scona High School, and served in the Canadian Army. He articled as a Chartered Accountant and then, by fortune, met and married Shirley Sproule in 1950. Keith and Shirley spent the next decade in Peace River and Grande Prairie, building Keith’s career and starting a family. Keith and his family then moved to Calgary where Keith became, inter alia, Managing Partner with Pannell Kerr, a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants, President of the Chartered Accountants of Alberta, National President of the Kinsmen and a proud PNOOKA. Keith’s passionate contributions to advancing the accounting profession have been well recognized.

Keith was a principled and productive Albertan, a great dad, an accomplished winemaker and host, a member of both the Glencoe and Earl Grey, a world traveler and an avid reader. He was ever fond of big words, vigorous debate and instructing others on ethics (whether others wished such instruction or not).

Keith leaves behind his devoted wife Shirley; Janice and Jack Gordon, Ken, Kelly and Charles; Ross and Sylvia Adams, Lindsey and Tim; Reed Adams, Daniel and Brandt; Brad and Wendy Adams, Duncan and Max. The family is grateful to all responsible for the exceptional medical care that Keith received during his spirited defiance of Parkinson’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901,

Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

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