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ADAMS, Eric Keithe

September 17, 1942 – Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
March 1, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Eric Keithe Adams, beloved husband of Gloria Adams (nee Jackson) of Calgary, AB, passed away on March 1, 2019 at the age of 76 years.

Eric worked as a surveyor and draughtsman, learning the tricks of the trade along his father’s side for many years.  He served for several years as an army reservist with Nova Scotia Highlanders and Calgary Highlanders. Eric went on to pursue a career as a Bus Driver with Calgary Transit for over twenty-three years. After his semi-retirement he still worked at Walmart for five-and-a-half years. Eric dedicated his life to volunteering; at his children’s schools or with the Navy League of Canada. He also helped out at Casinos and Bingos for Trinadad and Tobaggo Organettes, MS Society, and many other various organizations. Eric was also an honoured past president of the Royal Canadian Legion, he was involved as a Cadets Liason, and a TVS Rep for AB/NWT command for six years. He was a life member of TVS BR 52. He was incredibly proud of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal he received for Community Service.

Besides his loving wife, Gloria, Eric is survived by his daughters Catherine Adams-Rivers, Dawn Adams, and Rachel Adams; grandchildren Curtis Rivers, Zachary Adams, and Rebecca Rivers; his brother, Donald Adams; sister, Carol Adams; brother-in-law Harry (Maryanne) Jackson; and sister-in-law Sheila (James) McLeod.

Eric was predeceased by his parents, Lora Etta and Eldon Adams; his grandparents, Margaret and John D. MacDonald, and Jessie and Ernest Adams; brothers-in-law, Eric Jackson, John Jackson, and Bob Landry; special aunt, Wilena MacDonald; cousin, Patsy MacDonald; and sister-in-law, Barbara McPhee

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to COPD Research through the Canadian Lung Society (https://www.lung.ca/get-involved/donate) or to the Hugh Farthing Memorial TVS Br. 52 of the Royal Canadian Legion in care of Benevolent Fund for BR 52 (Box 54104, Village Square PO, 108-2640-52 Street NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 3R0 Telephone: 403-630-5365 Email: RCLTVS52@shaw.ca)

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 285 (9202 Horton Rd SW, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, March 27 2019 at 2:00 p.m with Pastor Jason Bueckert. Reception to follow. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Eric Adams, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Jack MacDonald

    Dear Gloria and family. Rose and I offer our deepest condolences in Eric’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Linda Bjarnason

    Gloria & family: so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. May you find strength in your family & friends. Our prayers are with you…Linda & Lorne B.

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  3. Doreen McDonald

    Gloria, Catherine, Dawn, Rachael, Carol, Erin and Lauren, please accept our sincerest condolences on your great loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Doreen and Sue

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  4. Gloria, Catherine, Dawn, Rachael, Zalia, Becca and Curtis. The world has lost a good man, husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed but I will hear his humour and his wisdom in your voices.

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  5. Deepest condolences, and warmest regards.

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  6. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family at this time. <3 <3

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  7. Harold MacLeod

    My sincere condolences on your loss Gloria and family.RIP Eric

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  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Parkin and Heller Family.

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  9. For your entire family,
    I offer my most generous good wishes and prayers to you in your time of loss. I hope you’re celebrating this mans long life and great accomplishments with hope of tomorrow in your hearts. May he rest in peace knowing he helped mold such wonderful personalities, in some truly wonderful people.
    Carry on your familys most kind, and thoughtful ways in his memory, and know that in time the bitter taste of this death will fade, to be replaced with a tender spot of regard to a life lived fully.
    Feel free to contact me if I can be help to any of you, and know I am here.
    Fiona M

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  10. Mary Sue Mackinnon

    Thinking of you. May each happy memory remain a joy in your hearts forever

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  11. Dear Gloria and family:

    I am so sorry to hear of Eric’s sudden passing and I am thinking of you all. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years.

    With deepest sympathy and hugs to all of you,

    Ron

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  12. The Caulder Family

    To the Adams family,

    May you find comfort in knowing, When you lose someone you love, you gain an Angel you know !!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending the warmest hugs your way.

    The Caulder Family

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  13. Lori and Lawrence

    Gloria and Family. Echo Ron’s comments. Thank you for the selfless service to others. Hugs to all.

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  14. Dear Gloria and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, RIP Eric, hugs to you and your family Gloria.

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  15. My thoughts are with the whole family at this time. Sending much love.

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  16. Gloria and family, so sorry for your loss.. Cherish the wonderful memories ❤️

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  17. Jacquie Rowsell

    Gloria and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for your loss. Rest In Peace Eric.

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  18. Fred and Frances Arbuckle

    Our sincere condolences to you Gloria and family. He will be sadly missed.

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  19. Gloria and family so sorry for your loss…hugs

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  20. Ann(MacKinnon) and Murray Ross

    Gloria, thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

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  21. our deepest condolences Gloria and family. Eric was a wonderful neighbor and friend to our family back in the Day, he will be missed.

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  22. christena Lyons

    Dear Gloria.
    Was just going through the Donkin Sight when I came upon Eric’s Death Notice. I am so sorry for both you and your Family. What happened? He was quite sick sometime ago wasn’t he. RIP Eric. Fly high with the Angels.

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  23. Gloria and family….sending my condolences upon Eric’s recent passing and wishing you the comfort of family, friends and fond memories.

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  24. Our deepest sympathies Gloria…thinking of you…Lewis J and daughter Renee Jackson

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  25. Bernadette Berwick

    My condolences to all the family. Eric will be missed.

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