Obituary: Donald Adams

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Donald Adams

Donald Adams passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Nov. 17, 2021 at the age of 85. Loving husband of Gail (Alberts) for 55 years. Father to Beverley (Terry) Smith, Cathie (Brian) Szmon and Deanna (Andrew) Cunningham.  Proud grandfather to Nathan, Matthew, Sawyer, Sam, Jillian and Abby. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Florence Adams and granddaughter Josie Szmon.
Don was born and raised on Concession 9 of East Nissouri Township.  Don farmed for many years as well as worked off the farm at Standard Tube in Woodstock and Stackpole International in Stratford. Don was an active member of the East Nissouri Union Church, and he was an integral part of getting the East Nissouri History Books published. Don moved off the family farm in 1994 however he was fortunate enough to go back and continue to spend time tinkering in the shed or walking through the bush.
Despite the challenges and struggles with dementia he found much happiness spending time with his grandchildren and listening to their recounts of the day. Ours sincere thank you to Dr. Gatfield, Dr. Scheidel, Dr. Trevail, the staff of St. Marys Memorial Hospital and Perth County EMS. Cremation has taken place. 
A private family service was held in Vinings Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County, East Nissouri Union Church or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at