Joan Adams

Our dear mother and grandmother died very peacefully at Chemainus Health Care Centre holding her daughters’ hands. Mom was predeceased by Dad, Donald Richard Adams (Feb 16, 1990) and their granddaughter, Charmon Garbett (Oct 22, 1974). Mom’s only surviving sibling is Allan (Naty) Garbett of Mississauga, ON; five siblings predeceased her. Mom is survived by her children: John (Marie) Garbett, Clearwater, BC; Sheila (Buck) Mason, Duncan, BC; Dennis (Cheryl) Adams, Alliston, ON; Mel (Bev) Adams, Everett, ON; Murray, Edmonton, AB; Patrick, Surrey, BC; Rosemary Adams, Duncan, BC; Sue McLeod, Duncan, BC.

Mom nursed for many years at Simcoe Manor Home for Aged, Beeton ON. Dad and Mom farmed in Essa and Adjala Township growing potatoes, raspberries and having many cattle on both farms. They moved to Vancouver Island in 1972 where Mom renewed her nursing career at Cowichan District Hospital, nursing on surgical and paediatrics. They were always busy with the many grandchildren in their lives, enjoying all of the new babies arriving.

Mom was in her own home until she was 94 with help from Cowichan Home Support and family. She loved to travel to parts of BC and to ON to visit family. She loved country music and was thrilled to meet Merle Haggard and Johnny Reid and have her picture taken with them. Mom loved her flowers and thrift store shopping and made many friends.

Left to have many memories of Mom are 28 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Two more grandchildren are arriving in August and October. Thanks Mom and Granny for a beautiful legacy.

The family would like to thank Dr. Grimes and Dr. Ibrahim for their kindness toward Mom; also the wonderful staff at Chemainus Health Care. We thank you so much.

No service by request. Cremation and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Mom’s name to SPCA; Mom loved her animals.

Forever in our hearts. We love you Mom.

Thanks for being a wonderful Mom and Grandmother.