Ray Adams of Brinston died suddenly at home on March 17, 2003. He was 75.
He was born in Matilda Township on Jan. 8, 1928 to the late Ralph Adams and Amelia (nee Williams).
He was predeceased by wife Jean Adams (nee McIntosh), whom he married in March of 1947 in Iroquois.
He is survived by children Lana Barkley (Henry Simzer) of Hanesville, and Almon of Brinston. He was predeceased by son Lee, and daughter Eleanor Francis.
Mr. Adams will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Rob Barkley, Heather McAuley, Janet Adams, Jeff Adams, Stacy Adams, and great-granddaughter Chloe. He is survived by daughter-in-law Bonnie Adams of Brinston, as well as by nieces and nephews.
He had several jobs during his lifetime, including farming, working as a laborer at the Prescott grain elevator, working at the Belhaven Sod Farm, doing carpentry work, and auctioneering. In his early years, he trained standard bred horses and raced them at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, and at local fairs. He enjoyed hunting and will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on March 19. The funeral was at the funeral home on March 20 withRev. Yvonne Willis officiating. Spring interment will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.
Pallbearers were Brian Montgomery, Rob Barkley, Jeff Adams, Art Elliott, David Millward and Orval Millward.
Donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.