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Adams, David William George

On Saturday October 18, 2014 David William George Adams passed away at 77 after a brave struggle with cancer. He died with his family at his side in his home in Salmo BC. He will be lovingly missed by his daughters Rachel (Doug) and Laura, four grandsons Ryan, Nolan, Reid and Micah, his sister Gill (Allan), nephews David and Michael, his ex-wife Carol and his loving partner Nadia. David is predeceased by his first wife Wendy, partner Charleen and nephew Adam. David was born in the fishing town of Fleetwood in England in 1937 and spent his youth sailing, and scrambling and climbing throughout the nearby Lake District. Shortly after meeting his wife Wendy, they moved to Canada where Dave became passionately fond of the Canadian outdoors. He was an adventurer at heart and loved to hike, climb, ski and sail, and to capture the beauty of the outdoors in his paintings. He was an active member of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and the Alpine Club of Canada, and connected with people from so many walks of life through his interests in art, music and travel. Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to Dr. Mike Innes, Duncan Mackay, the Salmo Wellness Centre and the community health nurses who helped our family to support Dave in his desire to pass away at home. Dave will be missed by all of us. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at 11 am on Saturday November 1st at the Castlegar Recreation Centre, and in Kokanee Glacier Park on his birthday on 10 July 2015. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at

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