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David William George Adams

July 10, 1937 - October 18, 2014


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.


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From: Bev & Bob Horst
Relation: Daughter of Nadia

We would just like to say how sorry we are about Daves passing. Dave and Mom had a lot of wonderful times togeather over the past few years. We will miss his laughter and stories form his adventures around the world. Our Hot Tub will never bet the same with out Dave soaking in the warm water.
Bev & Bob Horst

From: Nadia
Relation: Partner

David I miss you so much! You will be with me ever time I sit in my car. I hope the Angels will look after you, I love you Nadia

From: Laura and Doug white
Relation: Nadias granddaughter

Our thoughts go out to Daves family and to grandma. Dave was a wonderful man and we are so grateful that we got to know him. It was always a pleasure to hear Dave speak of his climbing adventures.You will be truley missed.

From: Andrea Hanley
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your father, grandfather, life partner and friend. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. To my Grandma, hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your family for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. Love Tim and Andrea

From: John and Lynda Hanley
Relation: My mother,Nadia ,was his partner

It is a sad day to say goodbye to you Dave.Thank you for all the adventures you brought into mom’s life,hiking,biking,golfing ,skiing ect. Your time in our lives was short,but the memories are many.Rest in peace, John and Lynda Hanley .

From: Dominique preney
Relation: Met him first time at a level one ski instructor course at morning moutain

Sincere condolences to the family, he was a great outdoor anthousiast and I will cherished the time we got to ski together and teach skiing at morning mountain.
Sorry Laura for your loss and for not making it to his place to chat with him

From: Keith & Ellen Scoville
Relation: Castlegar Seniors Center

We met Dave at the Senior Center when my husband Keith played pool with him. He still says he introduced Nadia to Dave. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. He and Nadia had many happy times together doing outdoor things. I know he will be missed by Nadia and his family.

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Date & Time:
November 1, 2014
Beginning at 11:00am

Castlegar Recreational Center
2101 6th Ave
Castlegar, Select your State or Province V1N 3B2

2101 6th Ave
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