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Robert “Bob” Adams

Robert “Bob” Adams

February 3, 2024

Robert “Bob” Adams

ADAMS, Robert “Bob” – Passed away at the Louise Marshall Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2024, a few days shy of his 84th birthday. Predeceased by his wife June Kovacs. Loving father of Katherine and her husband Jim Dippel of Mount Forest and Stephen Adams of Toronto, and their mother Carol Jessop of Mount Forest. Dear grandfather of Daryl and his partner Brandon of Mount Forest, Michael and his wife Rebecca of California, and Adam of Alberta; great-grandfather of Sophia and Leroy. Predeceased by his parents Edwin and Florence Adams, two sisters: Marion and her husband Gordon Cherry, and Betty and her husband Peter Moorhead. Bob will be missed by his extended family and many friends.

Bob was raised on a farm in West Luther Township and lived there until it was sold in 1957. He started working for Canada Packers in Toronto, he had a few jobs following that, including door to door sales, construction, and working at Stelco in Hamilton. Bob was hired by the Ontario Provincial Police in 1961. In 1968 he was transferred to the Ontario Fire Marshall Office, where he worked until his retirement in 1993. Bob is a Charter Member of the Ontario Provincial Police Veteran’s Association, Past Master of the St. Alban’s Lodge, and Past District Secretary of Grey Masonic District. He is a Life Member of Coronation Lodge in Elmvale. Bob enjoyed many social activities including curling, his weekly card games, bus tours and life at the hunt camp. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, savouring every minute. 

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest on Monday, June 10, 2024, from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00–8:00 p.m., with a Masonic Service under the auspices of St. Albans Lodge A.F. & A. M. #200 at 5:40 p.m. G.R.C.. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10:00–10:45 a.m. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view the livestream by visiting www.englandfuneralhome.com and clicking the link below Bob’s obituary. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. 

Funeral Service for Mr. Robert “Bob” Adams


So sorry to read this Rob was a wonderful man i always enjoyed are chats i the hair shop .

— Kate, March 4, 2024

Kathy,Jim, Stephen and family, my condolences on the death of your father. My memories of Bob go back to high school and bus days. Then, later memories to fun times at Sauble Beach and Murder Mysteries. His infectious laugh and twinkle in his eye will be missed by many. Thinking of you .

— Dorothy Cook, February 12, 2024

Our condolences to Steven, Kathy & families on the passing of your Father. Bob was such a friendly guy & had a wonderful sense of humour…he will be missed by many. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you @ this sad time.

— Brian & Marilynne Adams, February 8, 2024

My deepest condolences to the Adams families Bob was a great friend and neighbour I will always remember the good times,

— Wilson Schwindt, February 7, 2024

Deepest condolences to Kathy, Stephen & families. Bob was such an amazing uncle & friend. We made it to Mildmay & the Spot for a few lunches & visits earlier in the spring. He will be sadly missed by family & many friends.

— Wayne Cherry, February 7, 2024

On behalf of the Master, Officers and members of Coronation Lodge No. 466 in Elmvale I wish to offer our condenses to Bob's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

— Coronation Masonic Lodge No. 466 - Elmvale, February 7, 2024

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was so much fun to be around. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.

— Sheila Black, February 6, 2024

Sincere condolences to Bob’s family. So mote it be.

— Ken and Karen, February 6, 2024

Condolences Katherine, Jim and family in the passing of your Dad, grandpa and Great Grandfather.
He is now out of pain. May he rest in peace.

— Ed and Sue, February 6, 2024

Our sincere condolences on Bob’s passing. We are thinking of all your family at this time.
Mary & Bob

— Mary Allen, February 6, 2024

We are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will be dearly missed by all residents and staff of Birmingham Retirement Community. We offer our deepest sympathy to Bob's family and friends. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to have known.
Rest in Pease, Bob.

Staff and Residents of Birmingham Retirement Community

— Debra Wollis, February 6, 2024

On behalf of the Servers in the dietary department in Birmingham Lodge:
It is with heavy hearts that we offer our condolences to Bob Addams family. He will be dearly missed as Bob was truly a wonderful person to have met and cared for.

- all the best wishes

— Hailey, February 6, 2024

Our sincere condolences to Bob’s family. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Patti-Jo, Pam and Erin.

— PJ McLellan Shaw, February 6, 2024

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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