Arthur Frederick Adams

30 December , 19231 April , 2018
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Arthur Frederick Adams CD EM, Honorary Colonel, retired, of 436 Burma Squadron, in his 95th year at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas, Sunday April 1, 2018.

Surrounded by his loving wife Sonja, family and friends.Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Cory, Tammy and Charlene Pantophlet, brother Stan and family, sister-in-law Rose Boyd and family, and step-children Jeanette, Valerie, Murray and Carolyn. Beloved by many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Dorothy and daughter Barbara. Special thanks to dear friends Dave and Genia Robertson, Kevin and Barb MacLeod and Faye and Michael Ng for their lifelong love and support.

Affectionately known as “The Brick Bomber”, serving his country was one of Art’s proudest accomplishments, and during his distinguished military career he was honoured to receive many medals and decorations. Art was an energetic and accomplished businessman founding numerous businesses and continued to serve as President and CEO of the Credit Bureau of Southern Ontario, ClearNeed Information Systems and Software Authors into his nineties. A life member of Dufferin Lodge #291, past DDGM of Hamilton District “C” 2000-2001, a founding member of the Business Executive Organization in Hamilton, and member of Christ Church, Flamborough.

We invite Art and Sonja’s friends to join us in celebrating this wonderful man’s life at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May the 5th. Art will be laid to rest at a graveside service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May the 12th at Maple Grove Cemetery, 9498 County Road 30, Havelock, ON. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 103, 34 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, ON. All are welcome.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 5 May , 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, 12 May , 2018

Arthur Frederick Adams

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Gwen and Rick Debicki

4 May 2018

Goodbye Uncle,
You are leaving us with wonderful memories. You and Aunt Dot had the best Christmas's. I remember you taking us to Church on Christmas Eve. While Aunt Dot was busy making wonderful treats, you took Barb and I skating on a nearby pond and when we were finally frozen we'd head back to the house for hot chocolate. On Christmas Day the Boyd family was there and you had us outside sledding. When years passed you and Aunt Dot would spend Christmas Eve with our family and I always looked forward to your visit.

You introduced me to Webster Falls and I still have the pictures of me behind the waterfall. I remember how proud proud of the home you were building and the business you were creating.

Mostly I remember your corny jokes.

Until we meet again...say "hi" to Aunt Dot and Barb

Tom & Doreen Bochsler

15 April 2018

Art was a great friend. Always greeted with a 'one liner'. His active participation in everything was his trademark. The Burma Museum at WPH will recognize his memory. Sincere condolences to Sonja and family.

Karen McTaggart

11 April 2018

It is with deep sadness but very fond memories that we hear of the passing of our Uncle Art. He was a special person that lead an incredible life. Uncle Art was an inspiration in our family and the trips that he and Aunt Dorothy made out west were always very memorable. He lived a full life and will always be remembered for the kind soul he was. Our sincere condolences to all his family.

Karen and Larry McTaggart (Lockwood family)

Allan Hale

9 April 2018

So sorry to hear of Art's passing.....Art was also a long time member of the Hamilton & District Chapter of the Credit Institute of Canada. A wonderful mentor and friend to all of us who were in the Credit Profession. He will be sorely missed...but not forgotten. Oh yes, a great Mason as well.
Sincere condolences to Sonja and family... RIP Art.
Allan, FCI (Emeritus)

Judy Pettit

8 April 2018

I am saddened by the passing of Art.He and Sonja were wonderful neighbours in Woodbrook Estates Florida. They were a very loving couple who made each other so happy.
My prayers and thoughts are with you Sonja at this difficult time

florence shabone

6 April 2018

sorry to hear about art adams I remember him with his beautiful wife Dorothy . Rest in peace

Anne Coughlin

6 April 2018

I was so very saddened to hear of Mr. Adams passing. I had the pleasure of working for him at The Hamilton Credit Bureau for over 20 years. He was a wonderful man, a true gentleman and a mentor to me. I have such fond memories of working with him and of the lasting friendships made there. I will treasure them always. He treated us all like we were his family. He will be sadly missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

My deepest condolences go out to Sonja and their family at this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you Rest in Peace Mr. Adams.

Anne C. Coughlin

Michelle Stuck

6 April 2018

As their neighbour, my favorite memory will always be watching Sonja and Art walking together hand in hand to the waterfalls which was often, and up until recently. Their love for each other will live on forever. Such lovely people and always so kind to us. As business owners, they have both been an inspiration! Our sincere condolences to Sonja and the family. We will miss you Art! Michelle & Peter