Barthel Funeral Home


Florence Mary Adamson

Unexpectedly, after a brief illness, Florence passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

She is reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband Robert Adamson and daughter Heather Elizabeth Ann. Loving mother of Brant Adamson and Susan Adamson. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends.

Florence was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to William and Evelyn Roach with her eight brothers (Robert (Bob), Gordon (Gordie), George, William (Bill), Burton, Cecil, David, Donald J; four sisters Mary, Olivia, Elsie May, Shirley. She is survived by her brothers Robert "Bob" Roach of Victoria, B.C. and Gordon (Gordie). In her early days she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Leading Airwoman. She was an avid reader and enjoyed helping others through volunteering at Christopher House and for many years as a tax preparer, she also assisted lower income families with tax preparation. When she was younger, she had aspirations to be a professional singer and in later years sang with the Cambridge Choir at the Durward Centre for 10 years.

She enjoyed day trips to the United States, the casinos, she loved dining out at various restaurants, shopping, playing euchre, bingo and socializing with good friends. Enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk re-runs, game shows such as ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and listening to Keith Urban as one of her favorite singers. She was a very kind hearted, generous and well-educated soul, always helping others if she could but did not "suffer fools". As a Catholic she believed in the word of the Lord, that Jesus Christ was her Saviour and faithfully recited nightly prayers before going to bed.

In accordance with her wishes during these difficult times, a private Funeral Liturgy was said at Barthel Home (519-653-3251) with burial at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge.

In lieu of flowers, please take an opportunity to show love and compassion to your closest loved ones and others.

Butterfly Delights - Brant Adamson

Awaken from a dream free at last

For the long slumber cocoon with passions ablaze.

Past fears spoken with ancient histories grasped

Nature to lift my soul nestled in her warm rays.

Moments of rebirth so external and fragile

As my wings spread swirling in radiant colors.

My spirit rises far and wide, so agile

pushing, fluttering, tossed into the breeze tickling the flowers.

Delight at my freedoms and watch me play

For in this life shared amongst the endless trails.

Swaying drunk with laughter such splendor soiree

having met my love to share such tales.

Blue skies comfort us both with undeniable pleasures

As we dance together and share this nectar.

So sweet our fate that binds us treasured

Celebration of breathtaking moments, God’s hand our protector.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Florence Mary Adamson

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Brant Adamson

April 17, 2021

As it became clear in the last few days that my mom had little hope for a way back for recovery, I was inspired to create this painting in her last days 'Heaven's Gate is Never Closed'. My vision was fueled with thoughts of my mother who was now slowly dying. She died early in the morning, peacefully into the arms of Angels sent by God. May she now rest in Peace and with Salvation. The Gates to Heaven beckoned. My dearest mother, our Love for each other is forever eternal! We will meet again, this I'm sure. XOXOXO

Brant Adamson

April 16, 2021

Florence always had a lovely smile for everyone who met her and knew her. Her warm spirit and guiding soul will forever be missed. Until we meet again in the hereafter, eternal gratitude for having the best mother whose love and kindness, warmth and dedication to her family will forever be cherished in the memories left behind and also for those who knew her. With lots of Love, hugs and kisses to our dearest mother simply remembered as a wonderful human being whose time came to be among the Angels our Lord Jesus and God above. May you forever be at Peace and now be with all your loved ones that have gone before you. Give dad our Love!

Brant Adamson

April 16, 2021

Florence and husband Robert taken in Marville, France where our family had lived.

Brant Adamson

April 16, 2021

Florence and husband Robert on their wedding day. Both dad and mom met while each were members of the Air Force.

Brant Adamson

April 16, 2021

Florence when she was a member of the Air Force

Brant Adamson

April 16, 2021

Florence at 16 years of age taken in Yarmouth N.S.

Brant Adamson

April 16, 2021

Florence and son Brant enjoying sitting of the front porch at home July 2020 -mom was squinting due to the sunshine. We all spent lots of time enjoying the warm weather together sitting on the front porch and enjoyed our long talks together.

Brant Adamson

April 15, 2021

Our Mother, Florence when she was 19 years of age. She was a star then and will forever be our guiding star!

Brant Adamson

April 15, 2021

About 5 weeks back while my mom was receiving care shortly after being admitted at the hospital, as an artist I was deeply inspired to paint 'The Kingdom of Heaven Awaits'- spirited by my faith in the Lord and the Salvation for all who believe in deliverance through Jesus Christ. I was unsure at the time of completion as to the unexpected outcome weeks later with mother soon to depart in her journey to Heaven.

“… whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:15-16)

Ann Givlin

April 14, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I also travelled on the Margaret Whittet Bus trips with Florence. I could always count on seeing one smiling familiar face. All the regulars knew her and enjoyed her company. Such a lovely person. May she rest in peace.