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Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS

OBITUARY

Guy Cecil Adams

October 14, 1919August 23, 2019
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He was born to Fletcher and Anna Nora (Woodman) Adams October 14th, 1919. .. A little sunshine that day.

He married the love of his life, Marie Edith Potter in 1942.

In 1941 he joined the Halifax Rifles and later the Grenadier Guards 22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment, and fought in WWII in Holland, Belgium and France. He received many medals, and was mentioned in despatches by Order of King George, for his service. After the war, he was a chauffeur in Chester for a short time and started a family, before becoming employed at CFB Cornwallis in Maintenance from where he retired after 25 years. In 1995, he and Marie enjoyed a trip to Holland, where they were joined by other Canadian Veterans to be thanked and recognized by the Netherlands on the Anniversary of the end of WWII and the Liberation of France and the Low Lands. In 2015, he was awarded the Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour on behalf of the Government of France and also the Canadian Veterans Recognition from the Canadian Government. He was a Lifetime Member of the Royal Canadian Legion with over 70 years as a Member. He was a modest man who didn’t expect any special acknowledgment for his achievements in life.

Over the years, he and Marie loved to square dance and play bridge, and in later years, his daughter was the recipient of his knowledge and expertise as his bridge partner.

He was predeceased by father Fletcher; mother Nora; wife Marie, and son Terry; brothers Arnold, Eric, Garnet, Lloyd, Neil, and Vaughan; sisters Lillian, Jean, and Mary, and sister-in-law Freda Macken. He is survived by sisters Frances and Joyce, and children Rodney (Wendy) and Margery (Rod) Ellison, grandson Scott, and granddaughter Carolyn (Craig) Ingram, and great grandsons Owen and Isaac Ingram.

He was a kind and caring man, who would volunteer to do anything for anyone and he was respected by so many. He always put others needs before his. He taught by example. He was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He was a jack of all trades and his children knew he could build or fix anything. He enjoyed making hoops for hookers. He had a great sense of humor and was a great story teller keeping his son entertained for hours.

He will be greatly missed by his family and cat Minerva.

He is now at peace, reunited with his loving wife and son.

A Royal Canadian Legion tribute service will be held Tuesday September 3rd, 2:00 PM followed by the funeral service all from Jayne’s Funeral Home Digby, 245-2525. Rev. Mark Cress will officiate with burial in Smith Sulis Cemetery, Harbourview. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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Guy Cecil Adams

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Dottie Welch

September 14, 2019

On behalf of the dancers in the Square and Round Dance Federation of Nova Scotia, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Guy. We are glad that Guy and Marie enjoyed square dancing and shared in our many happy dance evenings and special events. Treasure the stories, they were part of a special generation.

With sympathy,
Dottie and Gary Welch, Secretary SRDFNS

Coleen Cameron

September 3, 2019

Sincerest condolences to you, Marge, and your family. He will be missed by all of Smith's Cove.
Regards from Coleen (Cameron) and Terry Corcoran

Wendy James

September 3, 2019

So very much enjoyed a lively conversation with Guy on Remembrance Day last fall. We are relatives and fellow Veterans. I was honoured and humbled to hear his own telling of his service during WW II. Also loved his hilarious tales of my own parents during their younger years. RIP Guy.
Wendy (Adams) James

John and Sheila Philips

August 29, 2019

Guy will be missed by all that knew him. He was a fun and caring person. He was your friend once you met him. His heart was so full of love for his Family. We will miss his hand shakes,that made your hands tingle after. But they were kind handshakes. Guy,you are now in heaven with your lovely wife Marie and son Terry. Rest In Peace our friend. You are with the Angels. John and Sheila Philips Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

June Hawkins Pyne

August 29, 2019

For many years Guy and Marie were a big part of my families life. My Mom , Pauline Hawkins was Marie’s first cousin and visited back and forth.
Condolences to the family. RIP Guy

Sheila Salsman

August 28, 2019

We will always remember that little smile of yours at our Bridge group. I was so looking forward to that 100 birthday celebration.I would like to pass on our condolences to the family at this difficult time. RIP Guy.

Bud Ewing

August 28, 2019

We remember our square dance days of days gone by. Such fun and fond memories. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bud and Lillian Ewing
Waterville, NS

Wilma Thibideau

August 28, 2019

Condolences to family and friends, Mr. Adams was a wonderful man and I have a lot of great memories.

Fundy Hearing Solutions Fundy Hearing Solutions

August 28, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences. We will be thinking of Guy's family and dear friends at this most difficult time. Darlene,Katie and Heather.

Marcia Sanford

August 27, 2019

So sad to hear this news Marge. I always associated your dad and my dad together as one in the same as they both seemed very similar with their abilities and personality. It doesn’t matter what age, it’s always such a big loss and I’m thinking of you all as you navigate this new reality. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures. There will certainly be a feeling of emptiness at Bridge.

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