Richard John Adams
December 28, 1951 – August 26, 2020
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Richard (Rick) Adams, Pizhew dodem, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rick was born on December 28, 1951 in Fort Frances, Ontario, and lived his life on Couchiching First Nation.
Rick worked in the forest industry for many years. Later in life, he began a career as a youth counsellor, first with IVIK youth services and then with Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services where he retired in 2019. He was passionate about teaching Indigenous youth the value of the land.
Rick is predeceased by his parents Percy and Ethel Adams; siblings, Terry (Big Z) and Jan Adams, and Sandy Calder; son, Terry (Zee) Adams, and niece, Amy Adams. Rick is survived by Debbie, Ryan, Tricia, and Ziigwaan. He also leaves behind his aunt Gladys Guimond; his siblings Calvin (Heiki), and Al (Corrine); his nephews and nieces Mike (Michelle), Rob (Venus), Rich, Gary, Dale, Brittney, Melissa Calder, and Nathan Calder, and the rest of his extended family in Couchiching and in Minnesota.
A small gathering for family and friends will be held on September 3rd at Couchiching First Nation.
Richard John Adams
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September 20, 2020
I miss the man of my life
September 1, 2020
I fondly remember Rick and how much I enjoyed being in his company while working with him. He was a very kind and gentle man who very much enjoyed working with youth. Rick was very knowledgeable and humble and had an amazing positive attitude.
To his family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences.
August 30, 2020
It was a joy getting to know Rick over the past three years. He and my Aunt Laurie shared an amazing love during this time. He enjoyed moving to Winnipeg and being part of Laurie's family. Her Daughter Stevie and Grandson Dorian, loved Rick as their own. Dorian thought Rick was the greatest friend he ever had. They enjoyed making cookies together at Christmas; even when Dorian wanted to make a dinosaur Christmas Cookie. Rick just followed whatever Dorian wanted. They were buds. Rick was a soft spoken brilliant man who was easy to talk to. He will be missed. His memory will be cherished. Rest in Peace.
August 27, 2020
Deepest condolences to Rick's family. So sorry for your loss.