Sterling Eugene Adair

July 27, 1928November 12, 2011

ADAIR, Sterling Eugene Passed away on November 12, 2011 surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born July 27, 1928 in Newcastle, New Brunswick. Survived by Janette (ne Lesperance), loving wife of 61 years. Predeceased by father Robert (1929) and mother Jane (ne Kelly) (1965), brothers Fred McKay (2010), John Adair (2003), William Adair (1977), Harold “Tal” Adair (1970), and James McKay (1948). Survived by his loving sister, Frances McKay of Vancouver, BC. Also survived by daughters Patricia (Howard Rosenson), Cathy (Frank Papak), Jane Adair, and Gail (Robert Lambo). Grandpa to Doug, Mike, Jennifer, Roberta and Grant. Special Great-Grandpa to Chase, Zoe, Gaia, Nathan and Natalie. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family members in New Brunswick. Sterling retired from The Union Gas Company 28 years ago after many years of dedicated service. He was well known as a fantastic cook who cheerfully and generously provided wonderful meals to his family and friends. Sterling was truly “larger than life” with a loud, boisterous laugh, a wonderful sense of humour and a unique personality. At Sterling's request, a private family service and cremation have taken place. Final arrangements completed by the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, 1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario 519-252-5711. Thankyou to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Hospice for making Sterling's last days very comfortable. To honour Sterling's life, a donation to Hospice of Windsor or the Cancer Clinic would be greatly appreciated.


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Cookie (Demarce) Rigo

November 18, 2011

To the family of Sterl Adair,
I am the daughter of "Blackie" Demarce who worked with Sterl for many years at U.Gas. I remember Sterl coming into our restaurant at "Blackie's Corner" in Tecumseh many times for an "extended" coffee break with my Dad and many of the rest of the Crew from the Gas Company. He was always happy and full of laughs, usually trying to get my Dad wound up over one thing or another.
Many of the old "Crew" are gone now, I'm sure stirring up trouble all together again.
My very sincerest condolences to your family,

paul&mary adair

November 16, 2011

So sorry to hear of the passing of uncle Sterling.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Many fond memories of his visits to Miramichi,great guy!
paul,mary Adair&family

Ron Jansen

November 14, 2011

Growing up in Riverside,Sterling Adair was one of the men I truly admired! Always a smile & a happy word for everyone.

Karen McKay

November 14, 2011

So Sad to hear about uncle Sterling. He always made me smile. My deepest sympathy to Janette and family. God Bless

Mad peters

November 14, 2011

Dear Jeanette you have my deepest sympathy .......I loved Cec.... such an up guy .gave me recipes and cakes and always asked how I felt and he never complained about his health .I will miss his smile and his humor and a great friend to Louis. Hug Madleine and Louis

November 14, 2011

So sorry for your loss Cathy and all your family. I know how much your Dad meant to you. Thinking of you. Char

pam lalonde

November 14, 2011

I wish to offer my condolences to Sterling's family especially Janette. He truly was an inspiration to all and will be sadly missed.

Cynthia Mowat Fraser

November 13, 2011

Dear Cathy and family
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It is very hard to lose a parent regardless of how old you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It was so good to see you this summer at my mom's funeral mass. Cheers Cynthia