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GEORGE HENRY ADAMS

Born: Feb 15, 1933

Date of Passing: Dec 23, 2018

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GEORGE HENRY ADAMS February 15, 1933 - December 23, 2018 George Adams was born in Dauphin to Frank and Mary (Stark) Adams, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his older brother Frank, and two sisters, Margaret and Patricia. During his youth he enjoyed Cubs and Scouts, and became a Cub leader. He was proud to receive a long service award. He joined the Elks Lodge. George served as District Deputy of the Manitoba BPO Elks District #6. At the time of his passing he was a member of the Winnipegosis Lodge #108. George was a third generation employee of the C.N.R. His grandfather, Adam Stark, came to Dauphin at the same time as the railroad. His mother, Mary, worked in the C.N. station. His father Frank, came from England in 1911 and worked with C.N. bridge and building crew. George worked with Express and then as Claims Inspector, and finally the bunkhouse. His many years in Dauphin, combined with his excellent memory and an interest in local history, made him a great storyteller. He was a source of information on who lived where, who owned what business and what went on in the community. He was a supporter of the Dauphin Kings throughout his life. George also volunteered for several years on the Dauphin Housing Authority. In 1962 George married Lorraine Lee at Hawarden, SK. He became the proud father of two sons, Garry George born in 1966 and David Ashley born in 1971. Camping, fishing and travelling were their favourite things to do together. In 1972 they built a cottage at Crescent Cove and thoroughly enjoyed the beach life, with beautiful sunrises, sunsets, bonfires, water skiing, fishing and having relatives and friends join in. Sadness came when son Garry George passed away in 2012. He was the father of George's grandchildren, Brady, Andrew and Leah. They survive him, along with his wife, Lorraine, son David (Eva), "adopted" daughter-in-law Anne (Annie) Hughes, and many extended family members. Paul's Funeral Home, Swan River, were in care of cremation. There will be no funeral. Interment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery in the spring. If anyone wishes to make a donation in honour of George's life the family suggests The Activity Fund of Grandview Personal Care Home, Box 130, Grandview, MB R0L 0Y0 (where George passed away after receiving wonderful care there for the past year), or the Dauphin Community Foundation, 100 Main St. South, Dauphin, MB R7N 1K3.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 05, 2019

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