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Sidney Adams December 10, 1933 - February 28, 2024

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, Sidney W. Adams of Clarenville, age 90 years.  Predeceased by his loving wife Lillie; mother Victoria; father Harry; sister Florence and brothers Colin, Clarence and Wallace.  Left with fond and loving memories his wife Margaret; sister Blanche Stanley; daughter Gail (Cordell); sons Brian (Fronie) and Barry (Stella); grandchildren Melanie (Jordan), Garret (Jenelle), Christopher (Natasha), Natalie (Amin), Jonathan and Heidi; great grandchildren Shems, Sheza and Mia; and a circle of loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Sidney was born on Church Hill in his grandmother’s house in Clarenville where he also attended high school.  Upon graduation he was employed as a technician with Eastern Telephone and Telegraph.  With the closure of the cable station he started his own cleaning business.

Throughout his life Sidney was active in the Clarenville Salvation Army Corps, where he was bandmaster.  He also coached Clarenville Minor Hockey for a number of years.  Sid loved the outdoors, where he was happiest fishing, hunting, picking berries and growing vegetables as well as hosting family barbeques at his cabin on Thorburn Lake.

Despite blindness in his later years, Sidney enjoyed the fellowship of Sunday dinners with family and friends.  He will always be remembered for his kindness and generous spirit which knew no boundaries.

A special thank you goes out to the staff of Cozy Quarters and G B Cross Memorial Hospital for the loving care they gave Sidney.

Sidney will be resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville.  Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024.  Funeral service 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel, Clarenville with interment to follow at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Clarenville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Church, Clarenville.

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel, Clarenville with interment to follow at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Clarenville.


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    Doug vardy says

    Remember him coaching the salvation army school hockey team.

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    Lorna Brown says

    Sincere condolences to the Adams families. I will remember a very kind man. Thinking of Margaret.and Sidney’s children and grandchildren. God bless you all.

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    Faye Andrews says

    Gosh, he had a long and good life. Was good friends with his brother’s Wallace’s daughters. Rip, Sidney.

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      David Braye says

      Brian and Adams’ family
      I remember the kindness of your Father when we lived in Clarenville many “moons ago”. It was just a year that my parents were the Co’s, but I recall with fondness visits to your home, the bonfire up in the back of your house, and even a couple of visits to Thorburn Lake cabin!
      Even in more recent times recall chatting with your Dad. He was a great man, encourager, salvationist.
      Now is Promoted to Glory!
      Blessings on each of you!

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    Arthur mouland says

    So sorry to hear about is passing we had great times in church even though he couldn’t see we would play together and he loved it going to miss seeing him but we will see him again someday

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      Tina Seward says

      My deepest condolences to the family. He was a very sweet and friendly man. R.I.P. Sidney till we meet again on the other side .

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    Jacqueline Dupont-Aylward says

    So very sorry to hear of Mr. Adams passing, he worked with my Dad for many years with Eastern Telephone and Telegraph (Cable Station) and I can never ever recall seeing him unhappy. He had a smile for everyone and a cheerful “Hello”. He was the “quintessential gentleman” and always had a hug for any of us kids that he met. Sending deepest condolences to his family; my thoughts and prayers are with you. Kindest regards, Jacqueline Dupont- Aylward and Family.

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    June strowbridge says

    So sorry to hear of Sidneys passing.I knew him through his wife Margaret.He was a well liked man.My condolences to Margaret and the family during this difficult time.

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    Calvin and Beverley Hiscock says

    Condolences to the Adam’s family. Truly a great man. Thinking of you all at this time.

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    Bob & Judy Bartlett says

    To Brian, Barry, Gail and all family members,
    We are so saddened to hear of your fathers passing, please accept our sincere condolences.
    May your precious memories and the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort and peace.
    Keeping you all in our hearts.
    Bob & Judy

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      Margaret Collett says

      Sleep on Sidney and take your rest
      We had a good marriage and although I know you can’t come to me one day I can come to you and we will be happy again Thank you for everything you gave me including teaching me how to give and not to count the cost I will never forget you
      Take your well earned rest in peace

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    Judy & Lewis Greenland says

    Brian and family,
    So sorry about your Dad’s passing. He will forever live in your hearts.
    May happy memories comfort you as well as the love and support of family and friends. Thinking of you.
    Judy and Lou

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    Judy & Lou Greenland says

    Brian and family,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. May the love and support of family and friends and your memories help through the days ahead.
    He will forever live in your hearts.
    Judy & Lou

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    Angela and Barry Crocker and family says

    Brian and family, our sincere condolences on the death of your father, may he soar with the angels and rest in peace.

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    Hilda Gilbert says

    So sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Sid. I found him to be intelligent, kindhearted & gave the best hugs. I will miss him.
    Sincere Condolences to Margaret, Gina, Melanie & families & Aunt Blanche.

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      Al Antle says

      Dear Brian and Family,
      Our deepest affection and most profound sympathy is going out to you over the vast distance which separates you from home at this incredibly sad time for your family. We did not know your Dad; but we know you. This means that over the many years of our friendship, we have become aware that you come from solid, decent stock, a family where respect, faith and charity are the hallmarks of your life. You always speak so warmly of growing up in Clarenville and being active and involved in church and community life. That’s a real tribute to your parents and the values passed from them that you carry and have passed on to your own children and grandchildren. We are sure this is a sad soulful time for you. We hope and pray the incredible memories you count among your blessings will be a constant presence and a sustaining force as you adjust to this new “shape” of your family. Please accept our profound sympathy.
      Cindy and Al Antle

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    Paulette Stowe says

    Brian,Barry,Gail and Family So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing..Sincere condolences to you all.Our thoughts are with you at this time❤️ James and Paulette Stowe.

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    Wanda Vincent says

    To Brian, Barry, & Gail.
    Please accept deepest condolences on the passing of your dad, from Morris and myself. I will always remember Sid (and Lily) from my growing up years. Sid encouraged me many times, which is something a young person never forgets. God bless you and your families as you support each other through this loss. I pray that your faith and the love you give each other will bring you comfort.

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    Cyndi Weir nee Wiseman says

    Brian and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. I have many fond memories of him from my teen years in the band at the Clarenville corps. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours in your loss. What a great hope we have of seeing our loved ones again when we gather round the Throne. I’d say your dad and mine are having a chat about the good old days already. RIP Sidney.

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    Roger and Linda Sheppard says

    Gail and Family, Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. A father and Grandfather who was loved so much and may the happy memories you all have of him bring you comfort.

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    Stephanie & Steve Smith says

    Sending our sincere condolences to you, Uncle Brian, Barry, Gail & family on the passing of your father and grandfather. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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    David Braye says

    Brian and family
    I have some great memories of your Dad. It’s been many “moons ago” since that one year when my parents were the COs in Clarenville. It was a challenging year, but I recall the visits to your home, the bonfire “up in the garden”, the trek up the tracks to the cabin on Thorburn Lake, and my parents always mentioning the support of your parents.
    Even in latter years my brief contacts with your Dad are fondly remembered. You contacted me to share the news with him while he was in the HSC of your mother’s passing and PtG!
    Your Dad joins her now.
    Be assured of my prayers in these days!

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    Roy Cole says

    We have great memories of your Mom and Dad from our days at the Clarenville Corps in the 70’s. .meals, visit to the Cabin on the lake.etc. Sid was a faithful Band master and Salvationist May God comfort and strengthen you during these days.

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