With great regret, I record the passing of a treasured friend, Clifford (Cliff) Adams, on 20 April 2023 at Ottawa’s Civic Hospital.
Born in New York in 1935, the family returned to his mother’s hometown of Gananoque, where his father died when Cliff was six. After school, he joined the Canadian Army. He was a graduate of Sir George Williams, McGill and McMaster universities. A metallurgist, he had an extended career in the private sector before joining Energy, Mines and Resources (now Natural Resources) Canada.
Cliff and his late wife Ann, long-time residents of Ottawa, joined BIFHSGO after attending a computer session organized by Marg and Willis Burwell. They took a course I presented on English and Welsh genealogy – twice. Cliff volunteered for BIFHSGO serving two terms as Treasurer, was Conference Treasurer, and continued to help with society administrative matters until earlier this year.
Cliff will be remembered as someone who was a pleasure to know.
Funeral arrangements are pending.