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.
8 Replies to “Cliff Adams R.I.P.”
Thanks John. Nicely done.
I am so sorry to hear this, John. Much respect for this pillar of BIFHSGO.
I was a long time member but lapsed member of BIFHSGO.
There can be no greater tribute than saying someone was “a pleasure to know”.
I think Cliff asked lots of good questions at the DNA meetings as I recall (but it is a while ago for sure since I was last in person at any meeting). Questions are the way to move forward and he was certainly that kind of person.
Meeting and working with Cliff was one of the highlights of BIFSGO for me.
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Cliff.
It was a lovely gentle Man and work together with our friends on BIFHSGO.
I miss him.
Thank you John for posting this and for being such a good friend to Cliff. Cliff was always a pleasure to talk to and a wonderful colleague to work with. I have tender thoughts of him and valued his friendship and advice. A kind, generous and thoughtful gentleman. I have missed seeing him at our monthly meetings since the beginning of COVID and I will certainly be missing him ongoing. One of the best. I am sorry to hear he has passed.