It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Richard “Rick” Adams announces his passing after a long courageous battle with cancer, on July 29, 2016 at the age of 71.
Rick will be lovingly remembered by his children Kathy Proudfoot (Marty), Caroline Adams (Lee), Christopher Adams (Jessie) and Crystal Adams (Jon). Rick will also be missed by his 7 grandchildren, Korbin, Lydia, Kyra, Symone, Kayleb, Carly and Jacey and his great grandson Lucas. Rick was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Syl Adams, sister Elaine, brother Leslie and son Allan.
Rick was a very simple man whose life revolved around his children and helping others. During his stay in palliative care, Rick was very overwhelmed by the steady stream of calls and visits from those who came to bid their farewells. He was deeply touched to find out how many people came forward to thank him for the role he played in their recovery from substance abuse. Rick found great passion in helping others through is sponsorship role in AA and always supported anyone that reached out to him. From the amount of calls and visits, Rick was very successful in helping others learn to live a better life… this realization brought him great joy in his final days and help close the final chapter of his journey surrounded by love.
A memorial service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at The Salvation Army in Cranbrook at 2:30 pm.
Those who wish may make donations in Rick’s name to The Salvation Army, 533 – Slater Road NW, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4Y5.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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