ADAMS, John “Wayne”


With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our amazing dad Wayne Adams at Sault Area Hospital on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at the age of 72. He left for his next adventure surrounded by his family, after a brave 8 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Wayne will be remembered for his hard work ethic, sense of adventure, and unconditional love for his friends and family. Constant life partner of Nancy Adams. Profoundly loved and treasured Dad of Kim Lahde (Bob) and Dionne Elgie. Cherished second Dad of Shari Miller (Paul). Beloved brother of Don Adams (Rosemary), and Tom and Peter Feifel. Proud Papa to the joys of his life Lily and Brendan Elgie, Megan and Allie Barnes, and Mason Lahde. Much loved Tio of Mike and Grace Adams, and Jeffrey Hernandez of Costa Rica, and Keitha Wallace. Loyal friend to Mike Logan, Danny and Tina Leclair, Brian Wilson, Mike Leblanc, Rob Dumanski, Al and Evan Spry, Marc Muto, Rich and the late Bob Fex, Nadine and Paul Condon, Sandra and Jean Turner, and countless others.

At Wayne’s request, there will be no service.

Memorial contributions (payable by cheque) to the Palliative Care Fund – Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E 705-759-2522). Special thanks to Dr. Nicole Apostle, Dr. James Curran, Dr. Luke Fera, and the incredible staff at Sault Area Hospital.

We know our Dad is surrounded by love. We are sure that he is somewhere telling stories, building something, and has found the perfect fishing hole.