It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lenore Ann Adams.
Lenore “Lennie” passed away peacefully, with her family at her side in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on July 24, 2021 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Lennie was born February 3, 1945 in Fort Frances, Ontario to Ernest and Eileen Calder and spent many happy years growing up with family and friends.
Lennie had a lengthy career caring for the elderly in Long Term Care Homes in both Fort Frances and Thunder Bay. She was passionate about her work in caring for others.
She is survived and will be eternally missed by her husband Dr. Michael Adams after 18 years of marriage.
Lenore and Michael enjoyed many years of their summer cottage in Shebandowan, several challenging wilderness canoe trips, fly-in fishing, and four tours in Europe. They travelled every year to Bluegrass festivals in Minnesota. She always stated that she slept best in our trailer surrounded with the music of the jam sessions in the campground. She was especially proud of the gardens and landscaping that she created at her home in Thunder Bay. Her beautiful Yorkie dog “Abby” was also her pride and joy.
Also left to cherish her memory are her children, Dorla (Murray) Wright, Guy (Donalda) Calder along with Step Children, R. Matthew (Allison) Adams, Eric (Sarah) Adams and Jeremy (Laura Erdman) Adams. Grandchildren, Jenna (Shane) O’Quinn, Lindsay (Bobby) MacPhail, Step Grandchildren, Angus and Eve Adams, Timothy and Fen Adams, and Lydia and Mitchell Adams/Erdman. Great Grandchildren Hudson and Harper MacPhail, with whom she spent many happy hours, were especially cherished. She is also survived by her brothers Lawrence (Laura) Calder and Kevin (Tammie) Calder and sister Debbie (Rod) Hebert.
Lenore was predeceased by parents Ernest and Eileen Calder and brother Ernest Jr. Calder.
Cremation has taken place; interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
As per Lenore’s wishes there will be a private service for the immediate family only. Know however that she loved and cherished all her friends and family but was a very private person.
Her family would like to thank the excellent care she received from the nursing and medical staff in the Palliative Care Team, the Emergency Department, Cancer Centre, ICU and Oncology ward.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lenore Ann Adams can be made to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.