Margaret ADAMS

Margaret ADAMS

Margaret Frances Adams

July 15, 1912 – August 15, 2015

Margaret passed away peacefully in her 104th year at the Kinsmen Lodge in Surrey, BC. Mom, sister, granny, great- ranny — and great great granny. Loved by many, Mom was blessed with a strong but gentle spirit, a remarkable independence, a sharp mind — even at 103 — and a shy, infectious smile that belied her years. Born in Lewiston, Idaho, Margaret — together with her parents Emery and Alice Bellomy and siblings Cecil, Murl, Woodrow and Sylvia (Sis) — travelled by horse and wagon from Montana in 1923, settling in the wilds of BC’s Chilcotin region on her 11th birthday. The family were early pioneers, homesteading on Crazy Creek in the beautiful Tatlayoko Valley. Her love of gardening took root here and lasted her entire life. Four generations of kids grew up on her preserves and pies, and were warmed by her quilts. Together with her first husband James (Scotty) Shields, and their three children James, Helen and George, Mom moved down to the big city of Vancouver in 1941, followed by a short stint on Pender Island during the war before settling in Ladner a few years later. There she married Allen Roy Adams (Roy) and had another son, Herb, with whom she lived in the final years of her life — in her own suite, of course, and with the constant support of Herb’s wife Les, their family and Langley’s Jehovah’s Witness community. The sad part of living to such a great old age is plenty of folks are left behind. Predeceased by her parents Emery and Alice, her siblings Cecil (Gladys), Murl Bramble (Floyd), Woodrow (Margaret), Sylvia Stepp (Tom), husbands James Shields and Roy Adams, daughter Margaret ‘Helen’ Negrin and son-in-law Vic, grandsons Eric ‘Deane’ Shields and Darryl Jay (Rocky) Deboer and granddaughter Colleen Shields. Survived, sadly missed but well-remembered by the rest of our clan — sons James Shields (Sharon), George E. Shields, Herbert A. Adams (Leslie) and 45 grandkids, great grandkids and great, great grandkids. Throughout her life and in spite of the challenges sent her way, Mom’s dedication and commitment to her family and her faith never wavered. We love you, Mom. A special thanks from the family is extended to the Kinsmen Lodge for the care and compassion provided during her final months. In keeping with her wishes, a memorial service for Margaret will be held Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 21465 Old Yale Road in Langley. Following the service, we invite family and friends to share their memories of Mom at a family social from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ricky’s Restaurant Banquet Room, at the corner of #10 Highway and 192nd Street in Langley. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the family may be made to:

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