GRANT ADAMS September 4, 1918 - June 25, 2014 It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Grant Adams, who was in his 96th year, on June 25, 2014. Beloved husband of Clara 'Mickey' for 71 years; cherished father of Judy, Greg and Roger; devoted 'Papa' to Greg, Jeff, Leslie, Brad, Brooke, Krysten and Katelyn; and adored 'Great-Papa' to Shannon, Allison, Connor, Victoria, Kate, Joshua, Jordan, Fearne and Scarlet. He was a proud WWII Veteran, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean for 5 years. Dad was a pioneer with Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). He implemented the first self-serve store in Welland in 1958 with a $3500 cheque from A.J. Billes. He was also instrumental in the birth of the CTC credit card, now known as CTC Acceptance. Dad gave us much over the years but the time he gave us in his last days has been our most precious. Our kind, thoughtful, generous, amazing Dad is gone, but he will never be forgotten. We are endlessly grateful for each day we had with him. Thank you to CTC Welland for flying their flags at half-mast in his honour. Many thanks to Dr. Ragonetti and all the staff at Tansley Woods in Burlington, Ontario. A private Celebration of Life will take place on August 3, 2014. Donations in honour of our Dad may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Dodsworth & Brown Ancaster Chapel, 905-648-3852.
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Published in the Toronto Star on July 19, 2014