LANGHORNE, James Adrian, CA Died peacefully at his home in Cobourg on September 7, 2019 at the age of 90 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy, and his children, John and his wife Julie, Stephen and his wife Amy, Anne and her husband John, and Andrew and his wife Juli, along with grandchildren Megan, Rob, Kate, Jacquelyn, Nick, Patrick, Peter and Emma. Adrian was born in London, England on July 14, 1929 and came to Canada with his parents when he was three. He practiced as a chartered accountant for 62 years. He began articling with McColl & Turner, a Peterborough firm, following graduation from high school. After three years, he transferred to Clarkson Gordon in Toronto. He received his CA Diploma in 1953 and continued with Clarkson for a short time during which he met his future wife, Dorothy, a nurse-in-training in Port Arthur. In 1955, he and three partners purchased a coal company in Cobourg, Ontario and he moved to Cobourg as general manager. He and Dorothy married the following year. In 1958, Adrian joined the Peterborough accounting firm Humpage Taylor McDonald & Company as its Cobourg partner. In 1966, he bought the Cobourg practice and started on a course of expansion, purchasing or merging with a number of local firms and opening an office in Port Hope. At its peak, the firm had eight partners and a staff of 32. In 2011, Adrian sold his interest in the firm and remained as an associate partner until his retirement in 2015. During his career, Adrian was active in politics and the Cobourg community. He was also a board member of the Public Utilities Commission and a warden at St. Peter's Anglican Church. Adrian will be remembered as an extremely hard-working professional with immense integrity. He was always generous to his children and supported them in all their endeavors. His family is proud of his accomplishments and profoundly saddened by his passing. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Adrian to the building campaign for Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre would be appreciated. Online donations or condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com
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Published in Durham Region News from Sep. 7 to Sep. 14, 2019.