In Celebration of

Dr. Sherman Moreland (Bud) Adams

February 8, 1934 -  December 26, 2019

Dr. Sherman Moreland (Bud) Adams passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of December 26th after spending a beautiful and laughter-filled Christmas day with family. Better known among family and friends as SM, Bud or Buddy, he spent the last few months on the road to recovery from a medical condition which presented itself over Thanksgiving weekend. SM was born in Montreal on February 8th, 1934 to parents Dr. Gordon Taylor Adams and Marjorie Allan Harrison. He spent his youth with his younger brother, Robert Taylor (Bobby) Adams, who passed away tragically in 1953. SM married the love of his life, Sylvia Oliver Ritchie, R.N. of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1962. They welcomed their first child, Karen, soon after SM’s graduation from the McGill Faculty of Dentistry in 1963. Younger brothers Stephen and Geoffrey followed shortly thereafter. SM (or Dr. Adams to his patients) practiced dentistry in Westmount for over fifty-five years and was known for a high level of personal care, attending to hockey-related dental injuries at all hours, and the odd Waterpik fight with his grandchildren. He finally retired at the end of 2018 and maintained his thirst for learning by attending dental conferences right up until the end of his professional career. During his time away from the office, he enjoyed his many Old Timers hockey leagues and summers spent playing golf and tennis in Métis-sur-Mer and fishing near the Adams family home in Matapédia. As grandchildren arrived on the scene, SM and Sylvia expanded their travel destinations to Vermont, Florida and Gaspé.
Dr. Adams will be lovingly remembered by Sylvia, his wife of fifty-seven years, his daughter Karen (Donald Wells) and sons Stephen (Dominique Lasnier) and Geoffrey (Laurie Coffin). Also mourning his loss are grandchildren Taylor (Amanda), Jamie, Robbie, Devon, Alyssa, Scott, Lauren and Timothy. He will also be deeply missed by brothers-in-law Robert and Richard (Yves) and Robert’s children (Mark, Joanna and Lynn). SM was also very happy and fortunate to spend time with his first great-grandchild, Ethan. For SM, family was everything and family always came first.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staffs of the Montreal General Hospital, the Gingras-Lindsay Rehabilitation Centre and the Jewish General Hospital for the exemplary level of care received over the past few months.
Family will receive condolences on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 12:00PM, followed by a celebration of SM’s life at 2:00PM at the

Mount Royal Funeral Complex
1297 Chemin de la Forêt,
Outremont, Québec
H2V 2P9 (514) 279-6540

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fondation Richard Adams, a charitable organization promoting the conservation of the salmon resource of the Matapédia watershed (tel 1 888 730 6174).


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Trudy Macwhirter (Family friend)

Entered December 28, 2019 from Montreal

My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Adams, Karen, Geoffrey and Stephen.
Dr. Adams was an extraordinary person whom I will fondly remember as my personal dentist and a true family friend. May you rest in eternal peace Bud,. You will always be remembered ❤️

Faye MAC Naughton (Family friend .)

Entered December 28, 2019 from Matapedia, PQ.

My dear Sylvia, I read this obituary with deep regret, only met Buddy a couple of times ,but my heavens he reminded me just how kind he was . So welcoming at your summer home when we all went for afternoon tea with you ! My deepest sympathy to you and your family . Saddened by this news ! ❤️❤️

Christine Cachia (Friends of Laurie and Geoffrey)

Entered December 28, 2019 from Dorval Qc

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father and father in law. Laurie you were just speaking of him to us at our recent dinner before the holidays. May he Rest In Peace. Xx

Linda MacNaughton 

Entered December 28, 2019 from Matapedia

Our deepest condolences to the Family.

Tom Latta (Friend)

Entered December 28, 2019 from Newport Ctr, VT

I’m so sad to have heard of his passing. He was a great man and will be greatly missed, but remembered always.


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