Adam was born on June 30, 1991, and was raised just outside of Kemptville in a small bungalow on the shores of the Rideau River with his Mom and Dad, brother and sister.
Living along the water gave Adam an insatiable appetite to explore the great outdoors. He would watch relentlessly each morning in the spring for the otters to come sliding along on their bellies on the crusted ice surface just before spring thaw. That was also an indication that the beavers would also soon be swimming along the retaining wall, just meters from the picture window.
Yes, living along the river with all its bugs and birds and wildlife was, in Adam’s own words, “the best place in the world for a kid to grow up in.”
Fishing was also a favorite sport. Quite often his parents would rise from bed and see a huge note taped to the picture window that said”
He never went far, always within sight of the house, and would almost always come back with something that he thought would be “perfect for breakfast”.
Canoeing, paddle boating, sailing on the Ice Cream Float selling “scream” on the river: Adam was full of outdoor adventure.
To commemorate Adam, South Branch Elementary School has set aside a corner of the school library. This area contains books that reference Adam’s two greatest passions: hockey and nature.
We’d like to express our continuing gratitude to the staff of South Branch for their kind gesture.
Donations can be made to Adam’s Corner by contacting the school.
South Branch Elementary School
Box 2009, 2649 Concession Rd
Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0