Virginia  Adams

Virginia Gail Adams

1939 - 2024

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Obituary of Virginia Gail Adams

Adams, Virginia Gail “Ginny”

June 30, 1939 - January 24, 2024

Passed away peacefully, at home with her family after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Ralph Adams (2006). Loved mother of Jacqueline (Michael Koehler) of Scarborough and Catherine (John Mastronardi) of Windsor and adored grandmother of their children: Jenelle, Noah and Sarah. Only child of the late Edward (2002) and Anne (2021) Lomax. Sadly missed by her cousin-in-law Angela (Bonnie) Axelson of Jamestown, Rhode Island.

With her husband, she extensively travelled around the world and both were avid scuba divers. After retirement as the manager of the Cambridge Dental Clinic, she became actively involved in many charitable organizations over the years including CFUW. She had a special passion for art, music, world affairs, finances and investments and sharing her knowledge with others.

On behalf of her family, a very special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at the cancer clinic at Grand River Regional Cancer Center and the home care nurses for their compassionate care. They are also very grateful to her good friends and neighbours for their support, engaged conversations and for being there for her in times of need. She spoke of them often and loved them all very much.

At Virginia’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service to allow her family privacy during their loss. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

Condolences for the family and donations to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, the Ralph and Virginia Family Fund of Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, KidsAbility Foundation directed to the Ralph and Virginia endowment Fund or the Nature Conservancy of Canada may be arranged at

A dear friend of Virginia’s shared this poem with her a few days before her passing.


Written by Carolyn Brunelle

Life is a matter of choices made at every fork in the road, and none made for an easy way to carry or lighten the load. But I’ve been strong, carried on through the fog of life; able to say I fought the good fight, did my very best, triumphed over my fears and laid them all to rest. I’ve made my share of mistakes, but by my choices I still stand, for in all my chosen paths, there’s always been God’s hand reaching out to guide and comfort in each and every day, and in all my darkest hours, that grace has shone the way.