James (Jimmie) Adams

Swan-e-set James Adams (Jimmie)

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Jimmie (James) Adams Sr. on Monday evening, of June 4th, 2018. Jimmie was born on November 20, 1942 in Pitt Meadows, BC.

Jimmie is survived by his loving wife June, sons Ron (Moira) and Wally, Daughter Loni (Dave), sisters Donna and Bonnie and many grandchildren, great grand children, nieces and nephews. He is reunited with his sons John, James Jr., and his parents John and Doris Adams.

Living on Katzie First Nation all his life, Jimmie will be remembered for his sense of humour, his Adams laugh, and especially for his expertise on the Fraser river gillnet fishing the salmon and eulachons year round. Jimmie enjoyed being apart the Katzie community organizations and activities through politics and education. Jimmie was very welcoming to many school districts to a visit to Swan-e-set longhouse to experience a Coastal First Nation culture. He lived an eventful life to the fullest and will be missed dearly by his family, friends and Katzie elders group.

Monday June 11th
7:00PM Prayers service will be held at Swan-e-set Longhouse at 19761 Wharf Street, Pitt Meadows B.C.

Tuesday June 12th
10:00AM Funeral service will be held at Swan-e-set Longhouse

Internment to follow at the Katzie Cemetery 203rd Street. Maple Ridge

1:00PM Luncheon at Katzie Health and Community Centre at 19700 Salish Road

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  1. We lost a great man. When I think of my community the first person I think of is Jimmy Adams. He had the kindest heart. When my family moved to Katzie in 1970 Jimmy was the first to welcome us into the community. Since Jimmy and I played the drums we had an immediate connection and he allowed me to play his drums anytime he was having a party. Jimmy taught me to play “Wipe Out”. I cherish this memory always and forever. My deepest condolences to the Family. Love you all.

  2. We will miss Jimmy. He always treated us like we were his own kids, always had a hug and a kiss when we ran into him no matter how long it had been. ❤️May he Rest In Peace knowing that all us kids will look out for June and his family. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends

  3. Oh my goodness. Where do I start. Definitely going to miss the crazy MOMENTS we had when we were together. Nothing but laughter when we were together. A true warrior you were. I truly appreciated how you followed our CULTURAL life. And how you opened your doors for so many relatives over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family you left behind. What a life to take. What a bond to break. I’ll be missing you. Watch over. Guide and protect us throughout our journeys ahead of us. You are at peace now. RIP Swaneset .

  4. Foster Johnnie

    Our PRAYERS are with June and family , we ask Our CREATOR to wrap His Loving Arms around each and everyone.
    My pal Jimmy was a great friend also he excepted my wife Gloria in his hear .He was that kind of person .
    RIP My Pal my friend .
    Foster and Gloria Johnnie Vancouver Island .

  5. Amanda Kreutzwieser

    I am so incredibly saddened to hear this. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jimmie and June for the last 14 years. I so enjoy talking with the both of them, but Jimmie would always razz me and I always looked forward to it. So many greats laughs had. Sending love and prayers to June and all those he left behind. RIP Jimmie ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  6. I came to know Jimmy at the worst time in his life. I came to love him, his family and the many people I met thru him. His strength, courage and sense of humor created memories that will never fade thru the rest of my days. Only thru circumstance we lost touch which is always a regret. My heart felt condolences go out to the family and community. White Feather

  7. Cari & Marianne

    We are just so sad to hear about Jimmie. His family has been an important part of our lives. Our thoughts and prayers and with June, Wally, Ron, Moira and Loni. We are away during the services. Hope we can get together after. Cari & Marianne Borenko ; Ryann and Sara Hoffmann

  8. A wink, a smile, a hug , wise words, a contagious laugh and the twinkle of mischievousness in your eyes are how I remember you my friend. Early morning chats on the wharf watching the goings on of the river is one of my most precious memories with you. Rest now, you loved graciously and were loved immensely. Respectly and with love I send my condolences to June and the family.

  9. Christine Gray-Marsh

    Loni – and all of your family: I am truly sorry for your loss. I did not know your dad – but from what I have heard and read he was a very special and well loved man who will be missed by many. I’m sure he will watch over all of you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  10. My family sends many prayers. We will miss Jimmy so much. Mona Kim Bryon and the funk family send are thoughts

  11. bill and joy Friesen and family

    June and Family We just heard of Jimmy Iknow its been over 40years we miss Jimmy and we miss Jimmy and you and the family. Our condolences Bill and Joy Friesen and family from 100 mile House LOTS OF LOVE

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