1928 ~ ADAM ~ 2014

Posted: July 14th, 2014


Clifford E. Adam passed away on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at the age of 85, just 21 days shortof his 86th birthday. Clif leaves to mourn his loss his wife of 60 years, Pauline Adam (nee Kirschenmann); two daughters, Valerie Gladu (Dale MacGillivray) and Lynn Hertz (Wayne); two grandchildren, Jason Gladu (Misty) and Brittany Hertz; three great-grandchildren, Zac, Gabi and Lily Gladu; numerous nieces and nephews and their families;and Pauline\’s family. A dedicated and loving family man, Clif was very proud of his family and loved to share stories of their accomplishments and exploits. Clifwas born in Medicine Hat on July 31st, 1928 to parents Katharina and Gottlieb Adam. He was the youngest of the three sons and was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Alvin and Ted. Clifwas raised on a farm in the Schuler district just across the border in Saskatchewan, attended school in Medicine Hat and graduated from Alexandra High School. He started an apprenticeship in Jewellery for Art Finch Jewellersin 1948. Clifwent to Ryerson Institute in Toronto training in Horology (watchmaking) graduating in 1952 as a certified watchmaker. He worked for the Elgin Watch Company until an opportunity arose to purchase a small shop in Medicine Hat. He married Pauline Kirschenmann and started a 60-year journey that is C E Adam Jeweller. Clifwas dedicated to his family, his friends, his business and his community. Long work hours never deterred him from attending his family\’s functions. As a long-time Tiger supporter and hockey fan, he never missed an opportunity to attend Jason and Zac\’s hockey practices and games. He also took great pride in his yard, flowers and especially his tomatoes. Clif served his community as a member of the Jaycees, Alderman from 1958 through 1966, Chairman of the Public Works Committee, on the Board of the Auxiliary Hospital, Chairman of the Cypress View Foundation, served as the Police Commissioner and on the Council at St. Peter Lutheran Church. He and his big laugh will be missed by family and friends. If you listen, you can still hear it. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. A Private Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Clifford\’s memory may be made to the Asthma Society of Canada, Suite 425, 130 BridgelandAvenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 1Z4, to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 103, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2, to the CNIB, 102, 520 – 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6, or to the charity of one\’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Clifford Adam. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Funeral arrangements entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Tim & Karen Hittel says:

    Have so many wonderful memories of the road trips with our boys playing hockey. Cliff had such a great sense of humor and was such a joy to be around! You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

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