Adama, Gerrit Jan “John”

September 2, 1940 – May 7, 2016ADAMA, JOHN W
at the age of 75 years:

We welcome all family and friends to join us in celebrating John’s life at the Quaaout Lodge on Little Shuswap on Saturday, June 25th from 2-4.

John Adama was born September 2nd, 1940 in Amersfoort, Holland and after 75 wonderful years, he passed away on May 7th, 2016.  John immigrated with his family to Qualicum Beach in 1952  and following school, his first job took him to Dawson Creek where he met his wife of 46 years, Linda.  John and Linda started their life together in Edmonton where they had their first child Daryl.  They then settled in Ashcroft when John took a job at Bethlehem Copper and had two more children, Rhea and Kelsi.  John and Linda retired to Sunnybrae where they built their dream home together, and over the years had so much enjoyment in sharing this home with their children and grandchildren.  John was a hard-working, dedicated man who always put his family first and who could do anything he set his mind to.  He was greatly loved and relied on and will be missed so much.


  1. May God’s comfort rest on John’s family.

    I only knew John as a tennis player for the past 7+ years but I already miss him as one of my favorite players and persons. John was exactly three months younger than me and we tried several times to play as a doubles team in a senior’s event like the BC seniors and Huntsman World Seniors.

    RIP friend.

  2. Dear Linda and family
    We enjoyed our times over BBQ’s at Mara Lk and then to become neighbours in Tappen. We were so impressed that Jon had the foresight to drop us an email in Comox telling us of his imminent battle to prepare us.He loved his family and was proud to announce his latest grandchild. What a lovely man. We often shared updates while we walked along Sunnybrae with our dogs or picking up the mail. Jon’s quiet nature was not to be underestimated. He was an accomplished woodworker, mechanic, and anything else he put his mind to. Peace .. Until we meet again..
    Cynde and Robin Russell

  3. I will think back with fond memories of playing with and against john at the Shuswap Lake Estates tennis club. He was a very accomplished single and doubles player and a good sport. many times we played together as the Dutch team, he in his hup Holland orange national team sweater. (just now I realize that we came from quite close cities, Amersfoort and Apeldoorn). I joked when he returned from his first chemo treatment that he started looking a bit like Ludwig Von Beethoven or Albert Einstein because of his hair that grew back. My hair will never grow back so i was a bit envious. I am thankful that I visited him in April and sat on the deck with him looking in his photo album and talking about that project of building a sailing boat in his workshop. I still often think of him and feel so sorry that he passed away too early and off course the sadness for Linda and family. It was special to have known him and he will be remembered forever.

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