Obituary of Carleton Adair
ADAIR- Carleton. The Adair family has lost one of its cherished members. Carleton Adair, our beloved father and grandfather left us Aug 17, 2019 a few days after his 89th birthday. We are going to miss having this kind and caring soul in our lives. Being home was very important to Carl. He was the happiest when family and friends were around for a chat and occasional beer. Reminiscing with him over the past few years, it was evident that his first home and place of birth, North Sydney Nova Scotia, held the strongest hold on his heart. He left there at age 16 in pursuit of work and landed in Port Colborne where he found both love and opportunities. Shirley Mitchell brought a large extended family with her when she married Carl and for more than 45 years, they had an open-door policy at their home which suited Dad just fine. He loved a good gathering. Many great memories were made on Miller Road. His work life began at an early age, spanned many years and included short stints with local businesses: INCO, Robin Hood, Clem’s Ready Mix, and Fontaine’s. He worked a long career as a truck driver for Red Star and Wallace Transport. His final working years were spent with Shirley, working alongside their son Gary at F.A.Y. Farms. Carl also was a long-time volunteer member of the Humberstone Fire Department. Carl was predeceased by his wife Shirley, his parents Carleton Sr. & Euphemia, his oldest son Jim, grandson James and great-grandson Jaxon. Left to smile at fond remembrances are his children and their partners, David (Bud) & Darlene, Gary & M.J., Kim & Grant., his grandchildren Jake (Heather), Michael (Devon), Katie (Jesse), Brian, Carley (Taylor), Rachel, Alaina and Brianne. Carl & Shirley’s legacy will be carried on by their great grandchildren, Aubree, Kori, Ray, Ryder, Taylor and Wyatt. To Karen McIntyre and her family, thank you for the friendship and care you have given to Carl over the years. Best friend was the term he used. Thank you to Donna Maclean and her family. He loved his time spent with all of you and thanks also to the staff at Rapelje Lodge for caring for Carl. You helped him to feel at home these past 5 years. A service and a “good gathering” will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Bethel United Church at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate Carl’s life. Burial will follow at Overholt Cemetery followed by a reception at the Port Colborne Bethel Community Center. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Bethel United Church. Arrangements entrusted to DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME, 135 Clarence Street. Port Colborne.