May 3, 2018
On May 3, 2018 Victoria Leigh Adams of Cranbrook, B.C. died at age 64 in the East Kootenay Regional Hospital after a courageous struggle with the complications of cancer.
Vicky was born in Kimberley, B.C. and grew up in Cranbrook where she attended Amy Woodland, Laurie, and Mount Baker Schools. She trained as a Child Care Worker and assisted teachers in Castlegar. Following this she moved to Cranbrook and worked in a law office, in hospitality, in bookkeeping, and as a First Aid Attendant in forest fire camps for many summers. She worked on the Sam Steele Committee and oversaw the popular Loggers Sports. She has been an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was honoured as Volunteer of the Year.
The lives of her friends and family were brightened by Vicky’s quick wit and ongoing sense of humour.
She was predeceased by her parents Donald Bentley and Margaret Ireland, her step- father Ernie Ireland, and her brother Donny Bentley.
Vicky will be remembered by her sisters Patricia (David) Stock of Cranbrook and Selina (Curtis) Buck of Calgary; her children Jennifer Adams of Kamloops, Christie (Whitney) Strong of Edmonton, Lonnie Adams of Kelowna plus her grandchildren Danelle, Sydney, Taylor, Sarah, Parker, Megan, McCallum, Blayke, Jayce, nephew Justin, niece Erin, her Uncle Reg, and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Cranbrook on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 12 noon to 2 pm.