Sterling Robert Adams

Obituary of Sterling Robert Adams

It is with the deepest of sorrow that the Adams family announces the passing of Sterling Robert Adams at 84 years of age on May 20, 2021 in Lacombe, Alberta.


Sterling is predeceased by his loving life partner and wife Phyllis and his sons Darrell and Steve Adams; siblings Lloyd Adams of Alberta, Florence Murray, Elga Arsenault, Isabel MacEachern, and parents Amos and Nellie Adams of PEI. Sterling is mourned by his daughters Cynthia Picot and Terry Adams, grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Luke, Kristen Adams and Krystal Cardinal, plus his great-grandchildren Noah, Skylar, Mahaila and newborn Jaxxson Kyle Sterling Sykes Adams. Sterling is mourned by his siblings, Carolyn Millar of PEI, Valerie Tennant, Judy Darmos and Sharon Nemeth of Ontario; Dorothy Russell and Wendy Baker of B.C.; Don Adams, Nancy Estabrooks, Ellis Adams and Cheryl Adams of Alberta, as well as numerous nieces’ nephews.


Sterling was born in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island, on October 26, 1936. After joining then leaving the army, Sterling came to Red Deer Alberta in 1956. He met his gorgeous wife at the ‘Club Café’ Diner in downtown Red Deer. They married and moved to Medicine Hat, where they became proud parents of four children. After becoming the bestselling car salesman at Klaudt’s Toyota, Sterling and Phyllis opened Sterling Trailer Sales in the 1978 and sold it to Mark Semrau and Rick Porter in 2005.


Besides his family, Sterling’s other loves were stock car racing (he was the first president of the Medicine Hat Speedway), RV camping, watching sports on TV, and sitting with a coffee and cigarette on the lawnmower on his acreage. Sterling was a very proud and supportive 50-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Sterling will be missed by everyone who knew him.


Sterling was larger than life yet humble. Sterling left this world peacefully. We love you, husband, father, brother, friend; you were always our provider and protector. Ya did good!


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