Larry Adams

Larry Adams

Larry Charles Adams, of Hanover, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Sunday, March 17, 2024. He was 62.

Born on July 4, 1961 in Goderich, Ontario, to the late Charles and Roxie (nee Ball) Adams.  Larry spent many years working in administration in various municipalities, including several years as the CAO of Minto, CAO of Huron County, and finally as the CAO of West Grey.  Wherever he lived and worked, he was sure to stay very involved and active in his community. He was a member of the Lions Clubs in Palmerston and Durham, Masonic Lodge in Carlow, and the Palmerston Optimist Club.  He met and married the love of his life, Janet Hembly, and together they enjoyed raising their 2 boys.  He will be missed.

Survived by wife Janet Adams of Hanover, and sons Matthew (Bethaney) of Kitchener, and Mitchell of Kincardine. Fondly remembered by brother Kevin (Kathryn) Adams of Goderich, father and mother-in-law Ted (Corrie) Hembly of Palmerston, brother-in-law Tim Hembly of Minto, and sister-in-law Krista (Dan) Quigley of Guelph, as well as many friends, nieces, nephews, and their families. Predeceased by his parents.

A public Memorial Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, March 25, 2024, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A private family graveside memorial and inurnment service will follow in the spring, at Ball’s Cemetery in Hullett Township, Huron County.

Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. 

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Public Condolences

Hi I worked with Larry at Minto. I always enjoyed being with Larry .He always had a spark that was contagious.He had an amazing contact with so many people. My condolences to you and your family. Blessings.

- Darrell Buehler
April 5, 2024

Larry was the Palmerston town Clerk when I was there on the Police Service. I always liked and respected him. We had a good working relationship, even during bargaining. I'm sorry for your loss.
Henry Heidinga

- Henry Heidinga
April 1, 2024

My deepest condolences for your loss of a great friend. I met Larry at Fanshawe and we had been friends ever since. I feel so bad that I didn't do more to see him lately. He was a great person who always made the time spent with him a joy. I will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers will be with Janet and the boys as well as Kevin and his family.

- Jeff Clifford
March 28, 2024

Got to know Larry through Jeff Clifford and our slo pitch team. The big man brought us to Goderich for the August tournament - camping, barbecues at the family home, driving around town in that big yellow car. That car made an appearance at Jeff's wedding. It's been many years since I've seen him but he was a class act and a great friend. My condolences to Janet and his boys and to Kevin and all the family.

- Bill Day
March 28, 2024

Janet and family
I remember Larry having a great sense of humor and always put a smile on mine and Bob's face. Memories and pictures last forever, cherish them.
Bev Stanbury

- Bev Stanbury
March 28, 2024

My deepest condolences to Janet and the boys. Larry is at peace now. Lots of love, Gun.

- Gun McLean-Ball
March 28, 2024

Janet and family.
My sincere sympathy on the passing of a much respected man. Larry was one of a kind and I have fond memories of him when he worked and lived in Palmerston/Minto. My favorite memory is watching him be sworn in as CAO in Palmerston with his parents in attendance. He will be missed and may Janet and her sons hold their favorite memories of him within their hearts forever.
Thinking of you all.
Sharion Searle

- Sharion Searle
March 25, 2024

Dear Janet, Matthew, Mitchell and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Larry. Very sad to hear this news. He will be missed. I had the pleasure of being associated with Larry over the years while I was CAO of the Township of Puslinch. Our municipal life holds very fond memories of Larry. He was such a gentleman and a lot of fun to be with. His sense of humor would brighten up any room! May memories help comfort you. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Brenda Law and Family

- Brenda Law
March 23, 2024

My sincerest condolences to all the family,. I had the pleasure of working with Larry at the Town of Minto and Huron County. Larry was always a very nice man, and I am sad to hear of his passing. Thinking of his family at this time and sending thoughts and prayers.

- Michele Gilmore (Bennett)
March 22, 2024

Janet, Matthew, Mitchell and family
Please accept my deepest condolences. Larry was a fantastic person and I am sure he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
I hope special memories bring you all comfort in the coming days as you mourn his passing.
Sherry Burr

- Sherry (Morphy) Burr
March 21, 2024

My sincerest condolences to Janet and the boys. I had the pleasure to work directly with Larry during some challenging times at the County. He always had a great sense of humour and was a gentleman. He always put his family as a priority in life. Rick & Yvonne Hulley

- Richard Hulley
March 21, 2024

Janet, Matthew and Mitchell and family. Our sincere sympathy to you on the loss of Larry. He was truly one of a kind. We have many good memories (and pictures!!) of him through the years - politics, clubs, sports and socially. Always a smile.
Bob & Barb Burrows

- Barbara Burrows
March 21, 2024

Very sorry for your loss Janet. Thinking of you and all your family at this difficult time.
Heather Grummett

- Heather Grummett
March 21, 2024

Please accept my condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Larry was always a pleasure to work alongside. Carol Mitchell

- Larry Adams
March 21, 2024

My sincerest condolences to Janet and all of Larry's Family.

- Anna Marie Toner
March 20, 2024

All our condolences Larry will be missed remember him over the years
Always an outstanding and above board man.

- Stephen Boyce
March 19, 2024

Sending my sincere condolences to you Janet and families. My thoughts and prayers to you during this very difficult time.
Chris Yates

- Chris Yates
March 19, 2024

So sorry for your loss Janet, and the boys. He will be missed, but not forgotten

- Richard Upthegrove
March 19, 2024

I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My deepest condolences Janet, Matthew, Mitchell and family. Larry was an amazing person, a great friend and someone that was truly a wonderful mentor. I learned so much from Larry and cherished his friendship. I will forever be grateful for having the privilege to know him, work with him and to be able to call him a friend. He would always speak so highly of you and the boys and I know how much you all meant to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

- Kevin McLlwain
March 19, 2024

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Larry was always very kind and thoughtful. He will be missed.

- Mary Lynn Weaver
March 19, 2024

Our condolences to Janet and the boys. It was my pleasure to work with the "Big Guy" thru some very tumultuous times. Larry always remained positive. Dave and Penny

- Dave and Penny Overboe
March 19, 2024

Sorry for your loss Janet, it was a pleasure working with Larry at West Grey, although I knew him only a few years, he always had a game plan and was a true leader.
P Schwartz Fire Chief.

- Phil Schwartz Fire Chief
March 19, 2024

Dear Janet and family,
My Sincere Sympathy for your loss of Larry. I have many fond memories working with Larry at the Town of Minto. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed very much.

- Sharon Sothern
March 19, 2024

So very shocked to learn of Larry's passing. Larry was a pleasure to work with during his time as CAO of Minto. As one of the fire chiefs of the municipality at the time, I could always rely on Larry to be the voice of reason and his calm demeanor was greatly admired and appreciated to resolve whatever maybe the issue of the day.
My sincere condolences to all Larry's family and friends. RIP Big Guy

- Dennis & Sherry Kaufman
March 19, 2024

Our Deepest Sympathy from Across the Pond. Larry was well loved by everyone he came across. He will be missed dearly. Janet, Matthew and Mitchell you are in our thoughts and Prayers!

- Kirk & Angela Dupuie
March 19, 2024


- Kathy Becker and Jeff Yates
March 19, 2024

Our most heartfelt condolences to you Mitch, and the rest of your family! Lots of love from your 7Acres family!

March 19, 2024

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