Dr. John Adams accepts the plaque honouring him for his 30 years of dedicated service to Princeton  and District. The presentation was made on Monday

Dr. John Adams accepts the plaque honouring him for his 30 years of dedicated service to Princeton and District. The presentation was made on Monday

Tea held to honour Dr. John Adams

Dr. John Adams has retired after serving Princeton for 30 years.

After serving 50 years in medical practice, 20 years in Great Britain and 30 in Princeton, B.C., Dr. John Adams has retired.

Dr. Adams and his wife Sylvia look forward to spending their future, right here in Princeton, the community that welcomed them warmly convincing them to make it home.

On Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, Dr. Adams was honoured for his 30 years of dedicated service to Princeton and District. Save Our Similkameen hosted a tea with support from the Senior’s Branch #30 and venue supplied by the Princeton and District Museum.

Beginning at 3 p.m., residents were welcomed to join Dr. and Mrs. Adams, family members and friends for tea, goodies and the sharing of many memories.

President of SOS, Solana Allison personally welcomed guests at the museum entrance, directing them to the celebration inside.

Emcee of the event, Councillor Kim Maynard extended his admiration and appreciation for Dr. Adams and shared a story of how they met when he was working with the BC Ambulance Service in the 80s. “You are always so giving, said Councillor Maynard, “on behalf of the community, thank you.”

Solana Allison told Dr. Adams how grateful the community was for his service and how she was, “so sorry that you are not 20!”—bringing  about a  round of laughter and applause.

Together with members of Princeton Senior’s Branch #30; Eleanor, Flo and Keith,  Allison then presented Dr. Adams with a plaque to honour his years of service to the community.

A certificate of appreciation was presented on behalf of SOS and the community by SOS members Mary Masiel and Johanna Nott.

Dr. Adams, moved by the presentations said, “this is a  little overwhelming.” He added that he “is so grateful to all of his patients over the years and he hoped that together they were able to work out a few problems.”

Dr. Adams told the crowd that he appreciated all the work that was done “behind the scenes” for the Princeton Hospital issues and that he believes things will work out very well. “It looks like Princeton will have a rosier future now,” he said.

“Sylvia and I are happy to be a part of this community, we really appreciate you all.

Mayor Frank Armitage presented Dr. and Mrs. Adams with an original painting by the late Bob Cormack. “We will find a special place for this in our home,” said Mrs. Adams.

Mayor Armitage offered his appreciation on behalf of the community as well presenting a plaque expressing the town’s “utmost appreciation for dedicated service.”

“Darnella and I and family received wonderful care,” said Mayor Armitage to Dr. Adams, “rest assured you will always be extended family to us.”

“You have been a tremendous asset,” he added, “and thank you, Mrs. Adams for sharing Dr. Adams with us.”

 

Just Posted

(Black Press file photo)
EDITORIAL: Curtailing attempts at scams

The true total of losses from all scams and frauds could be much higher than the figures on file

People at the beach in front of Discovery Bay Resort on Tuesday, July 14. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Heat wave forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures are forecast to hit record breaking highs this week

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

The Pierre family, an Indigenous family, once lived in what is now downtown Summerland. Today, Pierre Drive is named in honour of the family. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Pierre family played role in Summerland’s history

Downtown Summerland was once Penticton Indian Reserve #3

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

A coroner’s inquest will be taking place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni for the next week. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Teen B.C. mom who died following police custody recalled as ‘friend to many’

Police sent Jocelyn George to hospital after intoxication had gone ‘beyond the realm’ of normal detox

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

More than a dozen NFL players have come out as gay after their careers were over

Photograph By MICHAEL POTESTIO.KTW
Former Kamloops security gaurd wants job back after kicking incident caught on video

Rick Eldridge quit when a video surfaced of him kicking a man outside a facility for homeless

People participated in a walk to honour the 215 children found at a former Kamloops residential school, as well as residential school survivors. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Kelowna marks National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with walk to remember Kamloops 215

“Let’s speak the truth and deal with the truth, and heal.”

COVID-19 daily cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day moving average to June 17, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections drop to 90 on Sunday, 45 Monday

Pandemic spread dwindles as 77% of adults receive vaccine

A home on Cameo Drive sustained major damage due to an early morning fire Monday, June 21. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
UPDATE: Fire sparked during Vernon home renovation

Heavy black smoke from Cameo Drive home, no one inside

The new Civic Memorial Park will incorporate pieces of the 80-year-old arena it replaces. (Artists rendering)
Pieces of Civic Arena reclaimed for new Vernon park

City centre space to incorporate wood from the historic arena

Most Read