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Charlene Mary Adams


May 1, 1956

Goderich, Ontario


April 22, 2024

Sarnia, Ontario


Charlene Mary Adams

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Monday, April 22, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia-Lambton, Charlene Mary Adams passed away at the age of 67. Charlene was born in Goderich, Ontario on May 1, 1956, to the late Harold Adams and Isabel Adams (nee Errington). Survived by her loving friend and companion Douglas Winch, her daughter Jackie (Paul) Yovicic, and stepsons Scott Winch and Blair (Megan) Winch. She adored Blair & Megan’s children Carley and Emery Winch. Dear sister of George (Donna) Adams, Paul Adams & Susan Brindley, Lois (Bob) Sinclair. Loving aunt to Steven (Janet), David, and Peter Adams, Jessica (Kyle) Whitely, Sarah (Ryan) Hall, Becky Adams & Andrew Lawlor, Laura (Brett) Fischer, and Brian (Laura) Sinclair; and several great nieces and nephews. Charlene was a tireless worker who became familiar with the value of hard work at a young age. Early in life, she was a member of the 4H club, working on the family farm, driving a tractor, bailing hay, gathering eggs, and milking cows. In 1972 she attended Marvel Beauty School in London, Ontario where she fulfilled her dream of becoming a hairdresser. She worked in Goderich for several years then moved to Sarnia in 1987 where she opened her beauty salon, The Hair Loft, which remained in business for 26 years. Charlene retired in 2017 after 45 years of hairdressing. In retirement, she enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and traveling to Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies, and the Maritimes. She was a long-time member of St. John in the Wilderness church where she volunteered for the Anglican Church Women. She donated many knitted baby hats and blankets to the nursery at Bluewater Health and other knitted items to local churches for people in need. Charlene enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She had a positive outlook on life and loved a good laugh. Her patience and understanding will be sadly missed by all. Family and friends will be received at St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, 2896 Old Lakeshore Rd, Brights Grove, Ontario on April 29, 2024, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm with the funeral service to follow at 1:30 pm. Cremation has already taken place. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Charlene’s Guestbook” at Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. John in the Wilderness Church, Anglican Church Women, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society, or planting a tree in memory of Charlene.

Visitation & Services

St John's in the Wilderness

12 - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm.

Monday April 29


Funeral Service

Monday April 29

St John's in the Wilderness


Resurrection Crematorium


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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My very deepest sympathy to you and your family. May all the wonderful memories you shared bring some comfort at this very sad time.
Lori Clancy

Dear Doug, My sincere condolences at the passing of Charlene. She was a lovely person and is missed. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Hugs and prayers. Jenny
Jenny Sharp

A great loss to everyone who knew her. Always such a kind, pleasant and loving lady who shared many a meal, chat and laugh with her Scottish friend Fergie, Rest in peace my good friend.
Iain Fergusson

Sending love and hugs to the Adams family. I remember Charlene as a very young girl and teaching piano lessons. I love the picture that you have chosen. This is exactly how I remembered her. Rest in peace Charlene - you fought a tough battle against cancer, and have earned your rest now.
Barb Hayden

Goodbye dear friend. We will miss you as you were such good, caring and fun loving company. Our thoughts and condolences to Doug and Jackie.
Judith and David Bond

Deepest sympathy to Charlene's family. I was a customer of Charlene and want to say she was a very lovely lady and I enjoyed her as my stylist. RIP Charlene
Brenda Lefebvre

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Charlene was a great hairstylist and friend to many. We liked to joke around and she brought great joy to the day. We have a lot of fond memories, take care.♥️
Mary Symington and Carol Taylor

Dear Uncle Doug Very sad to hear of Charlene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers remain. Sincerely, Darcy and April.
Darcy Winch

Our sincere condolences to you Doug and family.
John de Veer

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