Adams Funeral Home Ltd., located at 140 King Street, in the City of Miramichi (formerly Chatham), has been operating at the same location since its inception in 1956. The founder, and original owner, E. Davis Adams, moved to this area from his hometown of Hartland, N.B. and was a third generation funeral director, having worked with both his father and grandfather, in the Carleton County area of the Province.
Perhaps the most outstanding event involving the funeral home and the communities surrounding it was the Escuminac Fishing Disaster of 1959, in which thirty-three victims were lost at sea, of which thirty-one were recovered over a period of months. This time of horrible loss was the foundation on which the reputation of Adams Funeral Home was built through the dedication and service afforded the grieving families, which is not forgotten to this present day. To mark this sad time in the history of Bay du Vin, Hardwicke and Baie St. Anne, a monument, sculpted by artist Claude Roussel, sits at the wharf in Escuminac, as a tribute to the fishermen who lost their lives.
Adams Funeral Home was purchased by Douglas Jardine and his wife Blyn, in 1994. Doug is a graduate of Kingstec Funeral Service Program and grew up in the close by community of Napan, and is personally familiar with families they currently serve, either through church, community involvement, as well as social connections.
The funeral home now welcomes the addition of Mr. Randy MacLean to the funeral home family. Randy also is a graduate of the Kingstec program and had been licensed as both a funeral director and embalmer since 2005. Randy and his wife Krista are both lifelong residents of the Miramichi, Randy is no stranger to the profession; his grandfather, the late Sterling Bell, was a well known and loved funeral home owner in the former Town of Newcastle from the 1950’s thru until his death in 1990.
We, at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., are grateful and proud to have been given the opportunity to assist at a time of loss. We hope to offer families direction and options that, hopefully, enables them to more readily deal with the extreme stress and or loss in a respectful and dignified manner.
We find having a familiar face or personality to deal with, and someone who understands a families need during this time, is of paramount importance, not only at the time of loss, but in the days, weeks and months ahead.
We are proud of Adams Funeral Home Ltd., proud of our profession and honored to serve when the need arises.
Member N.B. Funeral Directors & Embalmers Assoc.
Member Funeral Service Assoc. of Canada