Walter McAdam


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, August 30, 2024
McAdam's Funeral Home
160 York Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 31, 2024
J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel
160 York St.
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Memorial Service

Obituary of Walter Murray McAdam

With gratitude for a life well lived, the family of Walter Murray McAdam, formally of Fredericton, NB,  wish to announce his passing on July 7, 2024 in Calgary, Alberta. Born in Fredericton, NB on August 24, 1928, he was the son of the late Donald and Dorothy (McGuire) McAdam.

Walter’s career began in earnest in the mid-1940s when he joined the family business, McAdam’s Funeral Home. During the next forty-four years, he attained the position of funeral director and ownership of the family business. Walter retired in 1989 with a legacy of dedicated service, undertaken with care, integrity, and compassion. Walter was a life-long advocate for and lover of animals, and was a proud member of the Fredericton Kennel Club. Walter also enjoyed dancing and music, in particular early jazz and gospel. Many fun times were had at Base Gagetown. 

He is survived by his children: Nancy Gibbs of New Maryland, NB and Michael McAdam (Wendy) of Nanoose Bay, BC, six grandchildren: Craig McAdam of Airdrie, AB, Andrew McAdam (Melanie Racette) of Montreal, QC, Stacey Clarke (Richard) of New Maryland, NB, Erin Gibbs of Fredericton, NB, T.J. McAdam (Kristen Olson) of Hanwell, NB, and Josh McAdam of Fredericton, NB, and five great grandchildren: Peter and Jamie McAdam of Calgary, AB, Rylan Clarke of New Maryland, NB, and Roman and Nova McAdam of Hanwell, NB; his step-children: Beth (Raymond) MacEachern of Calgary, AB, Marie Thomas Janes (Richard) of Calgary, AB, Mark Thomas (Lori) of Bahrain, and his four step-grandchildren: Jill MacEachern (Chris Thomson) of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Tara Janes (Keith Wilford) of Edmonton, AB, Matthew Thomas of Austin, Texas, and Mackenzie (Eden Gough) Thomas of
Kitchener, ON.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Donald McAdam and Patrick McAdam, his son David Timothy McAdam, his first wife, Sylvia Clark, and his second wife, Ruth (Thomas) McAdam.

Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on August 30, 2024 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The memorial service will be held in the J. A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on August 31, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Greg Geldart will officiate. A private interment will be held in the Rural Fredericton Cemetery

In recognition of Walter’s enduring love of animals and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fredericton Kennel Club, Calgary Humane Society, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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