Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services Ltd. is a full service funeral home conveniently located in Barrie on St. Vincent Street just north of Cundles Road East. We offer a spacious building with ample onsite parking and full handicap accessibility throughout the building. The business is independently owned and operated by Doug and Lorie Adams. Doug and Lorie’s decision to open their own funeral home is based on three beliefs: people deserve the funeral choices that respect their values and honour a life lived; people require compassionate, caring professional service; and finally, each funeral should reflect the ideals and personality of the deceased.
Doug and Lorie feel that the funeral home’s job is not over the day of a service or gathering. We feel strongly that the funeral home is here to help after the funeral is complete. We offer a service to the community (not just the families we have served) a free Grief and Bereavement support program to assist the survivors with their needs following the loss of a loved one. This service includes the Grief Support tab here on our website as well as support groups which meet here at the funeral home. If you are in need of this service or you know of someone who could benefit from this service this please contact the funeral home for more information.
It is our goal to exceed the services offered by other funeral service providers in the area. Every life lived has an impact on others. That impact should be honoured in a meaningful way. We respect each and every family’s request, regardless of the situation.
Doug Adams, Licensed Funeral Director and Owner
Doug Adams is the fifth generation of his family to live in the Barrie area. The Adams’ have been ambitious farmers, businessmen and very involved citizens in their community which includes the villages of Minesing, Elmvale and the Township of Springwater. This involvement includes community organizations, sports and municipal affairs. In the past, Doug was a member of the Springwater Township Recreation Advisory Committee, Minesing United Church council, and Treasurer of Minesing United Church.
Doug is married to Lorie, who is also his business partner. They have 3 children, Luke, Joel and Rachel and make their home in the Minesing area. Along with the responsibilities of operating the funeral home, Doug values his time with his family and feels the need to be involved with community organizations.
Doug attended elementary school at Minesing Central, and secondary school at Barrie North Collegiate. Doug received his Ontario Funeral Director’s License in 1985 after attending Humber College’s Funeral Service Education program and completing an apprenticeship at Trull Funeral Home in Toronto.
After working in Toronto and Barrie funeral homes, Doug returned to his father’s transport business, Harold Adams & Son Transport Ltd. While working with his father, Doug was responsible for negotiating rates with customers, human resources, licensing and reporting to regulatory agencies.
With his experience in managing a business operation, Doug knows the importance of customer service. Doug has seen a large deficiency in this aspect, and has committed his attention to the needs of the families. Doug has the personality, qualifications, experience and knowledge to help families with their pre-need or at-need arrangements with the utmost compassion and care.
Matt Drury, Licensed Funeral Director
Matt was raised in the Alliston area and attended elementary school and secondary school there. Matt is married to Cindy and they have two wonderful children, Hannah and Josh. Matt enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team and is an avid fan of the Barrie Baycats. Matt attended Humber College’s Funeral Service Education program and obtained his Ontario Funeral Director’s License in 2000. After working at funeral homes in Simcoe County Matt joined Adams Funeral Home in 2008.
Sarah Tipping, Licensed Funeral Director
Sarah was born and raised in the Woodstock area. She attended Woodstock Collegiate Institute and went on to take Pre-Health Science at Georgian College in Barrie, graduating with honours. A few years later after travelling, she enrolled in the Funeral Services Program at Humber College and graduated with honours. Sarah did her apprenticeship in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In March of 2013, she received the opportunity to transfer her apprenticeship to Adams Funeral Home and is proud to be a part of the Adams team.