Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services Ltd. is a full service funeral home conveniently located in the north end of Barrie, serving Barrie, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Innisfil, Essa and surrounding areas.
Adams Funeral Home 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.
Adams Funeral Home is a member of OFSA, and a proud supporter of various community programs such as minor hockey, baseball and support programs for recently bereaved individuals in the Barrie area.
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, entrepreneurs 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.
Sarah Gvora (nee 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. Sarah attended Humber College’s Funeral Service Education program in 2011 and obtained her Ontario Funeral Director’s License in 2013. Sarah completed her internship in Thunder Bay, Ontario where she met her husband Tyler Gvora. In March 2013, she received the opportunity to transfer her internship to Adams Funeral Home.