Adrian James Graham

November 9, 1952 to January 1, 2019

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Passed away suddenly at home on January 1st, 2019 at the age of 66. Predeceased by his parents Catherine and Ferdinand Graham. Leaving to mourn his wife Carolyn, children: Andrew (Laura), Andrea (Ken), and Anthony (Krista), as well as 3 grandchildren Benjamin, Elizabeth and Aneshiah. Adrian was a former announcer at VOCM.  He started his career at VOCM’s station in Marystown, CHCM, in the early 1970s. For many years he was the host of the CHCM Morning Show. In the early 1980s he took a position as announcer at VOCM in St. John’s from where he retired in the early 2000s after a 30 plus year career.  Cremation has taken place.  Funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, January 9th at 2:00pm.  Donations in Adrian’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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2:00pm, Wednesday January 9th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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I am sorry to hear the news of Adrian’s passing. As did many people who have left messages, I also worked with him on-air and in production at VOCM. Like his voice, his wit and humor were unmatched. My condolences to you all.

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Adrian., My 1st Cousin..When I was young I stayed at his home with Aunt K (sister to my mother Terry,) and Uncle Ferd for a couple of weeks. He was very kind.
Many Condolences

So sorry for the sudden loss of Adrian.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

Aunt Marge, and cousins Sharon, Richard and Denise

Andrew, Laura & Family,
Very sorry to hear of your Dads’s sudden passing. We send our sincerest condolences to you all.
Peter, Maureen & Maddi

To Andrea and AJ…so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. As my neighbour he was always engaging and ready to start a conversation albeit through a fence! Our conversations about Beaumont Hamel and the loss of life there motivated me to travel there years ago..a visit that I’ll never forget. These posts about your dad are heartwarming, filled with kind words and memories. Take comfort in them knowing that he’ll be missed.

So sorry to hear about Adrian. He was a great classmate and friend. It has been awhile but it was always fun to see Adrian on my visits to St. John’s. Deepest sympathies to his family.

Sorry to hear of Adrian’s passing. I remember him so well from School “way back”. A good person!

We are saddened to hear that Adrian passed away.
We have fond memories of his visits to our home in Halifax as well as to our cottage.
Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

Aunt Terry , Uncle Christian and cousins André, Colette and Noël.

So sorry for your sudden loss. Losing someone so unexpectedly has an impact. Hopefully you can provide each other comfort and share the good memories

Our deepest sympathies to the Graham family..

Adrian was a wonderful man, with a kind heart. I have many wonderful memories of him. My Dad, Len, and Adrian would often arriving at our home for lunch. On the days they arrived earlier then me when I saw Adrian’s shoes in the front porch I knew my Mom would be servicing stew. Adrian was a great friend to my Dad, keeping in touch with us for many years after my Dad passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time.

To Graham Family .
Sorry to hear of Adrian ‘s passing . We send our
deepest condolence s . Our thoughts and prayers
are with you all .

by Dave Curran
and family

To Graham Family.

Saddened to hear news of Adrian’s passing. I worked with Adrian for many years with VOCM. My deepest condolences to the family. Terry Hart

Anthony and Family, We extend our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your Dad. We know he will be greatly missed, so treasure all the loving memories you have in your heart. Praying that God’s peace will surround you all and bring the comfort, strength and courage needed at this very difficult time.

I am so saddened by the news of Adrian’s passing. His humour and mannerisms will live on in the memory of all who knew him. Claudette

To The Graham Family,
Worked with Adrian years ago. He had a way of putting things that led you to believe he was very serious but it left you in stitches- like his talk about “Masterpiece Theater”.
He played on the company softball team as well and they we were great times and great laughs.
Rest in peace Adrian, you were one of a kind.

Bob Kirby

Carrie, my condolences to you and your children during this sad time. RIP…..Adrian.

To the Graham Family, I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of Adrian. We grew up together and went to St. Bon’s and Gonzaga. I have very fond memories of Adrian and his parents. RIP!
Mike Kavanagh

I worked with Adrian at VOCM for a brief period in the 1990s, and he was certainly a great character. I was saddened to learn of his passing, especially with his connections to my hometown of Marystown, where he began his broadcasting career with CHCM. Thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Adrian had a voice like no other. Aside from our time in radio, we shared a mutual interest in Beaumont Hamel, and journeyed there on media trips, ten years apart. I remember speaking with him from France on a July 1st, and he was in tears as he covered the anniversary ceremony. Since radio, it was at the War Memorial ceremonies we would casually meet, still carrying the respect and sadness marked by that July 1st day. A special man, certainly a unique character, who still owes me a ride on his chummy-jigger! Peace, prayers and good thoughts for his family.

Adrian and I worked together at VOFM back in the day. We had some great fun. Margot and I are very sorry to hear of his passing. Our condolences to the family.

Deepest condolences to the Graham family on the loss of Adrian. I was a part of the VOFM morning show with him where he tried his best to stay as serious as a news announcer should but we mostly laughed a lot. He will be remembered fondly for his perfect, soothing radio voice but even more so for his easy-going nature, spontaneous laughter, and huge smile.

Andrew, Laura and family,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Sandra and Jim Dyke

Chris and I are so sorry to hear of Adrian’s passing. We both worked with him at VOCM and shared many laughs and stories. A time or two was also had on the water. RIP Adrian

To Adrian’s family,

Saddened to hear of the passing of my former co-worker in radio. Adrian and I worked side by side in the copy department. We shared many good laughs and I have some wonderful funny memories of him.

While I had lost touch with him over the years, Adrian will always be remembered with great fondness & love.

Thinking of you at this time and hoping Adrian has found peace.