Eva Sarah Adams (nee Winsor)

August 9, 1924 to November 4, 2020


To view the online service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel for the late Eva Adams on Wednesday, November 18th at 2:00 p.m. please click on the link below:


Passed away peacefully at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home on November 4, 2020.  Predeceased by her husband the Honourable William G. Adams (former Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and mayor of the City of St. John’s), parents George and Jenny Winsor, siblings James and Arthur, niece Catherine Jane Power, brothers and sisters-in-law Earl Byrnes, Charles Adams (Veronica), Fred Adams (Ella), Joan Arklie (Jim), Eric Adams (Marjorie).  Left with fond and loving memories her siblings Olga Byrnes, John Winsor (Sarah); sister-in-law Fu Yang Winsor; nieces and nephews on the Winsor side: Dianne Creighton (Terry), Michael Byrnes, Robin Byrnes, Peter Byrnes (Alison Bird), Paul (Alanna), Beverley Winsor (Ray Laite), Robert Woolfrey (Lynn), Sandra Taylor, Charles Taylor (Donna); nieces and nephews on the Adams side: Charles (Isabel),

 John (Linda), Joan Best (Dave), Jim (Susan), Mary Chancey (Jerdon Collins), Harry (Judy), Veronica Walker (Steve), and Andrew (Elizabeth).  Eva will also be remembered by numerous great grand-nieces and nephews and great great grand-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home for their loving and attentive care over the past 12 years.   

Following Eva’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  The funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, November 18th at 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.  The funeral service will be live-streamed for those unable to attend, with the link available at www.carnells.com.  Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to the SPCA or the charity of one’s choice.  To send a message of condolence or to share memories, please visit www.carnells.com.


Personal Stories

Photo Gallery


Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Dear Jim and Sue , John and Sarah
We were saddened to hear about Eve’s passing .We have fond memories of chats we had with her when she visited John , who was then our next door neighbour . We are sorry that COVID limits our ability to meet and share memories . . Our thoughts are with you Susan and Derek Green

Dear Jim, Susan, and all Eva’s Family,
I met Eva at Kenny’s Pond when I visited Mom and Pop. Eva was always so chatty and friendly and I will miss her if I can ever get back to visiting my friends at Kenny’s Pond. Philip and I send our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers on the death of your loved one.
Sincerely, Philip and Stephanie Gavell

I was saddened to hear of Eva’s passing and will certainly miss our visits at Kenny’s Pond. She was a lovely lady with a wicked sense of humour. Eva was my father’s (Carl Winsor) first cousin and I fondly remember happy family gatherings with Bill and Eve (as Dad used to call her). My condolences to the family.

Oh, Aunt Eve. You were a vanguard, a spitfire, a great one for a chat and for a mischievous giggle. We were kindred spirits, you and I. Many, many beautiful memories to hold and I’m so happy you are reunited with Uncle Bill. I love you.

Jim and Susan and Family
Jim very sorry to hear of your aunt’s passing our prayers are with you.

Deepest condolences to Eve’s Family,she was a Fine lady

I worked at Kenny’s Pond for a few short months & there wasn’t any other resident that left a mark on me like Eva did. She was such a kind, caring, joyful soul; always up for a chat, asking about my husband & kids every day. Eva has left the world a better place with a little more sparkle than it had before her. My condolences to her family and friends.

Sending heartfelt condolences to the Winsor and Adams families on the passing of Mrs. Adams. “Evie” was a dear friend of our mothers (Joan Carnell) especially during the time they spent together at City Hall with their husbands. Mrs. Adams took a keen interest in our childhood events in particular our tennis. She had a great sense of humour ! She leaves us with many fond memories…

My condolences on the passing of Mrs. Adams. I knew her for the six years my mother lives at Kenny’s Pond. They were tablemates in the dining room and lived across the hall from each other. I always enjoyed our conversations, she was quite a lady.

Liz and I are saddened to hear of Eva’s passing. Eva was my aunt and godmother and I believe she was the last of her generation of our family.
She will be well remembered as an elegant woman with a sharp mind, full of life and wit.

Eve you have left a lifetime of fond memories for me, I remember the fun times you had playing bridge years ago at our house, there was always lots of laughter coming from the living room, mom got great joy from those days, and I thank you for that. I will forever remember your wonderful sense of humour and sharp wit. I always enjoyed my visits with you and am sad that I have been unable to visit you since the pandemic. I am thankful that your difficult journey has come to an end and you have been reunited with uncle Bill. Rest In Peace.

Oh Eve, you will definitely be missed. I especially missed our telephone visits over the past while . Always happy conversations and many laughs. It’s time to rest in peace.

Michael and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Eve and extend out condolences to all her family.We all have such happy memories of conversations on every subject under the sun at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club..She was a passionate advocate of raising funds for planting shrubs and erecting playground equipment at the Club and fully supported the rights of women to contribute to decision-making, in the public as well as the private spheres.Her grace, her elegance and her gentle, but firm, advocacy of civilized action was an inspiration.We shall not forget influence.

Our deepest condolences to her family,
Annette and Michael Staveley.and Victoria,Alice and James.

Judy and I wish to express our condolences to the Winsor and Adams families on the passing of Eva. She was my last surviving Aunt and I will miss her connection to the past. She was ever the sharp dresser.We fondly remember her intelligence and wit.
Harry Adams

I fondly remember Eve and Bill’s visits to Vancouver and Eve’s hospitality when I brought Mom (Ethelwynne) back to St. John’s for Gerald’s funeral in 2009. Eve and Ethelwynne were close since childhood.. Eve was an intelligent, gracious lady and kept in touch by phone until Mom and then she no longer could.

My husband, Peter’s, Aunt Evie was an exceptional woman of gracious generosity, quick wit, and love for life. She and Bill visited BC every Christmas and those times were truly special. I will hold dear memories of stories and laughs shared over long dinners, walks, and excursions on the water. She is already missed deeply. I send warm thoughts and condolences to all of the Winsor/Adams family.

Deepest condolences to the Winsor and Adams families from Veronica and Steve Walker. She was a very fine lady.

I met Mrs. Adams often while my mom was at Kenny’s Pond. She was a lovely lady.
Please accept my condolences.

I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Eves passing. I loved our visits at Kenny’s pond ,and always enjoyed hearing her stories and spending time with her. She’ll live on in our hearts and warm memories.

My heart was so saddened to hear of Eves passing , I will miss her dearly – we met 12 years ago when she decided to make Kennys Pond her home , We connected from the start and we made a beautiful friendship one that will always hold very dear to my heart . My son shares the same birthday as Eve so for that I will always remember her . God bless you Mrs Adams you are now reunited with your loved ones .