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Obituary - Elaine Adams

Elaine Adams

1949 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Adams(2018)

“We are born from a quiet sleep and we die to a calm awaking.”

- Zhuangzi

Elaine Earla Adams of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, passed away in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the age of 69 years. Elaine leaves to cherish her memory: mother, Erma; siblings, Valerie (Jim), Clayton (Diane) and Nancy (Wayne) as well as one niece and several nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Konstantyn in 2006. Elaine was born in Summerside, PEI., on October 26, 1949 to Erma (nee Bryanton) and the late Delmar Adams. She was raised near the ocean on PEI and lived a life filled with many happy memories... from being crowned Miss Kensington in 1967, playing piano and percussion in a brass band, being voted most classy dresser in school and onto completing an Advanced Travel program in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1973, she married Konstantyn Wenc, a handsome charismatic man with intelligence, wit and a spirit of adventure to match Elaine’s. She had a successful 35 year career in the travel industry, owned several agencies, travelled extensively and was a remarkable lady to meet. In every conceivable way, Elaine was a fully alive person, extremely organized with a keen attention to detail, physically beautiful, creative with a flare, a lover of art, theatre, music and respectful to all she encountered. Fearlessly different, Elaine’s resolute nature allowed her to speak her mind, clear her feelings and let the truth be known. She was a spiritual woman who experienced love through family, friends and the generosity she poured out to others. Her memory will live on in the lives of all those who had the privilege of meeting her. It’s fair to say that Elaine was a beautiful soul whose beauty, grace, style, strength and dignity shall not be forgotten... forever missed, but never lost to us. She was God’s gift to us and now her kind soul will get the abiding peace she so richly deserves. Special thanks to Dr. J. Foley. Dr. M. Wong and the Carmel Hospice for their exemplary care and support. In honouring Elaine’s wishes, her life will be silently remembered without the proceedings of a formal funeral. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Elaine may be made to St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1.


  1. Eric and Sylvia Adams:
    Nov 06, 2018 at 09:09 PM

    We were sorry to hear your daughter Elaine passed away. Jessie Adams informed us about it.

  2. Carolyn and Jim Lanigan:
    Nov 07, 2018 at 06:22 AM

    Sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. Let Erma know that we are thinking of her. Condolences to Valerie, Clayton and Nancy. From Carolyn and Jim.

  3. Gloria vair:
    Nov 07, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Thinking of you, Val. So sorry for your loss.
    Elaine was very courteous & helpful to me in her travel business.

  4. Bob & Gail Graham:
    Nov 08, 2018 at 09:21 AM

    Val, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Elaine as someone who was always happy to see you and made your day brighter for having spent time with her. Treasure your memories Val, our thoughts are with you.
    Bob & Gail

  5. carmen macnab:
    Nov 09, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    My condolences to Erma, Nancy, Clayton and Val for the loss of your sister Elaine. May she rest easy now... she is in God's hands, please take comfort in that, much love.

  6. George & Deb:
    Nov 10, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    We just read of Elaine's passing in the Sylva Lake paper. Deb and I always enjoyed her company when we visited during her garage sales. Sorry for your loss.

    George Killam and Deb Klingbeil

  7. Dawn Knowles:
    Nov 12, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    Dear Val and family,I just wish to let you know that I am thinking of you as you grapple with the loss of your beautiful sister. Elaine was a neighbor, both in residence and business for a number of years.Like her father before her, she was a lovely person and will be greatly missed, Dawn Knowles

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