Adele Carla (Citrigno) Williams

Died: Sun., Mar. 5, 2017


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Fri., Mar. 10, 2017
Location: Christ Anglican Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Mar. 10, 2017
Location: Christ Anglican Church

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Williams, Adele Carla  (nee Citrigno) -passed away peacefully surrounded by love at the NBRHC on Sunday March 5th at the age of 69 years. She was predeceased by her husband Montague David “Doc” Williams. She was the proud and loving mother of Matthew Williams. She will be sadly missed by her grandson Logan Williams, her brother and sister-in-law Fern and Angela Citrigno. Also survived by her in-laws Dr. Robin Williams and Dr. Kevin Foster, Eleanor and Duncan MacDonell, Martha and Don Cruikshank as well as many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her parents Bruno and Rosina Citrigno.

Adele worked in the Insurance Industry for many years.  Her true passion was advocating and fundraising for a Hospice for North Bay.  She worked tirelessly to make the Nipissing Serenity Hospice a reality and through her dedication, made the community believe in her vision. Adele was also a long standing member of the Davedi Club serving as president of the Women’s Auxiliary.  Through her community involvement, Adele developed close friendships and was surrounded by amazing people some of whom became part of her family. She was blessed to have her “Group of Seven” giving her love and strength right through to her last days.  Adele always made sure everyone felt loved and cared for.  She will be forever remembered for her faith, kindness and compassion. 

As per her wishes cremation has taken place; visitation will be held on Friday March 10th at Christ Anglican Church, 312 Greenwood Ave., from 12:30 until 1:30 pm. A memorial service will follow at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers and food, donations in memory of Adele to the Christ Anglican Church Memorial Fund or the Nipissing Serenity Hospice would be appreciated by her family.

Many thanks to Dr. Cathers, Dr.Jinnah, Dr.Cano, Dr. King, and the A-3 and ICU Nursing Staff for their compassion and excellent care.



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Bentley Uyeda
   Posted Mon March 06, 2017
So Sorry for your loss Matt, our thoughts are with you.

Bentley and Shelly

Barbara Anello
   Posted Mon March 06, 2017
Adele was a thoughtful, loving and generous person who lived life passionately. Her friendship was limitless and she cared deeply for others. Adele's warmth will be very much missed.

Connie Snow
   Posted Mon March 06, 2017
So sorry for your loss Matthew. Heaven was blessed with an amazing Angel yesterday. May God give you and Logan comfort in the days ahead. I dearly loverd14 Carla and I will always remember the memories we shared. God Bless. Connie

William Smith
   Posted Mon March 06, 2017
I have Known Carla for about 15 yrs. we both were on a internet chat program I will miss her a lot William Smith , Sale Creek TN. USA

Barbara Anello
   Posted Mon March 06, 2017
Adele was a thoughtful, loving and generous person who lived life passionately. Her friendship was limitless and she cared deeply for others. Adele's warmth will be very much missed.

Settimio and Nella Verardi
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Matt, and with all the family. God bless.

Sylvia Antinozzi
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
My condoléances Matt and Logan. I feel so numb by the news of our dear Adele's departure. Wish I was back in time to honor and celebrate her life, but I will be there in spirit. Goodbye dear friend.

Carolyn Ford
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
Matt, I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Adele was a very special person. Doc and my dad worked together in the control tower in North Bay, and I have known your parents since the early 1970s. Adele spent many hours at our house having tea with my mom. I remember how excited she was when you were coming into their lives. She loved you so very much. I feel fortunate to have known your mom and so glad I had the opportunity to speak with her a couple weeks ago. Adele and Doc are reunited again in eternity, and heaven has received a beautiful soul who we here on earth will miss so much.

Melanie Collins
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Adele's passing. Adele and her wonderful group of friends brought much happiness to my mom's life from the time she moved to North Bay until her passing. Sincere condolences to her family. Melanie, Dan, Carly and Sydney Collins

Robert and Tamara Ricci
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
May fond memories of your sister bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family through this time of grief, know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. God rest Adele's soul in peace! Please accept our condolences.

Irene Lanouette
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
I met Adele through stamping & crafting and immediately connected with her. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and my condolences go out to her family.

Donna Mitchell
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Matt, Logan and family.I worked with your Mom for many years she was a loving and caring person.Adele will be missed by many, a very sad loss to the community.

Shirley Sayeau
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
To Adele's family:
I was very sorry to hear of Adele's passing. I met her thru a good friend of mine, Sheila Davis while visiting in North Bay.......she very graciously entertained us at her home with a lovely dinner in her very lovely home...She will be missed by many for her kindness and lovely smile. Prayers and thoughts to all of you....,remember to hug each other often and each hug will remind you of Adele.

Sincerely.. Shirley Sayeau- Cardinal Ontario

Wayne Rash
   Posted Tue March 07, 2017
Dear Matt, I got to know your mother well in the fifteen years since we met, and you were the light of her life. I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet you, but I know I would have enjoyed it. Your mom was a wonderful friend to me, and I will always cherish her memory. Please know that you can always reach out to me. I will miss your mom. There's already an empty place in my heart that must now be filled with her memory. Please know that my prayers are with you and Logan as you move forward in your lives.

Nancy Smith Merritt
   Posted Wed March 08, 2017
Dear Matthew, and family,
Six years ago your mom reached out to me when I was diagnosed with cancer and mailed me a message and a shawl that she made for me. She was an incredibly other-centered, gracious, kind and giving human. I am so very sorry for your great loss and send you my sincere sympathy.
Nancy Smith Merritt

Dawn Pinkerton
   Posted Thu March 09, 2017
Dr. Robin Williams and Dr. Kevin Foster and Mathew and Logan .I was so sorry to hear of Adelle passing away. She was such a great person. We have known one another since she worked as manager of Penningtons in the early eighties. I moved to Niagara Falls in 1984 and she referred me to Dr. Foster. My heart goes out to all your family. Dawn Pinkerton Newmarket, Ontario

Patti Euler
   Posted Thu March 09, 2017
I'm still reeling from the shock. I am so sorry for your loss Matt and Logan.
Adele was compassionate, astute and provided intelligent insights and suggestions at Board meetings for the Nipissing Serenity Hospice. She gave so much. We will all miss her. I will miss my friend. Love Patti Euler

Tracy Farquhar
   Posted Fri March 10, 2017
Adele was one of my first girlfriends when I moved to North Bay almost 28 years ago. I was fortunate enough to be on of The Kennedy Girls and Adele has been the glue which has kept us together through all of these years, with her pot luck dinners and girl's nights! She was a very special lady, very caring and kind. She will be missed by all of us!

Amy Wallace
   Posted Fri March 10, 2017
My family and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Adele. It was an honour to know such a wonderful, caring person. Thank you Adele for your endless devotion and support for the Hospice in North Bay, and supporting me as a performer. You will be missed.

Love Amy.
Also, Jack, Julie, and Christopher Wallace

Susan Knight
   Posted Fri March 10, 2017
Matt & Logan, we were shocked and saddened to learn of your Mom and Grandma's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Our condolences to all of the family.
Harvey & Susan Knight

Brad Toole
   Posted Fri March 10, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom Matt. Adel was a very happy, cheerful and pleasant friend of ours from many years ago in North Bay. We had some great times together in the 70's. Ours thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time. : Brad and Leslie Toole

John Tanner
   Posted Mon March 13, 2017
I only met adele (carla) once and had a wonderful lunch with her, we chatted and laughed many times over chat and text messaging,

i am so sorry for your loss Matt, she talked about you often,

Maureen Harper
   Posted Mon March 13, 2017
Sincere condolences in the loss of your sister Adele.
May she rest in Eterenal Peace in the presence of her Saviour.

Maureen Harper
Corpus Christi Funeral Choir member

Ferdinando AGRIPPINO
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
Sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia per la morte della cara cugina Adele. Ci mancherà molto.
Ferdinando AGRIPPINO e famiglia

Mar and Chris Kempffer
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
We have only learned of Adele's passing, and are saddened to the core. This was one wonderful, caring, fun and generous woman! She and Doc opened their arms and their home to us as newlyweds, when we were looking for an apartment. We had some big fun and now we know that she and her beloved Doc (Dave) are together again. ❤

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