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Hugh David Adams was born on March 4, 1889 in Beckenham, Kent, England to Charles and Emily Frances (Laurie) Adams. Educated in England, Adams left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice, clerk and farmer.
In 1911, Adams emigrated to Canada and settled in the Chaplin, Saskatchewan district. In 1914, he returned to England to enlist for service in the First World War but was declined for health reasons. On May 11, 1916 Adams enlisted in the Canadian Forces, City of Regina 195th Battalion. He travelled overseas with the 195th Battalion to France and served as a stretcher bearer. In 1918 Adams was transferred to the Army Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium after Armistice. He was demobilized on August 27, 1919 in Quebec.
After the War, Adams resumed farming in the Chaplin district. He later worked in Shamrock, Saskatchewan as a postmaster, village secretary-treasurer and implement agent. He also provided first aid services to the community. In November, 1945 Adams moved to Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1971 and resided there until his death on January 13, 1992.
Adams' interests included music, drawing, photography, gardening and letter writing.
Adams married Eva Mary Peck in 1919. After Eva Adams' death in 1969, Adams married Violet Goodfellow. Adams did not have any children.
Rose Anisman was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario on June 30, 1919. Following her marriage to Rabbi Rudolph J. Adler in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including stints in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida beginning in 1960.
Rose Adler died on December 16, 2010 in Florida.
Married Rabbi Adler on February 24, 1946 and together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).
Born March 26, 1920 in Kassel, Germany, Rudoph Adler managed to escape to England before the German borders closed to Jews after the Nazis took power, and thereafter found his way to Canada. After marrying Rose Anisman (of Toronto) in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including spending time in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida in 1960 where he would lead Congregation Ohev Shalom until 1990. Rabbi Adler continued performing services (such as officiating at funerals) for several more years after "retirement" as Rabbi Emeritus. Adler also founded the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis, wrote a weekly column in the Heritage Florida Jewish Newspaper for many years, and served as a chaplain at the Orlando Naval Training Center and a Winter Park nursing home. In addition, Adler frequently visited and provided council to Jewish inmates at jails in central Florida.
Adler remained in Florida until his death on September 19, 2016 at the age of 96.
Rudolph Adler and his wife Rose met at a Young Judaea meeting in Toronto, and married on February 24, 1946; together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).