It is with great sadness that the Komoka Kings share news of the passing of longtime Kings volunteer Don Adams.
Don was with the Komoka Kings since the team’s move to Komoka in 2017. A tremendous supporter of the community, Don was well-known by many around the Komoka area, helping the Kings build relationships with businesses and non-profit organizations alike. His hard work was recognized by the GOJHL in 2020, as he was the recipient of the Kelly Hearn Award for Outstanding Volunteer.
Passionate about volunteer work, Don also helped the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada in their fundraising efforts. He worked for a very long time with Kings Owner and President, Roop Chanderdat, dating back to when Roop owned the Lambeth Lancers Junior Hockey Club.
Roop often referred to Don as his “right hand man” and part of the heart and soul of the Kings organization: “Don was a strong and caring man that always wanted to help out. Our Kings family will miss him so much. He was a staple of our organization and we are all so fortunate to have had Don come into our lives. We have lost a very good man”
In memory of Don, the Komoka Kings will be giving out the annual ‘Don Adams Award’ for a volunteer who best exemplifies Don’s hard-working and passionate characteristics.
The Kings extend our deepest sympathies to Don’s wife Dorothy, and the entire Adams family.