DIAMOND, Peter Diamond - Beloved, cherished and deeply admired by his family and friends, passed away July 13, 2022.
Adam loved his family beyond measure; his siblings, Luke, Andrea, Molly and David continue to feel the force of that love, and will forever value his gentle spirit, fierce advocacy, infectious smile, and compassionate soul.
His sibling bond was his everything!
Adam was preceded in death by his loving mom, Kelly, whom he admired deeply, as well as his wonderful baby sister, Xavria.
He will be deeply missed and his memory will be cherished by his nieces and nephews, Sophia, Grayson, Poppy and Wyatt; great-aunt, Nancy ("The Nance"); and great-uncle, John; and cousin, Samantha, as well as his large extended family.
To Adam "family" meant unconditional love and acceptance, and he was lucky to find that with his dear friends, Virginia Rowden and Liane Westlake. He loved his family unconditionally and was tremendously loyal to them.
Adam had a passion for advocacy work. He was a strong voice for many youth in care, as well as a demonstrated leader for child welfare practitioners in Ontario.
His legacy continues through YouthCAN, a provincial youth-led advocacy group for change within the foster care system, and post care for children and youth.
He could be seen supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community, animal care and rights organizations, and promoting and encouraging positive mental health for men. He loved his work as an advocate and that of a professional animal carer.
He was most content in Toronto at his home with his two cats, but also enjoyed travelling to rural parts of Canada, as well as several adventures outside of Canada. Adam will be fondly remembered by his entire family, as well as his in-care friends and many colleagues from YouthCAN, OACAS, DCAFS, and many others whom he impacted greatly across Ontario and afar. private Celebration of Life will be held by the Diamond family.
The family ask that you embrace your wonderful memories of Adam and continue to spread kindness and promote acceptance. He would want your voices to remain strong and kind.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent, in Adam's memory, to the Toronto Humane Society.