Adam Gontier

Adam Gontier at the 56th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The Beverly Wil

Gontier in 2008, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Adam Wade Gontier

Place of Birth: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 25, 1978

*father – English, French, German, Scottish, Welsh
*mother – Irish

Adam Gontier is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the former lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

Adam is the son of Patricia and Gordon Gontier. He is married to Jeanie Marie Larsen, and has two children. Adam is a first cousin of Cale Gontier, of the band Art of Dying.

Adam’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Claude Gontier.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Alexandre Gontier (the son of Alexandre RenĂ© Gontier and Eleanor Marr Doane). Adam’s great-grandfather Alexandre was born in France, the son of Louis Auguste Gontier and Vallentyne Guettel. Eleanor was the daughter of Oscar Mornington Doane and Helena Josephine Fell.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Hannah Stone (the daughter of Edward Samuel Stone and Florence Swindells). Edward and Florence were English immigrants.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was named Thomas Duffy.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was Audrey Fitzpatrick (the daughter of Ernest Fitzpatrick and Nora Brush). Audrey was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sources: Genealogy of Adam Gontier (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Adam’s maternal grandmother, Audrey (Fitzpatrick) Duffy –

3 Responses

  1. alexgxo says:

    I wondered if he was French-Canadian because of his name but I see that a paternal ancestry was from France and not part of the French-Canadian/Quebecois culture/ethnicity.

  2. finnall says:

    He looks like as North Atlantid phenotype, overmuch.

  3. bablah says:

    Cale Gontier of the band Art of Dying is his first cousin, though through his maternal aunt despite the same last name.

    His maternal grandmother’s obituary:

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