OBITUARY

John Cameron

April 15, 1938October 2, 2018
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Cameron, John - April 15,1938-October 2, 2018 Age 80. Passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital to the sound of his family storytelling and enjoying each other's company. A thoroughbred Cameron, John displayed the physical and spiritual characteristics of his ancestors. He was a man of great faith who placed his family above all else. Johns exceptional character, integrity and loving nature made him an easy man to admire, which all of his grandchildren did. The time they spent together was mutually enjoyed as John loved children and they loved him. John was a proud, humble, kind man for which material things meant very little. What he did value was time spent with friends and family, games of crib, the Saturday night square dance and a beautiful meal with friends. An exceptionally hard worker all of his life, John provided for his family in the mines of Ontario before returning home to Mabou to found and build the trucking company that bears his name today. His business was run with the same level of integrity in which he conducted his life as he believed a man's word was his bond, and that a handshake was an unbreakable contract. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay; children, Brenda (Finlay), Kathi, Patsy (Bill), Marie (Louis), Gary (Missy) and stepchildren, Stephen, Nicole (Andrew) and Kevin. Also survived are his grandchildren, Crystal (George), Mitchell, Craig, Justin , Logan, Zack (Manny), Kody (Krista), Travis, Deidra, Colby, Reid, Carson, Hayley; step grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, Gemma, Katherine, Jake, Reid, Madi; sisters, Rita (John), Gennie (Bill), Margie (Don), Anne (George d.), Patsy (Greg); and brothers, Donald (Flo), Raymond (Claudette) and Owen (Marie) also survive him.

John was predeceased by his first wife, Mariette (Ladouceur); infant daughter, Mary; son, Grant, parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); infant grandson, Ty, sister, Mary (Fred Anderson d.); brothers, Alex (Helen), Lawrence (Louise d), Angus (Gail d), and Gerald; Brother's-In-Law, John Richardson (Rita), Fred Anderson (Mary), Bill Booth (Gennie), Jerome Keating (Marg), George Megahy (Anne); and Sisters-In-Laws, Helen (Alex), Flo (Donald), Louise (Lawrence), Gail (Angus), and Jean (Raymond); nephews, Ken Cameron, Scotty Megahy, Kenneth MacDonald and niece; Anne Keating. Johns final gift to his family and friends was the determination in which he fought his illness. It gave us all the opportunity to make more memories with him which we will cherish always. John was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Thank you John, for the standard you set, it was a privilege to have shared our lives with such a true gentleman. Our lives were all enriched by you. Visitation will be held in Inverness Funeral Home Thursday, October 4th from 2-9pm with Funeral Mass Friday October 5th, 11am in St. Margaret's of Scotland Church Broad Cove with Father Dan MacDonald officiating, burial to follow St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Mabou. Reception in St. Mary's Hall, Mabou. Donations can be made to:Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or St. Margaret's Parish Building Fund. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Kay Dugas, Wife
  • He is also survived by his children; Brenda (Finlay), Kathi, Patsy (Bill), Marie (Louis), Gary (Missy) and step-children; Stephen, Nicole (Andrew) and Kevin.
    Also survived are his grandchildren; Crystal (George), Mitchell, Craig, Justin , Logan, Zack (Manny), Kody (Krista), Travis, Deidra, Colby, Reid, Carson, Hayley; step-grandchildren; Grant, Garrett, Gemma, Katherine, Jake, Reid, Madi, sisters; Rita (John), Gennie (Bill), Margie (Don), Anne (George d.), Patsy (Greg) and brothers; Donald (Flo), Raymond (Claudette) and Owen (Marie) are also survived.

    John was pre-deceased by his first wife; Mariette (Ladouceur), infant daughter; Mary, son; Grant, parents; Sam and Euphemia (Grant), infant grandson; Ty, sister; Mary (Fred Anderson d.), brothers; Alex (Helen), Lawrence (Louise d), Angus (Gail d), and Gerald; Brother's In Law;, John Richardson (Rita), Fred Anderson (Mary), Bill Booth (Gennie), Jerome Keating (Marg), George Megahy (Anne) and Sisters-In-Laws;, Helen (Alex), Flo (Donald), Louise (Lawrence), Gail (Angus), and Jean (Raymond); nephews; Ken Cameron, Scotty Megahy, Kenneth MacDonald and niece; Anne Keating.
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society
  • St Margaret's of Scotland Building Fund

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

John Cameron

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Vickie Cameron

October 5, 2018

To Uncle John's family ,
I am very saddened at the passing of Uncle John. I've always thought of Uncle John as a man who's heart was gentle and kind.
I will continue to keep Uncle John, and all of you , in my thoughts and prayers.

Bernard Anderson

October 4, 2018

Condolences to Uncle John's family. Thoughts and prayers being said. I hope and pray Uncle John and my Mom, Mary, are gabbing it up in heaven.
Bernard Cameron Anderson

Cathy (Blackstone) Cameron

October 4, 2018

Dear Kathi and family,
We are thinking of you all during this very sad time. Your dad was so caring, devoted and respected. I have lots of great memories of time spent in Southwest Mabou. We hope all your wonderful memories of your dad will help you through the tough days ahead.
Love, Cathy (MacDonald) & Ray Cameron xo

Stacey MacNeil

October 4, 2018

So sorry to hear the very sad news. I have great memories at Marie's house and seeing John working around the home and down at the garage. He was always very kind but a no nonsense guy. :) It sounds like you all have wonderful memories to cherish and share with each other.

Thinking of Marie, Gary and all the family.
My deepest condolences.

Joan and George Fraser

October 4, 2018

Marie and Owen, and families-----Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers...Our retreat on the past weekend, seemed so appropriate to be able to deal with suffering, and healing....god is good...Blessings, Joan Fraser, and (George 2)

Jeannie Cameron

October 4, 2018

Jodie Grondin

October 3, 2018

Although never meeting I have heard many great stories about uncle john from my mother(shirley (ladouceur) Grondin) , Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this diffult time.

Cameron Family

October 3, 2018

From the Cameron Family

Trish Fee

October 3, 2018

Listening to some music at the Public House.

Angus Neil

October 3, 2018

So sorry for your loss . Another Great Man goes ahead .