Phyllis Granton Cameron

March 26, 1931June 3, 2019

Phyllis Granton Cameron, late of Arcola, Saskatchewan, passed away at Arcola on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

Phyllis is remembered by her children, Tim (Charlene) Cameron, Kerri Cameron (George Paxman), Kathy (David) George. Grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Natasha, Erin, Garret. Great-grandchildren, Colbie, Tylee, Noa, Negan, Madison, Mekayla, Isabella, Emmett; brothers, Lloyd & Ken Jones; brother-in-law, Glen Cameron. Predeceased by her husband, Ray; brothers, Mervin & Eldon Jones; sisters, Audrey Williamson, Gwen Jones.

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 from St. Andrew’s United Church, Arcola, Saskatchewan with Reverend Koshy David officiating. A lunch will be held following the Memorial Service in Prarie Place, Arcola.

If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Arcola Hospital Palliative Care. Please make cheques payable to Town of Arcola - Palliative Care.

Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home (Carlyle)


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2019


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Marla Schlenker

June 9, 2019

We moved into Arcola in 1995, and soon afterward Phyllis and Ray lived across the street. They were so warm and welcoming.
Phyllis cared so much about her friends and neighbors. It didn’t matter what I told her about the kids as they grew up but she would remember weeks later and ask about them. Never forgetting a thing. The pics are in Phyllis and Ray’s living room when our kids were small. Zoey included.
She will be missed tremendously.

Beth & Glen Corrigan

June 6, 2019

What a wonderful lady, she definitely deserves to rest in peace. She was an active doer in the community & always with a smile on her face. She always had time - whether a greeting, a job to be done, a meal at camp, a sweet treat, or anything you wanted or needed she always answered the call. The whole area will miss Phyliss. The world need more people like her. Rest gently kind lady!

Bev Cook

June 5, 2019

How sad ! Phyllis taught our 4-H club. The morning dad died, I was still sitting in my nightgown at the kitchen table when I heard a knock on the back door. What a surprise to see Phyllis carrying a freshly baked pan of delicious cinnamon buns.

Diane Nehrebecky

June 5, 2019

I met Phyllis a few years ago, yes at a bun making class,. She always remembered my name and would stop and chat. She was a wonderful lady. My condolences.

Val Guillemin (Paton)

June 5, 2019

Phyllis is part of the fabric of so many of my teenage memories and I treasure the many hours I spent in her home. She welcomed all of us , putting up with our shenanigans and always feeding us. She wrapped me with love (and handmade blankets!) when I needed it the most. I will forever be grateful to her for that.

I also remember the summer she spent sewing costumes with my Mom (Pat) for the movie that made Arcola famous. She was not only kind and loving but so very talented as well.

She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, cinnamon buns and love. Rest gently Phyllis.

Tammy Wyatt

June 5, 2019

So many memories, she will be missed.

Kelly Running

June 5, 2019

I had the pleasure to interview Phyllis for The Observer in my first couple of years there. She greeted me at the door of her house and stated how she couldn’t believe the community had nominated her for an award and that the newspaper wanted to talk to her. She had cinnamon buns in the oven... it wasn’t so much an interview as having the opportunity to have tea and a cinnamon bun with one of the kindest, sweetest people I had ever met. Her love of the community and being the “cinnamon bun lady” brought her so much happiness. She spoke of all the students she had taught to make cinnamon buns over the years so fondly. Each time she saw me since our visit she gave me a big smile and always asked how I was. Phyllis will be greatly missed.

Debra Tomporowski (Tessier)

June 4, 2019

Thanks for teaching me sewing in 4-H Homecraft. Truly a great lady and thanks for helping out my parents. Condolences to Tim, Kerri and Kathy.

Sandra Wright

June 4, 2019

Kathy, Tim, Kerri and families:
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your mom. I will remember Phyllis as a wonderful, kind soul who leaves an incredible legacy for Arcola. She selflessly volunteered her time and shared her talents in the community whether it be making or teaching people how to make her famous cinnamon buns, sewing figure skating dresses for busy moms, substitute teaching, cooking at Camp Wabamasqua, or serving on committees. She always had a positive, willing attitude. She will be missed. Cherish the memories you will have. I regret I will be away and unable to attend the funeral but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.