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Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC

OBITUARY

John Cameron

November 10, 1928January 2, 2020

John was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He joined the Royal Navy when he was 16 years old for 12 years. He was a Telegraphist on Mine Sweepers and his navy career took him to many locations including Malta, Gibraltar, Cambodia and Hong Kong amongst others. John married Margaret in 1949 and they had three children: Michael, Ruth and Louise. He continued to serve with the Naval Air crew then he operated a Used Car Dealership in St. Austell, England. The family emigrated to Comox,Canada in the late 1960's where he worked at the English Car Centre for two years, then worked as a Realtor for over 25 years until he retired at 75. He was an avid fisherman, a great story teller and never afraid to give his opinion and stand by it! Predeceased by Michael, his son. Survived by Margaret, his wife, daughters Ruth and Louise (Scott), and grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Comox Valley Hospital on the 3rd floor and Emergency ward, as well as Dr. Slemko and Dr. Gregory. There is no service as per John's request. No flowers please, but if you wish please donate to a cause of you choice.

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Thomas Elliott

January 20, 2020

It was a Awesome Delight to know John, a Wonderful,
Gentleman, riveting Funny,
and a Hero!
Thank You Friend!
Godspeed

Holly Gummerson

January 17, 2020

I feel blessed to have had so many great memories with Grandad. He taught me Mexican train, which often got a little to competitive and even introduced me to his favourite video game, which I would spend hours learning with him. Just being around him when we visited and hearing the stories of the amazing life made the trip so much more special. You will be missed

Cheryl Martin

January 15, 2020

So many good memories of "Mr. Cameron", John. From taking us on the boat to Tree Island, toasting me at my wedding, the many family events that I was invited to, hanging out at your house, listening to your tales, always brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.

Dear Margaret, Ruth, Louise and family, Time lessens the sorrow, cherish the memories, and find comfort in friends. Know that I'm here for you.

Sending love and hugs, Cheryl Edey Martin

Sydney Gummerson

January 12, 2020

Grandad was an amazing person and I loved him so very much. He was stubborn and never afraid to give his opinion...but he was confident and I will say I always admired that! I will miss his wit, his laugh and the stories he told of his life as just a few things. I know he loved my sister and I very much, and I will forever hold that love in my heart. Thank you for everything Grandad, rest in peace.

Love Sydney

Chelsea Bell

January 12, 2020

We will miss all the laughs and priceless advice ♥️

Ruth Bell

January 12, 2020

When I look back on a lifetime of memories with Dad, I just have trouble believing he is really gone. He was such a life force, not the kind of person you could forget once you met him. Dad was intelligent, articulate and never shy to share his opinions...sometimes to his detriment!, I attribute my love of music to Dad. He enjoyed many kinds of music and I believe passed that on to me. His favourite singer was Brook Benton but he also loved Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Dusty Springfield, The Beatles, The Hollies and the early Stones to name just a few. If we were ever at a dance and Long, Cool Woman in a Black Dress came on, he was on the floor. Of course, as a true Scotsman, nothing beat the stirring sounds of a Scottish Pipe Band .
Dad was definitely THE person to go to if you needed help with making a decision or needed guidance. He had a way of breaking it all down, taking out the emotion and helping you see and make a decision with logic instead of impulse. Nothing shocked him, he just gave pretty good advice and he was happy to help.
We didn’t always agree but I always knew he loved me and was proud of me, as he was with all the family. He was always the storyteller, the joke teller. There was never a dull moment when Dad was around. He was irreverent and we loved him for it. He liked to make everyone laugh even to the end. Thanks for always being there for me Dad.
I will miss you.
Love Ruth

Louise Gummerson

January 11, 2020

I was lucky to have had a great childhood and adulthood with my Mum and Dad.

One of my fondest memories is running home from school just as my Mum had packed a dinner and Dad had hitched the boat to the car and put the rods and tackle in it. We raced down to the marina where Dad and I had a “system” whereby he reversed down the boat ramp rather quickly, then as the trailer hit the water, he quickly stopped the car and raced back up the ramp leaving me holding the bowline and hoping that I wouldn’t fall in the water, or worse, let the boat drift out in the marina. Dad had his favorite fishing spots and was a good fisherman. His thick Scottish accent and call name of Haggis made him very distinctive and he had many followers. He ended up making code names for certain fishing spots so that his friends only knew where he was. I would do my homework on the bow which was tricky because as soon as there was a rise on the water or birds circling somewhere in the distance we were reeling in our rods and moving to the next spot. I particularly liked it when Dad let me steer the boat. We also spend most of our Sundays boating to Tree Island with friends and family which was always fun.

I will miss his quick wit and great laugh. RIP Dad.

Love Louise

Harry Holland

January 10, 2020

A great long life, well lived and enjoyed with a smile on his face and a glint in his eye! John will be remembered as a Realtor, who was fair, thorough and conscientious in his business practice with clients and fellow Realtors alike. Haggis was the most ardent and persistent of fishermen; if the fish were there, he would catch them! The waters off Hornby, Denman and Renfrew were his favourite. Tight lines and fare thee well, my friend,. Harry (the hammer).

Catherine Hawker

January 10, 2020


Margaret,Ruth,Louise and family

I am thinking about you John.
your loving sister. R.I.P

Paula Gummerson

January 9, 2020

Margaret, Ruth, Louise and Family

I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about John. Thinking of you all

Paula

FROM THE FAMILY