J Camille Peloquin Jr.

May 19, 1950June 8, 2017

Carolina Shores, NC

J Camille Peloquin Jr., 67, was peacefully taken into the arms of the Lord on Thursday June 8, 2017 while at home.

J. C. was born in Woonsocket, RI, a son of Phyllis Cook Silva and the late J Camille Peloquin Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Louise Valois Peloquin and his two daughters, Julie (Benjamin) Tipton and Diana (Adam) Smith; brothers, Ronald and Theodore Peloquin; sister, Linda Catauro and 6 grandchildren, Camille and Tanner Tipton, Abigail, Hannah, Sarah and Joshua Smith.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a faith filled man who lived his faith serving his family and others in so many ways. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9039 at St. Brendan the Navigator Parish in Shallotte, North Carolina. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the US Golf Association. In addition to his love of all things golf he loved devoting time to numerous charities and organizations including Operation LAMB, Special Olympics, The First Tee, and Ronald McDonald house. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 30 years.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Wednesday, June 14, 2017 with a vigil prayer service to be held at 7:30 at Lee Funeral Home, Little River, SC.

A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Military Honors will be provided by the Seymour Johnson AFB Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Clubhouse in The Village at Calabash: 1099 Clubview Lane, Carolina Shores, NC 28467 Committal Services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Donations in memory of J.C. can be made to Operation LAMB, Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039, P.O. Box 6146, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 28469.

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


  • Mass Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Vigil Prayer Service Wednesday, June 14, 2017

J Camille Peloquin Jr.

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Kathy Haskins

June 26, 2017

J.C. was such a nice man. My pleasure to work for him when he was in Northern VA. Fond memories of his love of granny smith apples. My condolences to Louise and his family.

Jack Lyle

June 23, 2017

I was so very sorry to learn of Cam's passing. I had the privilege of graduating from Lincoln High School (Class of '68) with Cam where he made an indelible mark on many. He was a proud son of Manville. It was always a treat to catch up with him at our class reunions because he was such a warm and charismatic character. I had no idea about his military career until reading some of the the posts on this site...candidly, he seemed more impressed by his career with the USPS.
To Louise and his family please accept my deepest sympathy. May he RIP.

Don Mqgnin

June 22, 2017

Sorry about JC's passing. He was a friend in the service many years ago. He is still remembered by many of his Air Force friends. My condolence to the wife and family.

Michael Olson

June 22, 2017

Michael Olson

June 22, 2017

So sorry for your loss. J.C. has been a lifelong friend, cemented by our military service together. J.C. was in my North Vietnamese language class at the Defense Language Institute (DLIWC) at Monterrey, California at the Army's Fort Ord extension known as the Presidio of Monterrey. We served in the same units for the United States Air Force's Security Services during training as Goodfellow AFB, TX, survival training at Fairchild AFB, WA, duty stations at Kadena AFB Okinawa, Cam Ranh Bay AFB South Vietnam and Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base along the Mekong River. We had very high security clearances (Top Secret Cryptologic/Cryptographic), sometimes known as 'higher than' Top Secret. I'll never forget J.C. being picked to be the 'mole/informant' during simulated POW and interrogation camp at Fairchild. No one had a clue. J.C. said he got to hang out with the trainers while the rest of us tried to sleep on rocks in the cold metal Quonset huts (March in northern WA is quite cold).

J.C. was usually my bridge partner when we were at Cam Ranh Bay at the same time; our favorite game was to con officers into playing us, losing when the stakes were low and winning after we upped the point value. The best hand I ever had, and bid, doubled and redoubled vulnerable happened with J.C. as my partner. I also played poker with him, and lost more often than won.

J.C.'s smile and good humor was indefatigable and badly needed in a setting that was considerably less than happy most of the time. I am deeply saddened by his loss, but will never forget him.

Bob Cundiff

June 20, 2017

On June 8, I (we) lost a great man and a even better friend. I have never a man that was so giving and caring than you, J.C. You dedicated your life to helping others and it showed though the many friendships and causes that you supported. I was blessed to have you as a friend. You had a great life and those you touched are better because of you. I thank you for everything you did for me and others. We will miss you dearly. Louise, Julie and Diana, we are so sorry for your loss, but you know he's in a better place and no longer is having to suffer with the effects of ALS. He likely had so much more to do, but rest assured he will still be watching over us. We will always feel his spirit, I'm sure. The good Lord is blessed to have him back home.

James Tolbert

June 15, 2017

Can you corral light and put it in a bottle? Can you see sound? Is it possible to touch air? Scientist may say "yes" in some form of another but to us such an undertaking would be near impossible. So for those of you, who knew J.C., surely you can attest that capturing the mere essence of him and what he represented may not be all encompassing -- challenging at best. Challenging not because he in any way attempted to subdue or hide his basic nature -- on the contrary, but rather because J.C.'s alertness to other's feelings and needs provided various glimpses of his heart, his passion, his resolve, and most importantly, his faith in God.

Dear Louise and Family, while we will miss J.C.'s physical encounters, we take some comfort knowing, without any hesitation, that he is with the Lord! J.C. was a man of strong christian values that perpetuated his every thought and action. He was a unbelievable person who impacted so many others by his kindness, integrity, work ethics and family values! He was a true friend to me, and I believe he felt the same of me. He will be missed but we know he rest in the arms of our Lord. May God comfort and strengthen you during this your time of bereavement and may He always be with you. In sympathy, love, and friendship.

James and Brenda Tolbert

Claire (Valois) Small

June 15, 2017

Dear Louise, Bill and I are saddened to hear of Cam's passing and would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. May fond memories of your lives together bring you comfort at this time.

John Keys

June 15, 2017

Louise my prayers are with you and the family. May God comfort you all.

Amy Rose (Peloquin)

June 14, 2017

Auntie, Julie, Diana, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of one of the greatest men. My Godfather was the kindest soul and always there to welcome you with loving arms. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all