Colin Cameron

January 20, 1936August 21, 2017
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We regret to announce the passing of Colin Cameron, Cabot Street, Sydney, on August 21st surrounded by his family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Mabou and raised in Port Hawkesbury, Colin worked for Human Resources Development Canada for 25 years until his retirement in 1995. After retirement, Colin wanted to keep active in the community and volunteered with the school breakfast program. He also decided to get his real estate agent’s license and worked for Home Life MacNeil in Sydney for 5 years and really enjoyed doing something different.

Colin was a very kind, considerate and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a very strong faith and was a devoted member of St. Theresa parish for over 45 years and was a very active member of the Men’s Club. He also counted the weekly collection for the church for over 35 years and was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, council 1060. Colin always enjoyed spending time with his family and appreciated Scottish music, attending all of the summer concerts across Cape Breton.

Colin was predeceased in 2010 by his wife Marcella with whom he enjoyed 46 years of marriage. Colin is survived by his three sons, Blair (Kamy), Glace Bay; Gus (Sonya), Sydney; and Doug (Tracey), Ottawa. Colin was Grampy to Kyle, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth, Emily and Annalese. He was brother to Kaye (late Hugh MacEachen), Port Hood; Duncan (late Kay Cameron), Port Hawkesbury; Dougald (Florence), West Bay; Roy (late Chris Cameron), Antigonish and Alexander (Judy), Antigonish. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Colin was predeceased by his parents Alex and Mary Anne Cameron, brothers Angus (late Louise Cameron), Port Hawkesbury and John (late Theresa Cameron), North Sydney and sister Mary (late Hugh MacNeil), Port Hood.

Visitation will be at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney on Thursday August 24th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday August 25th at St. Theresa Church, Whitney Avenue with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

We would like to thank Dr. Paul Murphy for his support and care for our dad over many years. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of 4B and in the An Cala unit for palliative care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Da was always there for our family, sharing in our successes and supporting us in our moments of great challenge. He was always ready to lend a helping hand throughout our lives and taught us to do the same. His laughter and love carries on with us and continues to be a part of who we are. Thanks Da.

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Donations in memory of Colin may be made to charities for people in need.

Lovingly thought of, deeply missed and forever cherished.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 25, 2017

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Anne MacDonald

October 6, 2017

Sadden to hear of Colin passing. My twin sister Edith phoned me up to given the sad news. My heart & prayers are with you through this difficult time

Jo-ann Cameron

August 25, 2017

it is never easy to say goodbye to our parents, but remember your Dad is watching with your Mom and smiling at all the memories that will always be therre. The Cameron jewels card players have another player at the table. Xoxo Jo-Ann , Justin, Margen and Kayla

Kaye Cameron

August 25, 2017

Blair, Gus, Doug & families, So sorry to hear of Colin's death, he was a good man & family man, he'll be missed very much by everybody. He had a lot of friends. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you today.

Kaye Cameron, Halifax, N.S.

Roberta MacInnis-Edmond

August 24, 2017

Duncan, Kaye, Dougald, Roy, Alexander & Collie's children - sorry to read of Collie's death. I grew up across the street from the Cameron's in Port Hawkesbury & my parents were friends of Collie's parents. Collie led a good life. He died much younger than his wonderful mother. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Susan Brennan

August 24, 2017

Dear Family of Colin Cameron,

We knew your parents,Colin and Marcela well and enjoyed their company at our home many times. Your father was the kindest man I knew and it is sad for all of us to lose such a fine man but especially for you, the family. He was also a great friend of my father's Gerald Brennan from North Sydney. I knew your uncle, John Cameron as well. They were special men that made our lives brighter. So sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you and Collie at this time.

Susan Brennan and the Brennan Family (North Sydney, Judique)

August 24, 2017

Dear Roy ,Alex & Judy, so sorry to hear of Colin's death. My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless Melba DeYoung-Avery

Helen MacLeod

August 23, 2017

Blair, Gus, Doug and families--so very sorry to read of Colin's passing. He was always a gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time.
Don and Helen MacLeod

Hughena MacMillan

August 23, 2017

Blair,Gus,Douglas and families,my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad and grandfather. I remember him as a kind and gentle man who loved a good laugh, in fact, he was a lot like his mom, our Nana. While on this earth he and Marcella raised a lovely family, had two careers and volunteered in his community to make it better. A successful life by anyone's measure. I will not be able to attend the funeral of uncle Collie but you will be in my thoughts as you grieve his loss and celebrate his life. Love Hughena and family

Alex and Judy Cameron

August 22, 2017

Will miss you Collie. Judy and Alex