Cameron James Helmer

March 7, 2002June 5, 2018

The Helmer family has asked that the life of their son, Cameron, be remembered for the joy that music brought to his life. Cameron was a brilliant, kind, compassionate young man who will be dearly missed by his family, friends and community.

Thank you for your generosity in donating to support the Ventura High School Music Program as a way to honor Cameron's life and musical journey. Cameron was a talented young trumpet player who first picked up a horn in middle school. Your donation leaves a legacy to Cameron, alongside others who knew and loved him in addition to providing opportunities for other students to explore and develop musical gifts.


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Aisha Gonzales

August 3, 2018

I recently learned about the loss of your son. I am in disbelief and still trying to figure how this could happen to your family. I can’t convey the sadness I feel. There just aren’t the right words. I have cried many times for you and am praying for the strength you need to come through. Please know I am thinking about you everyday and saying a prayer for you everyday and that I believe if he wasn’t enough of one before, now your son is surely is an angel.

Ann Bryant

June 19, 2018

Dearest Jimmy, I haven't seen you in years, but whenever I'm in Ventura I think of babysitting you and Kimmie with the Tiangcos. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Cameron sounds like an amazing young man. You and your entire family are in my prayers. Ann Kacic Bryant

Natalie Cook

June 18, 2018

Cameron was one of my best friends in cabrillo. I remember he was my bus buddy. We would talk to each other, and Lindsey. I remember never being afraid if he’ll judge me. He was so easy to talk to, so kind spirited, never ever had a bad thing to say about anyone. He’ll be deeply missed by many. I’m so so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Shields

June 18, 2018

Jimmies I LOVE you SO much! Our entire family is lifting yours up in prayer. Thinking of you all every single day.
Kathy, Paul, and Family

Everett & Dionisia Vital

June 16, 2018

Dr. Helmer,
We are so sorry about your loss, our thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family. Our deepest sympathy.

Everett & Dionisia Vital

Lynda Hartson

June 16, 2018

Dr. Helmer,
As one of your first patients at VCMC, it quickly became apparent the way you took each patient into your life and cared about us. I’m sure that your children and wife experienced even more caring and love.
May your family of patients now gather around you and your family with loving support. All of the people that you have been there for, are now wishing that they could be there for you and your family. Many prayers are rising up for you.

shannon bryant

June 14, 2018


Sarah Kaikaina

June 14, 2018

I never had the pleasure of meeting Cameron, but my daughter, Shianne and he became close friends for a time at Cabrillo Middle school. I remember how her face would light up whenever she mentioned his name, she cared about him deeply. They lost touch and sadly, recently she told me of his passing. We were both shocked to say the least. We talked about him, she shared happy memories and says she can never walk back into a music room again without thinking of Cameron. He was a sweet soul who was so kind to my daughter at a time when she needed it most.

Mr. And Mrs. Helmer, I never got the chance to meet you, but as a parent my heart is broken for you both, and wish you both love, light and strength to get through this time. Rest in love, Cameron.

Zaira Romero

June 14, 2018

Dr Helmer
I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences. I never met your Son but I’m sure he had a heart of Gold just like yours. My loving thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joy Liu

June 13, 2018

Cameron and I were best friends in elementary school . He was always so sweet and could always bring a smile to my face . He was the first person to introduce me to video games like plants vs zombies and was one of the only people I truly felt comfortable with. I’ll cherish the memories we made forever.