The family of Ronald Lloyd Cameron sadly announce his passing on December 30th 2015 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. He peacefully passed away in the loving company of his family.
Ron was a passionate, caring, enthusiastic person, who was genuine and thoughtful in all his endeavours.
Ron was born in Fort William, Ontario on July 4th, 1935. His family moved to BC in his early youth and he fondly remembered happy days with his mother, siblings and friends in Barnet, along the Burrard Inlet. He obtained his Bachelor and Masters of Social Work degrees at the University of BC. His Psychiatric Social Work career began at Riverview Hospital in 1960 and continued when he joined the new Trail Mental Health Centre in 1964. He went on to become the Director of the Centre in Trail and Castlegar until his retirement in 1996.
Ron’s greatest love was his wife and best friend Janet whom he married in 1960 and enjoyed 55 adventure filled years together. This love extended to his family to whom he gave selflessly and generously.
Ron was an active member of Trail United Church and the Presbytery supervisor for Burton United Church.
Through the years, Ron was involved in many local organizations. These included: Big Brothers and Sisters, Friend of Friends Clubhouse, McBride Manor, Doukhobor Research Committee, Trail Tennis, Kootenay Mountaineering Club, Trail Minor Hockey, Rossland Retirees Curling Club, and Society for the Protection and Care of Seniors.
Ron always enjoyed being active and involved. His interests and activities included: tennis, hiking, reading, canoeing, curling, snowshoeing, skiing, camping, travelling and golfing. Ron loved participating in many BC Senior Games and won several silver and bronze medals in tennis (doubles and singles). He was especially happy and proud to win a gold medal in men’s singles in August 2015.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Janet, daughter Cheryl (Gary) Gwillim, son Glenn Cameron (Julie Flynn), son Ian (Cara) Cameron; grandchildren Jennifer, Heather, Christina, Michael, Jonathan and Aaron; great-grandchildren Rylan, Payton and Adira; brother Gordon Cameron; many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by; parents Dorothy Price and Gordon Cameron, sister Patricia Lopushinski, brother Jerry Cameron.
The family wishes to thank: Drs. R. Phillips, R. Wilson, M. Van Vliet, M Jacobsen, L. Scotland; the nurses of Emergency, Medical, Surgical and Pediatrics; friends and family for many acts of kindness.
A Funeral Service will be held at Trail United Church on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Reverend Michael Hare officiating. Brent Long of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Ron may be made to either:
FAIR (Family and Individual Resources Center), 2079 Columbia Ave., Trail, V1R 1K7 or Daly Pavilion c/o KBRH Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, V1R 4M1 or
IHA / Trail Mental Health Clubhouse, 813 10th St. Castlegar, V1N 2H7.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at