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Born: Sep 08, 1948

Date of Passing: Jul 30, 2022

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Peacefully with family by his side, it is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Husband Donald Ian Cameron on July 30, 2022 at the age of 73 years. Born September 8, 1948 in Brandon, Manitoba.
Donald was pre-deceased by his father, Ian Cameron, mother, Eva Cameron as well as his brother Gordon Cameron of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He will forever be missed by his soul mate, Engelina Ineke Cameron, brother Ken (Barbara) Cameron, (Nephews Curtis and David) sister in-law Cathy Cameron (Niece Kelly and Nephew Colin), son Kevin Cameron (Jolene), daughter Heather Wagner (Kyle) and step sons, Darrin Paley (Elizabeth), Tyzen Paley and Grant Paley (Laura). Also, his little princess, Amber.
Don was so very proud of all his grandchildren; Kayla Wagner, Saige Wagner, Kailyn Weibel, Jocelyn Cameron, Winter Paley and Reeves Paley. He had such a strong connection with all the kids and was known as Papa. His grandchildren will surely miss the Tik Tok videos he sent them, and emoji filled text messages.
Don was a long-term employee of Manitoba Hydro, where he worked across the province for 38 years. He retired at the age of 58 years. In his retirement years he spent many days with his grandchildren and loved telling them all kinds of stories about his childhood. He also bought a Road Trek and travelled across Canada and the United States many times. His Road Trek was his passion, and he loved every moment travelling. Don enjoyed many different sports such as baseball, hockey, and fishing. Don was not just a parent in the crowd when it came to sports. He coached all the kids at one time or another. Another passion he shared with the Cameron family was the Winnipeg Jets. He sure loved to debate the rights and wrongs of the game and management decisions. Don purchased a Cutter Boat and spent time on many different lakes in Manitoba. He didn't care if he caught anything, he was just happy to be sitting in the boat and relaxing on the water. Don's music of choice was Elvis. Whether it be at a social, a party or while travelling on the road, Don would belt out Elvis tunes like he was the one on stage. Believe it or not, he could sound like Elvis, and he knew every word to every song.
Our family would like to express our sincere thank you to the staff at St. Boniface Hospital on Ward 4E. They all gave Don (Donald as they called him) such special care.
Don's wishes were to have a private family service at Glen Lawn Cemetery.
And in Lieu of Flowers a donation may be made in Donald Cameron's memory to Diabetes Canada.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at
Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 06, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Ineke, I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I have many memories,all great! Like him and I singing Johnny cash & June at parties and the legion on Main! I also loved how he came to the shop dressed as Santa! We all spent many late nights at the shop! I will think of him often. Love & hugs, Tracy - Posted by: Tracy Criggie (Friend ) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • Often think about the fun times we had at Falcon Lake. The hazardous late night rides between our camp site and Don's camper will always be remembered. Our deepest sympathy to Ineke, Heather and Kevin. - Posted by: Brent and Judy (Co-worker and friend) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • I guess it’s been over 50 years since last saw Don. Time gets away on us all… and then it’s gone. But I do remember Don as one of the good guys. As adolescents we worshiped Don as one cool dude. The coolest in fact. My deepest sympathies to Ken and family. Paul Downie Also an old Cameron Ullamh - Posted by: Paul Downie (Old friend of Ken and family ) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • Dear Ineke, So sad and shocked to hear of Don’s passing. He was a good friend and neighbor. We had lots of laughs together. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. From DJ and Fran. - Posted by: DJ (Old neighbor and friend) on: Aug 06, 2022

  • For the Cameron Family, Please accept my sincere condolences as it was a shock to hear of Don's passing. I hope you all will take a moment each day to think of all the joyous times you shared with your " Papa " to ease your feelings of loss. Cousin Johnnie. - Posted by: John Fisher (Cousin) on: Aug 06, 2022

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