Alexander "Alex" Watson Cameron, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, May 20, 2023. He was 87.
Born on September 22, 1935 in Bowmanville, Ontario to the late Alexander and Helen (nee Purdy) Cameron. Alex met Carolyn in Sarnia, Ontario where she was a Registered Nurse. Alex was employed with the Ontario Provincial Police. Together leading an active life, they moved to Timmins when Alex was transferred in the OPP. He left the OPP and was employed with the Anglican Church - Diocese of Moosonee. This led to other positions, but finally settled with the Motor Fuel and Tobacco Tax with the Province of Ontario from which he retired. Together, spending 14 winters in Florida, and summers in Restoule, they moved to Tara when health concerns restricted both from travelling.
Over the years Alex was active in the Shrine, Royal Canadian Legion, Anglican Church, St Andrews Society, OPP Veterans Association, and Timmins Legion Pipe Band.
Survived by sons Alexander "Alex" (Linda) Cameron of Port Elgin and Dr. John Scott (Cathie) Cameron of New Hamburg. Loved by his grandchildren Ashley, Lisa, Jillian, Alexander, Michael and great grandsons Rhys, Rory, Locke and Hays. He will be fondly remembered by several cousins and their families, especially Lesley Stubbs in England. Predeceased by his beloved wife Carolyn (nee Kolmer) Cameron.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 1-1:45pm where a Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 pm. Cremation has taken place with a private inurnment of ashes in Hanover Cemetery.
Special thanks to Dr. Schipper and the nursing staff at Chesley Medical Clinic who supported Alex for over 20 years and especially during his final weeks, the staff of the Village retirement home who took care of him on a daily basis, and the nurses & doctors at Hanover & District Hospital who supported him and his family though Alex's final hours in comfort with dignity and kindness.
Memorial donations to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation- "Puzzles of the Mind" would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
So sorry to hear of Alex's passing . Condolences to his family .- Eileen Ramsay
Alex, John and family-
I am sending my deepest condolences to you all at this most difficult time!
I had the honour of getting to know Alex though my job as an RN. I feel I know all of you from the countless stories your dad told me whenever I came to see him.
The love he had for all of you, and for your mom could he seen and heard in all of his stories, the way he spoke of you all and the light in his eyes while he shared his memories.
He was a special man that will he missed by many!
You are all in my thoughts-
Alex John and families. I am so very to hear of the loss of your father. Remembered with kindness from Patricia Blvd. Wishing you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.- Tracey Matthew
Alex was a fine gentleman and a good friend to all. Heather and I are deeply saddened by his passing. Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.- Doug Gould
- Ken and Marlene Armstrong
Our sincere sympathy to John, Alex and families in the loss of your father. He was a true friend to us, a gentleman and a kind person. He visited us when he could. We will miss him too!
Love Marlene and Ken
Alex and family, please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father,.... Barb and Marco- Barb and Marco Lia
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cameron family. Alex was a great friend, brother and Noble. Always enjoyed his calls and chats when we were together, he will be missed.- Chuck & Linda Stuckey
Sincere condolences on Alex's passing. He was a great Shrine/Mason and a very caring friend and Brother. We will miss his wonderful sense of humor and whit. Rest well my friend. Kevin and Karen MacKay- Kevin Mackay
You will be missed- Keith Stiles
sorry to hear about alex & for your loss. he was a nice man & was a help to many esp. friends of- david & patricia gold
Dear John & Cathy, Lisa & Michael, and family; We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It sounds like he was a terrific man. Our thoughts and prayers go with you. May you find strength and support from family and friends.
Doug & Bev Baechler
Our Condolences to the Family! We have wonderful memories while Carolyn and Alex resided in Tara, and attended Christ Church Anglican. He will be remembered for his kindness and service to those who needed help.
Kathy and Howard Tedford
Condolences to Alex ad his family at this difficult time. We appreciated the great times we had and knowing him and Carolyn thru the OPPVA Assoc. They were a great couple and always put the interest of others during those years- Carm & Florence Noble
Our condolences go to Joan and the entire Gerhardt family. We will see you tomorrow.- Robert and Lorraine Horton
We will miss and cherish the spirit of Alex. We have seen many and cherish his . Shriner cake selling with sending and receiving a warm smile.
Betty and Garry MacGregor.
Our condolence to the Cameron family.. It' so hard to lose a love one.- Denis & Carmen Martin
Alex sure loved his fishing trips with John, Cathie and the kids. He had a hat full of life stories to go along with it. He was an awesome man and we were so happy we got to spend time with all of them. Our condolences to the entire family.- Matk & Steph Wagner
Alex was a great friend and kind man. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Our sympathy to the family. Brian & Corinne Dayman- Brian Dayman
Lloyd and I enjoyed our time spent with Carolyn and Alex. Spent many Friday and Sunday evenings attending AA Meetings together as he was Lloyds mentor. Took a trip to Sault Saint Marie...had many laughs and card games. They will be missed! Memories are forever. Thinking of you all at this sad time June Barclay- June Barclay
My most sincere condolences to you all. Alex was such a lovely man who I will miss dearly. His kindness and humor will be something we will all remember and cherish. Thinking of you all.- Stacey Hobson