It is with such sadness Tricia and Scott share that their Dad Gary has passed. He was held tightly by his two children as he began his journey to reunite with Mom on May 19, 2022.

Dad is survived by his daughter Tricia and her husband Ken, his son Scott and his wife Jennifer.

He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Brittany (Brett), Mellisa (Willow), Kennedy (Ty) and Spicer, and two great grandchildren Alexander and Oliver. These two little boys showed Papa a kind of love he never knew existed until they were born. He was so blessed to have been able to see what so many others don’t, great grandchildren.

Dad also leaves behind his brothers Trevor and wife Diane, Dwight and wife Shelley, and his baby brother Kim, whom he had a very close relationship with. There was rarely a day that they didn’t talk at least twice. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Joyce, his brother and sister-in-law Don & Gail McPherson, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dad was predeceased by his wife Gail, his parents George Sr. & Vivian, his father and mother-in-law Fred & Marjorie McPherson and his brother George Jr., Douglas and Donald Cameron. Brother and sister-in-law Fred & Marilyn McPherson. Dad had many great friends over the years but none as great as Russ and Doris Phillips, he missed them when they passed. We have no doubt that they have all reunited and that there is ice tinkling in a glass.

Dad was one of the seven Keewatin Cameron boys. He went to school until he began working delivering groceries, driving tow truck, eventually starting a career with the MTO. Over the course of his career he would receive numerous driving Rodeo awards and teach many to drive and operate heavy equipment, he kept the highways safe.  

He met our Mom and they were married in March 1966. In 1971 they welcomed a daughter, and in 1973 their family was completed when they welcomed a son.

Many weekends were spent camping on Lake of the Woods. Dad very much enjoyed fishing and hunting. Many stories were shared about the first, biggest and most. For a man the suffered with tremors when there was a gun in his hand and a deer or a moose in the crosshairs there was rarely a missed shot, only stillness. Some of his best memories were hunting with his hunting gang yearly.

Dad could carry a tune and was a force to be reckoned with if you were lucky enough to challenge him to a game of crib. He was a member of the Kinsmen and later the K-40, he was also a Legion Member.

Dad was also fortunate enough to be able to travel. He enjoyed trips together as a family and with our Mom. He was able to swim in the Caribbean Ocean with Tricia and take trips out west to see his brothers and family.

After Dad retired, he found that he had too much time on his hands and at that time he still held his AZ license, so he went west and started driving truck with his brothers. It would first begin with Doug and then he continued to drive with Kim. Hundreds of miles were driven. Hundreds of stories were told when he came back home. His time on the road with his brothers became some of his very best days since mom’s death.

He loved his pets and was very much a dog lover. His mornings were spent having toast and coffee with Ken and a daily read of The Winnipeg Sun. Sunday mornings were spent with Dwight and Shelley for breakfast and he enjoyed his lazy boy and a good western book.

He loved to watch Alexander ride the quads, scratch his tickets that he always made sure he picked up for him or to simply sit in the chair together sharing a snack while watching a movie. Little Ollie, well he was just starting to crawl and explore his world. Papa loved to see him smile. That smile always lit dad’s face up.

Dad throughout his life had many health issues and never once did he give up, he met every one head on. He knew that eventually he would be lead on this journey, one that would leave those that loved him so much behind but, lead him back to those that left before him. He has waited almost 29 years to reunite with our Mom, he is where he is supposed to be.

Dad was a generous man, a loyal friend, the best Dad and Papa. He gave so much and asked for nothing in return. He was extraordinary, brave and selfless.

He was my hero, my best friend.
He was always proud of us and our accomplishments.
Remembering you will be very easy.
Missing you will be the heartache that never goes away. We love you, I love you.
Rest well Dad. xoxo

Cremation has taken place and Dad and Mom will finally be reunited.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date where the family looks forward to sharing stories and laughs.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com for the Cameron family.