July 6, 1909 ~ March 18, 2004
Frank Arnold Cameron passed away peacefully on March 18, 2004 in the sunshine Lodge in Campbell River. Arnold was born on July 6, 1909 in Debuc, Saskatchewan to Frank and Jenny Cameron. He was the eldest of their three children. Arnold is lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Harriet and sons: Donald J. Cameron (Gloria), Ronald K. Cameron; daughter Frances C. Hudock; sisters: Margaret Carlin, Florence Thulin; grandchildren: Clinton Cameron (Linda), Terry Lyn Philp (Guy), Greg Cameron (Patty), David Hudock (Laura), Catherine Cameron, Nancy Cameron, Lara McEvoy (Kenny); and great grandchildren: Emily Philp, Paula Cameron, Joey Cameron, Neil Cameron, Sophie Cameron, Jillian Hudock, Alex Hudock, Avril McEvoy, Kali Philp, Sage Cameron and Austin Cameron.
Arnold farmed and bought grain in Saskatchewan and did a stint in the army in WW II in the tank corps before moving to Campbell River (Willow Point) with his family in 1944. He worked at various endeavours including driving logging truck, warehouseman and Assistant Superintendent at the Argonaut iron mine, and owner of CRES (Campbell River Equipment Sales) in partnership with his longtime friend Johnny Jakel and his son Don. He was active in sports including baseball, hockey, golf, curling and fishing. On retirement he enjoyed 17 winters as a marshall for the Bob Hope Golf Classic in Palm Springs. His work in the community included being a member of the first Willow Point Water Works Board, a trustee on the Campbell River School Board and active with the United Church. He was a member of the Rotary, Masonic Lodge and Shriners. He received wonderful care from all the campbell River Hospital and the Sunshine Lodge staff, for which the family is very grateful.
A Memorial Service in Celebration of Arnold’s Life will take place at the United church of Canada, 415 Pinecrest, Campbell River on Monday, March 29th at 2:00p.m. Flowers gratefully delcined. Should friends wish, donations in Arnolds memory to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation services have been entrusted to Sutton’s Funeral Directors (287-4812)