Obituary of Euphemia Jean Cameron
It is with wholehearted sadness that our family announces that our sister, (Euphemia) Jean Cameron was called Home on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the age of 64. Jean was the first of 11 children born to Helen (nee Halbert) and Alex Cameron, both predeceased.
Born in Sudbury on September 22, 1954, Jean took being the oldest sister very seriously. However, she did start breaking in our parents for the rest of us. With the freedom and adventure of youth, Jean left home at an early age. Leaving with very little, she managed to explore different parts of our wonderful country. She seemed to have been born with independence and continued to live her life that way. In the early years, Jean was employed at Davey May Fuels. From there, she spent many years working at Co-operator's Insurance, first in Sudbury and then in Niagara Falls with adventures in between, Jean completed her career at OMVIC.
It is in Niagara Falls that Jean made her home. She was a proud, classy and dignified woman who had a mischievous sense of humour and was very quick to laugh. Jean was the essence of compassion, style and duty. Through work ethic and helpful & kind ways she built a beautiful life for herself, developing many life long friendships and very meaningful relationships.
Jean is survived by her partner Ken McCourt of Niagara Falls; her sisters Heather Gagnon (Chip) of Hanmer; Dale Mason (Carl) of Okotoks, AB; Lynn Mercier (Chester predeceased) of Wahnipitae; Sandra Mehmet (Chico) of Garson; Carolyn Cameron (Gord) of Sudbury; Laurie Pollock (Fred) of Sudbury; Shelley Cameron Gagnon (Rob) of Val Caron; Vickie Cameron (Mike) of Garson and Valerie Smith (Jim) of Garson. Jean was predeceased by our only brother, Ken Cameron of Sudbury.
Family was most important to Jean and although she loved her sisters deeply it was her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who gave her the most joy. Auntie Jeannie will be sorrowfully missed by Cassie (Brian); Corrie (Paul); Amie (Dave); Kristin (Robert); Drew (Michele); Brianne (Des); Cameron; Laura (Todd); Cherie; Kim; Cindy (Dustin); Darren (Heather); Eric (Tracey); Craig (Louise); Derek (Ashley); Taylor; Courtnie; Dustin (Aly); Shala (Stallone); Mikayla (Eric); Alex (Joshua); Owen (Zoe); Spencer (Jen); MacKenzie; Jessica (Paul); Jamie; Haylie; Darcie; Bradey and Harper. Grantie Jeannie was also adored by her great nieces and nephews Aiden; Davis; Wesley; Tyler; Gavin; Katelyn; Lily; Russell; Alden; Ethan; Cody; Raeleigh; Zoey; Maverick; Olivia; Calvin; Kara; Tyler; Mason; Alexis; Aaliyah; Maeva; Norah; Lewis; George and Trey. Jeannie will also be missed by her Aunts, Uncles, cousins and extended family.
Jeannie's love for her family was deep and immeasurable. She revelled in our accomplishments, she hurt with our sorrows. We all feel cheated that she was taken away from us so early and without reason, but we will always be grateful that she came along at all. She was there for the beginning of each of our journeys and we are honoured and blessed to have been with her at the end of hers.
Our family would like to express our thanks to all those who took part in her care, especially Dr. Chum and Dr. Wong of St Joseph's Health Centre in Hamilton and their team, who treated Jeannie with such tenderness, dignity and genuine care. We will also be forever grateful to all those who reached out to her, called and visited her. You all brought great joy to her. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905) 354-2133.
A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6548 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12 pm. Following the Mass, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Chippawa House, 3876 Main Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society, 210105 Priddis Valley Road West, Priddis, AB, T0L 1W4. Online condolences may be shared on Jean’s tribute page found at essentialscbs.com.
Date & Time:
March 27, 2019
12:00 pm until 1:00 pm
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
A Celebration of Life
Date & Time:
March 27, 2019
2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
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