In Loving Memory of

Euphemia Jean Cameron


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

Service Information

Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
March 27, 2019
12:00 pm until 1:00 pm
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
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A Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 27, 2019
2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Chippawa House
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Linda & Doug Dobson

We got to know Jeannie and loved her for her she was kind, respectful and such a loving young lady our hearts are broken but she will always be with us, love you Jean Rest In Peace our friend Doug & Linda Dobson

Barb (Pringle) Boulay

So long my friend, see you on the other side.
RIP dear Jeannie.
Thanks for the laughs – you will be missed,

Lisa and Mark McKinnon

Our sincerest condolences to Ken and the family of Jeanie. She will be so fondly remembered and missed. She always had a quick and charming smile along with a story to tell. I remember being a teenager when she made Niagara Falls her home. May the family hold tightly to all of the wonderful memories you’ve shared through the years. She will be greatly missed.

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Missing you Jeannie. My heart is heavy, but I smile thinking of you and the memories we made. Even though a couple years past since our last visit I know a call or text brightened both our days. You were a true friend, a loving mentor and an inspiration. The way you made those around you feel special was your gift to this world. One day we will meet again in heaven and we’ll play a game of Monopoly ?
My condolences to Ken and all the family. May you have rest knowing Jeannie is home and at peace.

Thaya G

Jean…. I just miss you.

Thank you for being the most loveable and influential person I’ve ever met.
We have lost a dear friend. You will never be forgotten, you will be in our thoughts forever.
I’ll miss reading your detail inspection notes at work.
My sincere condolences to the entire Family.

In deep sorrow,

Jim Campbell

My sincere condolences to the Cameron family in the loss of their sister,
I went to school with Jean. She was a very genuine person and very compassionate.
Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Take care of yourselves and each other.

Elaine and Wilfred

To the Camerons and Ken McCourt, Our condolences to everyone and thinking of you during this difficult time. Elaine and Wilfred

Carl Yamashita

I had the pleasure of knowing Jeannie when she first started at OMVIC. She had a very warm personality, and someone you can easily call a good friend. The news came as a shock to me, and really, I am at a loss for words. The world has definitely lost a good soul. I offer the Cameron Family and friends my condolences and best wishes. We will always think of you Jeannie!


Emma Didier

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jean through OMVIC, she fast became a friend. Although we didn’t see each other often we sent text messages back and forth. She had such a genuine heart, a warm, caring nature, someone who taught me to wear more color 🙂 & to choose my battles.
My deepest condolences to the entire Family at this great loss. Jean will always be remembered with the fondest memories!

Lucy Gregorini

The world gets smaller as we say goodbye to a lady with a huge heart and the ability to love like no other. It is with respect that we remember her, but a heavy heart that we lose Jean at such an early time. I will always think of her as a young heart, a happy soul and with a twinkle in her eye. Rest easy.
Orio and Lucy Gregorini, Sudbury.

Phil and Joanne Taus

To the Cameron Sisters and their Families: We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful sister Jeanie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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Cathy and Rob

Very sad to hear of the loss of Jeannie. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Cameron family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Cathy and Rob

Marlene Barkey

My sincerest condolences for the loss of Jean. She was a wonderful person. I always looked forward to our visits at OMVIC. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Ken & Lynn Koskinen

So very sorry to hear of Jean’s passing.
Our deepest sympathies to all her family.

Pat & Bill Shewring

The Cameron Families: Your sister was such a sweet person and I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed very much. Please extend my sympathy to your entire family.

Jodi Hughes

I consider myself lucky to have met Jean through work.
She was always a joy to be around.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her partner and family at this difficult time.
She will be deeply missed.

Raheel Hussain

I have been working with Jean for 9 years and we always had a great time talking and having a good laugh. She had this incredible charm that one just wanted to keep on listening and talking to her. She was a very caring and loving person. Her ability to listen and say the right words at the right time was just amazing. She will be dearly missed. Those lovely memories will be cherished dearly. I pray that may her soul rest in peace and may God give the patience to the family to bear this big loss and comfort… Read more »

Galynne Cini

Jean was a wonderful woman who always had a story to share a way to make you smile and ability to make a dark day bright again. May we all be better for knowing her. May her family and friends find peace in the warmth of her memories.

Lori Bizley

You will be missed and all. We all loved you. Hugs sent to your family. You made an impact on everyone you touched. I know you did on me. You are now an angel amongst us.

Bheng Punzalan

Jean is a truly remarkable person and will be surely missed. Not only was she a colleague at OMVIC, but she is a dear friend as well. Our condolences to her partner and the bereaved family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. May He also give you peace that passes all human understanding, knowing that Jean is in a better place now and enjoying the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Anisah Ptel

My deepest condolences to the family and her partner. I worked with Jean at OMVIC and will remember her great smile and kindness she shared with everyone that crossed her path. She had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all.

Frances David Shifman

I did not know Jean, but after reading the incredibly beautiful obituary, I wish I had! It’s obvious that this lady was truly loved by all who knew her and I extend condolences to her family and friends. You will surely be comforted by wonderful memories of her now and always.

Owen and Marie Cameron

Our sincere condolence to the Cameron family and to Ken Mc Court
That picture of Jeannie is the way I will always remember her……smiling and cheerful……..a true loss to her family and friends.May she rest in peace
our most sincere sympathy & prayers.
Owen & Marie

Owen and Marie Cameron

Our sincere condolence to the Cameron family and to Ken Mc Court
That picture of Jeannie is the way I will always remember her……smiling and cheerful……..a true loss to her family and friends.May she rest in peace
our most sincere sympathy & prayers.
Owen & Marie

Dyanne (Bergeron) Evans

Very saddened today to read about Jeannie. I met her about 19 years ago when I use to meet my family at the Queens for fish on Friday’s. (Bessie, Frank and Ab). What a kind, generous and funny girl she was!
My sincere condolences to her very large and caring family.

Barb and Phil Murphy

As neighbours, Jean was very kind to our children and we are all very saddened to hear about her passing. She had a beautiful smile and we had a friend from Sudbury in common. Our sincerest condolences to the family.

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Tina Cabot

I had the pleasure of not only working with Jeannie, but also calling her a dear friend. She will always be remembered for her laughter, witty sense of humour, bright smile, gorgeous pink fingers nails and her kindness. I speak for many people from OMVIC when I say she was always willing to take the time to help anyone. She was well loved by her peers and the dealer groups in her area. I have many, many great memories of Jeannie. You will forever be missed by dear generous friend.

Louise Cohn

Heartfelt condolences to Jean’s family. She made it known to all around her how important family was.

Lorraine Carver-Smith

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at Mohawk Bay Park where she would go to spend time with Joy,Colin,Evie and Bud. Jeannie was the type of person that made you feel like her friend right away. I will miss her smiley face. Condolences to all her family and friends …

Ryan McNabb

I had the privilege of meeting up with Jean a few years back for a quick visit. It had been several years before that since I had last seen her. The best way I could describe her was of course kind, funny, genuine and very generous in nature. I remember when I was 18 or 19 my car was getting repaired and had plans with a girlfriend on a Saturday, Jeannie insisted on lending me her vehicle that evening. I never forgot that all these years later. To all her friends and family I would like to offer sincere condolences.… Read more »

Carl Compton

Jean was a well-regarded teammate at OMVIC for many years. She will be fondly remembered for her dedication, loyalty, and of course, sense of humour. Sincere condolences to the many loved ones she left behind.

Beth Cahill

My heartfelt condolences to Jeannie’s family and friends.


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