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July 22, 1926 — January 7, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing on January 7, 2014 of our well-loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Alan Freeman Cameron. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sylvia (nee Yurkiw), sons Jim (Sonja), Rick (Susan), Dan (Yuping), Tom (Kelcey), and Ken (Marilyn), daughter Ellen (Dan) Voth, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Alan was pre-deceased by his first wife Mary (nee Cross), his daughter Lynne, brothers Wallace and Griffith, and sister Olive Johnson.


Alan was born July 22, 1926 to Jamie and Lotus Cameron. Growing up in Victoria, Alan spent much time at the family cabin at Cordova Bay. He enjoyed swimming, bike riding, soap box building and sweets of all kinds. After completing schooling at Sir James Douglas and Victoria High Schools, Alan joined the Canadian Army as a “Boy Soldier” in 1943. His long and varied career included logging, a moving company, managing a small resort and owning a shoe store ‘Foot Prince’ after moving to Osoyoos in 1965 and purchasing an orchard. In 1972 Alan and Sylvia settled in Kelowna where Alan sold real estate and eventually became a mortgage appraiser for Royal Trust until his retirement.


Alan was active in many clubs and organizations including volunteering for the Canadian Diabetic Association, CNIB, Cancer Clinic and the Military Museum. He was a life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion, always there for the honour guard until his health failed him. One of Alan’s greatest pleasures in life was fishing whenever he had a chance, whether it was salt water salmon fishing or fresh water trout fishing. He liked tinkering in his shop, painting signs and decorations and woodcrafting. He regularly partook in a good, stiff scotch, saying with a twinkle in his eye, ‘just two fingers, please’. Alan’s family left a lasting legacy in Victoria, the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park.


Alan and Sylvia enjoyed trips to Yellowstone Park, Disneyland, Reno, the Maritimes and visited Europe while his son Jim was stationed in Germany. He went to many ‘Boy Soldier’ reunions and looked forward to trips doing ‘The Loop’ through Alberta and Saskatchewan to see relatives and friends. Highlights in his later years were semi-annual family reunions in Seebe, AB and as his health became fragile, his family came to him.


Alan rarely complained of the pain he endured and smiled through it all. Our family sincerely thanks Dr. Chris Livingston, and the caring staff at Three Links Manor and then Mountainview Village. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna, BC


“We rise again in the faces of our children.

As sure as the sunrise, as sure as the sea, as sure as the wind in the trees, we rise again.”

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26

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The service for CAMERON, Alan is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26

1380 Bertram Street Kelowna, BC


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  • Gordon Hoffman says:

    I first met Alan when I joined Royal Trust Real Estate at Spall Plaza in 1982. Alan was doing all of the appraising for Royal Trust Mortgages and we had plenty of interaction. Alan was always smiling and cheerful when he came to our office. I only have good memories of Alan. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Lynn & Edgar Fleury says:

    We are very saddened to hear of your loss. May your memories be your comfort. I have many wonderful memories of Al when I worked with him at Royal Trust.

  • Dave Ulvaan says:

    Ellen , Very sorry to hear of your loss. Regards Dave

  • Reg & Ali Quantz says:

    Dear Sylvia:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Even though you knew that it could happen at any time you will truly miss seeing him every day.

    Love always,

  • Cairine Stade says:

    I worked with Alan at Royal Trust and I never saw him angry, always smiling no matter how trying the day was!One day I had a blinding migraine and Alan drove me all the way home to Joe Rich. I have never forgotten that kindness! He was a kind and generous man and I empathize with the family’s pain!

  • Carmel Gretzinger says:

    Sylvia and family, words cannot express my feeling on the loss of Al. He always had a smile and a story to tell . When I last visited him at Three Links Manor he still had a story for me and we both had a few laughs.

  • Barry Popejoy says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sorry for your loss, may God Bless

  • Susan Yurkiw (Yeroschak) says:

    Aunty Sylvia: I am so sorry that dad and I never made the trip out west as we have talking about coming to visit for some time now.
    Hopefully we will see you in April – take care until then.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy from the Yurkiw families in Winnipeg:
    -Susan & Dave Yeroschak and family
    – David & Doris Yurkiw and family
    – Dean Yurkiw

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