Thursday, October 26, 2006

To the Cameron Family (warning: you will need tissues)

CAMERON, Alan Edward - 52, Mount Uniacke, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Mary (Slaunwhite) and Wilfred Cameron. While studying, and later graduating from St. Mary's University, Alan worked as a manager for Wandlyn Inns in Halifax and Antigonish. Following this, he thoroughly enjoyed a career of over 20 years as a publisher's representative in the book industry. He was a referee with Volleyball Nova Scotia and an avid golfer. Alan is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 29 years, Debra (Organ), as well as his daughters "the girls", who were a constant source of pride, Lindsay (Nick) Richards, Mount Uniacke; Kelly (Brian) Power, Amherst; and Jessica (Terry) Carew, Mount Uniacke; also by his adored grandchildren, Cameron and Cody Richards, Mount Uniacke; and Alan Power, Amherst; brother, Donald (Colleen) Cameron, Fort McMurray, Alta.; uncle, Scott Cameron, Wellington; parents-in-law, Ann-Marie and George Organ, Mount Uniacke; sister-in-law, Cynthia (Organ) Maxwell, Mount Uniacke; nieces and nephews, Andrew and Heather Cameron, Fort McMurray; Julia and Joey Maxwell, Mount Uniacke. Besides his parents, Alan was predeceased by his uncle, Ivan Cameron; aunts, Jean Howlett, Annie Lively; brother-in-law, Joseph Organ. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, Sackville Drive, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral, with reception to follow, in St. John's United Church in Fall River on Saturday at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to Wellington United Church or Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association. Family flowers only. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

I resisted posting this prior to this for respect to the family. Al always treated us like family, even before BJ and Kelly married. He always remembered everything Colby said, and even when he was sick, remembered Colby's love of Nascar and ordered him a beautiful Nascar book that we received a few weeks ago. Kelly, her mom and sisters are just like family to us and our hearts and prayers are with them now. I know they read this blog and although I'm sure a few tears will be shed when they first see this (like mine now as I type this), but I wanted them to know that we love them very much.

Rob, Tina, Colby and Joey along with the entire Power family

4 comments:

Tawny said...

My sympathies as well :(.

Why is it that a new birth and death always seem to happen so closely together, resulting in extreme emotions colliding with one another?

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss.

Valentina said...

I am so sorry. My sympathies to you, Kelly and her entire family. I am thinking of you.

dawn mclaughlin said...

Thinking of you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tina, and thanks to everyone who left comments and on-line condolences who may read this. It's wonderful to have such great support when you discover you need it most. At least I'm too busy with my little man to dwell on it :) Thanks again,

Kel