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CAMERON, John Laing " Ian"
Born October 7, 1925, in Troon, Scotland, passed away in Gimli, Manitoba, on March 9, 2005, at 79 years of age. Ian served in the Royal Navy as a Radioman during World War 2 and moved to Toronto in 1954. His love for the navy lasted all his life, including serving 24 years in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, retiring from H.M.C.S. York in 1978 as Chief Petty Officer. Highlights of his time in the navy included assisting in disaster relief efforts during Hurricane Hazel in Toronto, having the honour of raising the new Canadian flag at Nathan Phillips Square in 1965 and meeting Lord Louis Mountbatten. He moved to Manitoba in 1978 to work for AGDA Space Systems, assisting with scientific rocket testing of the Aurora Borealis. His last years were spent at the Betel Home in Gimli where he was well cared for by the kind staff. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (1984). He is survived by his six children, Heather, Jim, Ross, Lorna, Bruce and Craig nine grandchildren, Kim, Becky, Tara, Marnie, Cameron, Dylan, Jade, Owen, and Maya; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Lachlan, and Rachel. Ian's ashes will be interred at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens in Winnipeg and a memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, March 13th, 2 to 6 p.m. at Jim and Sharon Cameron's home in Toronto, 416-450-5040. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Huntington Society of Canada (www.hsc-ca.org).
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