In Celebration of

Alan Fergus Cameron

June 13, 1927 -  October 14, 2020

Alan Fergus Cameron passed away peacefully October 14, 2020, at age 93, at Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home, Nepean, Ontario.

He was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, raised out west, and married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Irving, in Edmonton, Alberta in 1951. As he was too young to volunteer for WWII, Alan later joined the Armed Forces, being posted to many places in Canada and England over the next 20 years. During his military career, he rose to the rank of Captain, spending most of a year as a peacekeeper in Lebanon; teaching recruits chemical warfare at Base Borden; researching rubber that would tolerate a Canadian winter; then attending the Military College in Swindon, England, before working at the Canadian Military Embassy in London, England, for 3 years.

After returning to Canada in 1969, Alan decided to retire from his military career, and went back to college once again, receiving a teaching degree. He enjoyed teaching grades 4-8 tremendously in schools in both Kars and Nepean, Ontario, until he retired again. He was an enthusiastic and innovative teacher.
Throughout all these moves, he was a beloved and loving, supportive husband and father, and gave his children and all his dogs a wonderful life.

After retiring from teaching, Alan volunteered at the Canadian War Museum, becoming an archivist in the museum Library for 28 years. He continued to enjoy this work into his 80s.
Alan had many hobbies and interests, but the most enduring was a love of researching our family tree. He became our enthusiastic and committed family historian.

Alan is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gloria; his four daughters - Sandra (Don Wrenshall), Leslie (Bob Simpson), Cindy (Jack Ayotte) and Laurie; as well as 8 grandchildren – Mike, Brian, Maegan, Kate, Stephan, Emily, Cameron and Alanna, and 4 great-granddaughters – Hannah, Anne, Isla and Phoebe. He was predeceased by his older brother, Donald.

Due to coronavirus, there will be no service at this time. The family will be arranging a Celebration of Life and Inurnment at a future date. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society and the Ottawa Heart Institute would be welcomed.


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Victoria Graham (Family Friend)

Entered October 15, 2020 from Ottawa

He will be missed. How blessed we all were to have known him.

Roger and Lise Duchesne (Cindy's sister/brother-in-law)

Entered October 16, 2020 from North Bay

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Roger, Lise and family.

Debbie Linnen (Friend)

Entered October 17, 2020 from Sherwood Park, AB

He was a fun and loving man who will be missed. Jim and I send our prayers to all.

Jane Naisbitt 

Entered October 18, 2020 from Ingersoll

I had the pleasure of working with Alan at the Canadian War Museum where he was a dedicated volunteer for many years. He always arrived with a smile and a story or two about the family dogs. Alan was an inspiration - thanks to him I'm volunteering now in my retirement. He will be missed.

Gudrun Heinze (He was my best friend's dad in highschool)

Entered October 19, 2020 from Toronto

It's a zillion years since high school but I remember him as a nice fellow, a funny guy who put up with our antics as Laurie (my constant companion in high school) would do things like try to make me eat a raw hotdog. I always felt welcome in his home - he was very different from my father (who was always absent working) and had a great sense of humour. Condolences to all who knew him.


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