John “Red” Cameron


It is with saddened hearts that we announce the death of John “Red” Cameron on December 27, 2022, at Marianhill Palliative Unit with family by his side in his 92nd year.

John Joseph Angus Cameron of Petawawa, beloved husband of 70 years of Janet Cameron (nee Antler). He leaves behind his children, John (Theresa), Wanda, Janice Lee, Andrew (Debra) and the late Frederick Cameron, all of Petawawa. Cherished Pappie to Christopher, Terrilyn, Holly and Robert Cameron. Great-grandfather to Quinn, Scarlett, Jayson, Taylor, Logan and Finnley. Dear brother to Neil (Margaret) and Charles (Judy), late Willard, Cora Lee, Rachel and Beatrice. Son of the late Ronald and Ruth Cameron (nee Kilby) of Brockville. Survived and missed by many nieces and nephews.

John joined the Armed Forces in 1949, where he did tours in the Korean War, Germany, Whitehorse, Egypt, Gagetown and Petawawa, retiring in 1976 as a Warrant Officer. John “Red” having the trade of vehicle mechanic went into business establishing Red’s Garage & Auto Parts and Petawawa Taxi. Upon his second retirement at 75, Red enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed fishing and going to his son’s camps.

Memorial visitation will be held at Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke, on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 1 until 3 pm, followed by a memorial service in the chapel. Spring interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke.

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