On February 11, in his 66th year, in Almonte, Ont. Beloved husband of Catherine (Dunn) for 44 years. Devoted father to Ian (Fran), Sarah, Christian and Julia. Proud and loving grandfather of Abigail, Simon, Jonah and Amelia Cameron, and Isaac and Hatlee Porteous. Bernard was the son of the late Margaret (Saunders) and John Ralph Cameron (Lieutenant Colonel, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry). He was the brother of Victor Haines (Beverley) of Montreal, Peter Haines (deceased), John Cameron (Anne Rice) of Nova Scotia, Donald Cameron of Barrie, and Ronald Cameron (Linda) of Kingston. Also Mary, Elizabeth, David, James, Thomas and Robert Cameron (deceased).
Son-in-law of Marie Dunn (nee: Dewan) and the late John Patrick Dunn. Brother-in-law of Michael (Sue Evans), Patrick (Gail), Margaret, Kevin (Gwen), Maureen (Doug Crane), Sheilagh (Daniel Cybulski), MaryAnn (Archie Chisholm), David (Cindy Winther), Angel (Peter Krumme), Theresa (Jay Scholes) and Peter.
Bernard was born on May 26, 1950, in Ottawa and moved to Almonte with his parents in 1955. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Almonte, as well as three years at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora. He subsequently earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of Western Ontario, London. He was a respected English teacher at high schools in Dresden, Wallaceburg and Chatham before moving back to Almonte with his family in 1994. He then joined the Upper Canada District School Board and taught at high schools in Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and Almonte before retiring in 2007. Bernard was a Boy Scout leader for 25 years and a member of the board of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum for 17 years. After retirement from teaching, he remained dedicated to public service, elected to two terms as a councillor for the municipality of Mississippi Mills.
Friends and family may call at the
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL
127 Church Street, Almonte, Ont. (613)256-3313
on Wednesday, February 17 from 6 to 8 PM and on Thursday from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Friday at Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte for Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Cremation to follow.
For those who may choose to honour Bernard with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital or Holy Name of Mary Memorial Fund
Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com