Obituary – Oral Cameron

ORAL CAMERON

On Aug. 6, 2023, Oral Marena Cameron left us – a beloved mom, sister, aunt and friend.
Oral was born in 1932 at the Kincardine Hospital, Bruce County, Ontario.
Oral passed away peacefully at University Hospital in London. She was loved and will be deeply missed by her daughter Susan, sister Marilyn (Bob) Johnston, sisters-in-law Marina and Sheila Cameron and an abundance of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She will also be missed by friends and neighbours who are grateful to have had Oral in their lives.
She is predeceased by her parents Orville and Verna Finlayson, her husband Murray Cameron, her son Scott, her sister Virene Thompson and brothers-in-law Gordon and Delmar Cameron and Alvin Thompson.
Oral was deeply dedicated to her nursing career. Graduating from Ryerson Institute in Toronto in 1951, she worked in seven hospitals around the province, following husband Murray’s bank transfers. She retired from her much-loved Operating Room position at Humber Memorial Hospital in Weston in 1995 and relocated and settled in London in 1997.
Over her 91 years, her attention to detail and an immense sense of fashion and love of adventure shaped her life. Her travels included over a dozen countries and a spate of states and provinces. If there was a bus, train, plane or cruise ship, she jumped at the chance. Her life was full of fun, mischief and curiosity and she loved a good laugh. She was an avid participant at the London Kiwanis Seniors Community Centre and the Newcomers Alumnae.
Sincere thanks and appreciation to the residents and staff at Royalcliffe Retirement Residence, and immense gratitude to the dedicated, compassionate staff at the London Health Science Centre for their care and support in her final hours.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, the London Regional Cancer Research Program or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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