It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of James ‘Jimmy’ Archibald Cameron, age 78, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the An Cala Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on May 18, 1939, in Sydney, Jimmy was the son of late Murdock and Johnena (MacDonald) Cameron.
Jimmy was recognized as a career truck driver with an incredible work ethic, he worked many years with Swifts Canada and CP Express in Toronto. Later he returned home to Sydney to work as a Broker for CP, followed by many years working alongside his brothers with Cameron Trucking. Jimmy later retired as a Broker alongside his respected friends at Armour Transport.
Dad had a passion for tinkering with old cars and a sharp memory of the many back roads of Cape Breton without requiring a GPS. Jimmy loved the traditional local music, sharing time with his brothers, sisters and many extended family and friends. He will be remembered by his family and friends for being a kind gentle soul. Dad will be greatly missed by those whom crossed his path in life.
Jimmy is survived by his children, Benita (James) DesRoches, Orangeville, Ont., Joan (Eric) Deveaux, Dartmouth, Jamie (Rosanne), Sydney, and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Ethel (Jim) Rooth, Patricia (Trevor) Hanson, Donnie, Beatrice (Doug) Wall, Raymond (Wendy), Murdock (Karen); as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by his brothers, John Cameron, Gregory Lawrence and sister, Jessie.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of James ‘Jimmy’ Archibald Cameron will be held in Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, January 14, 2018. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service.
Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Jimmy may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one’s choice.
The family gives a special thank you to Dr. Glen Worth for his many years of committed care, and friendship provided to Dad. We also give much thanks to the doctors and nurses in 3B and palliative care unit for the care given to Jimmy during his time of need.
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Sincere Sympathy to Joanie, Jamie, Patricia and all the Family on your great loss. Cousin Donna & Family
From: Donna MacIver
Sorry to hear of Jimmys passing. Our condolences to the Cameron family for your loss
From: Peter and Linda Johnston