Obituary of Andrew Roderick Cameron
Andrew Roderick Cameron
(October 29, 1927 - March 26, 2019)
“The idea is to die young, as late as possible”, and after 91 years ANDREW R CAMERON, formerly of Sedgewick, did just that. On March 26, 2019, Andy left us suddenly, but not before touching the lives and hearts of many with his smiling eyes and laughter, sharing a few interesting stories along the way. He believed interaction with family, friends, and neighbours is what life is all about.
He was the youngest and last living child of Andrew A. and Mary E. Cameron, and was born on the homestead south of Sedgewick, where he spent most of his life. In 1972 he married Melba and became an instant father of two teenage girls, giving freely the greatest gift…love.
His love for all, including animals, particularly horses, was apparent in everything he did. It has been said “...the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” His interests were very broad outside of farming and livestock, they included horse racing, veterinary work, as well as woodworking. He was also an active member in the united church, his community and politics. Later in life he took up writing, and published three books. In one he writes “It is your turn” encouraging others to write some family history, saying “your grandchildren may not be interested now but in the future, after you have died, they may wish they had asked you about some things”.
Andy will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Melba; two daughters Laurie (Barry) Nordstrom, and Kathryn (Gord) Lohr; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many very special nieces and nephews.
The family would to thank the caring staff and the Seasons retirement community.
“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, and the memories that were made no one can steal”.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Nyarota officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the charity of one's choice.