John D. Cameron died unexpectedly in hospital in Moncton, just shy of his 84th birthday on June 2, 2021. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
John was born in 1937 in Moncton and was predeceased by his parents Roy and Annie (nee Chapman) and sister Joan.
Growing up in Moncton, he was an avid and gifted tennis and baseball player. He went on to study Engineering at Acadia University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia. It was in Halifax that he met his wife Anna, with whom he shared many years and adventures! John spent his career working for CN Rail on Prince Edward Island, Moncton and Toronto and retired in 1991. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church in Riverview and the Moncton Probus Club.
A quiet, gentle and devoted family man, he loved time with his family especially the summers at the cottage in Pointe-du-Chene where he expertly cooked lobster for all who visited, but couldn’t eat it himself! It was there that "Papa John" taught many visiting little ones how to swim. John was well known for driving Ford cars, taking various models (and various relatives) across Canada and the United States. He had a special skill for transporting oversized renovation materials locally which would inevitably perch half in and half outside the vehicle.
An avid woodworker in retirement, he built many things over the years that are cherished by his family and will be passed on to future generations. He quietly helped friends and neighbors with whatever project they had on the go and made sure they had the right tools for the job. He delivered newspapers for a sick son, taught grandchildren to swim and was the grand creator of Papa John burgers.
John is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Anna (nee McKillop) and children Nancy (Toronto) and Brian and his wife Maureen (Sudbury), grandchildren Anna, Marly and Hugh and niece Sandy Stevenson (Oklahoma).
No visiting by personal request. Cremation has taken place under the care of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd. Moncton (858-1995) and the date of the funeral service will be announced soon.
Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation (friendsfoundation.ca) the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) or a charity of your choice. Online condolences for the family may be shared on the Funeral Home Facebook page or at: