Harriett Olive Cameron
Ollie Cameron (Bassett) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thurs., Sept. 1, 2005, at the Osgoode Township Care Centre. She had celebrated her 90th birthday on May 15, 2005.
Ollie was born in Ottawa to parents Harry and Eva Bassett (Acres). Her mother died when Ollie was three years old and she went to Vernon to be raised by her grandparents George and Clara Acres. She married Leonard Cameron in 1939 and they spent most of their married life in Vernon. Leonard passed away in 1971. They had six children Glenn (Debbie) of N.B., Heather (Winston Bellinger) of Vernon, Helen (Alf Winton) of Dawson City, Yukon, Leona (Ken McDonald) of Vernon, Grace (Andy Bouchard) of Mexico, and Ian of Crysler.
Ollie was the cherished grannie of Greg (Roberta), Kyle, Paula (Dr. Jeff McAuley), Susan Bellinger, Sarah, Alexandra and Stephen Winton, and Meaghan Dodds. She was the special great-grannie to Paul and Gracie McAuley and Nicholas Cameron. She was the sister of the late Gordon (Lillian), Jack (Joan), and Doug. She was the much loved sister-in-law of Effie and Gerald Morris (deceased), Dan Cameron (Joanie), Hugh (Bobbie – deceased), and Alan Cameron (Betty).
She was very involved in the Presbyterian Church in Vernon, the W.M.S. and Ladies Aid and the Vernon Women’s Institute. She was a life member of the W.M.S. and W.I. She was a great friend to many.
Visitation was at the Duncan Funeral Home in Metcalfe on Sept. 5. The funeral was held on Sept. 6 followed by interment at Springhill Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the Township of Osgoode Care Centre for the wonderful care our Mom received while she was there for the past seven years.
Donations to the Township of Osgoode Care Centre and the Osgoode Presbyterian Church elevator fund are most appreciated.