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On August 6, 2023 Oral Marena Cameron left us. Beloved Mom, Sister, Aunt and Friend.
Oral was born in 1932 in Kincardine Hospital, Bruce County, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents,
Orville and Verna Finlayson, her husband Murray Cameron, her son Scott, her sister Virene Thompson,
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 7 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, 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.
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 nephews. She will also be missed by friends and
neighbours who are grateful to have had Oral in their lives.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the residents and staff at Royalcliffe Retirement Residence. And
our immense gratitude to the dedicated, compassionate staff at the London Health Science Centre for
their care and support in her final hours.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 6 pm to 8pm. Funeral service will be held Friday,
August 11, 2023 at 11am at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to London Health Sciences Foundation, London Regional
Cancer Research Program and Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Please select one of the family's preferred charities:
We send our deepest condolences to Susan and all Oral's family and friends at this sad time. She always added an extra spark to the lives of everyone she was around. may special memories bring comfort in the days ahead.
Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson