Nancy Elizabeth Cameron (nee Shelley)
Visitaton will be held at the Lucknow United Church on Saturday April 27, 2024 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. 
A Funeral Service will be conducted at the Lucknow United Church on Saturday April 27, 2024 at 3:00 PM.

Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow.
In Memory of
Nancy Elizabeth Cameron (nee Shelley)
December 2nd, 1952 - April 14th, 2024

Place of Death

Wingham & District Hospital, Wingham, Ontario.


Nancy Elizabeth Cameron (nee Shelley) of Lucknow passed away peacefully at Wingham Hospital on Sunday April 14th, 2024 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Jack Cameron for 46 years. She is survived by her children Brent Cameron (Janna) of Toronto, Adam Cameron (Andrea) of Burlington, David Cameron (Sarah) of Kitchener, Meagan Ocholik (James) of Lucknow. Cherished grandma to her 8 grandchildren, Kaylen, Avery, Emma, Will, Isaac, Eli, Olivia, and Remy. Survived by her siblings Dianne Romano, Gordon Shelley (Marie), Joyce Reid (Don), John Shelley (Mee), as well as sister-in-laws Sandy Graham (Hugh), Lynda Weatherdon (Glen) and brother-in-law Douglas Cameron (Anette). She is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Velma Shelley of Mitchell, brothers-in-law Vince Romano, Wayne Wettlaufer and sister-in-law Marilyn Wettlaufer.

Nancy grew up in Mitchell and relocated to Ashfield Township after her marriage to Jack. She cherished her role as an educator at Victoria, Holmesville, and Brookside Public School, where she dedicated many years before her retirement. Nancy's passion for teaching persisted as she continued to serve as a substitute teacher and volunteer at Brookside, as well as with Cradlelink (a program to help young mothers.) She was deeply engaged in the life of Trinity United Church, serving as a choir member, substitute preacher, Sunday school teacher, and board chair. An avid sports enthusiast, Nancy enjoyed playing baseball with the Ashfield A's and curling during the winter months. Summers were spent at her beloved cottage by the lake.
Nancy had a zest for travel, including a year-long teaching exchange in Australia where she explored both Australia and New Zealand extensively. Her adventures also took her to Britain, Scotland, Ireland, China, Portugal and many Caribbean islands, and she enjoyed numerous cruises with her family and friends. In retirement, she and Jack explored North America in their RV. Nancy was also a devoted crafter, continually creating crocheted gifts for her grandchildren, from blankets to hats and stuffed animals.

Nancy bravely battled cancer to the end, showing remarkable resilience and strength. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  In Nancy’s memory, donations can be made to Trinity United Church or Wingham and District Hospital Foundation. 
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Puntillo, the caring nurses at Wingham Hospital, and the dedicated community care partners.


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 Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

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Message from Catherine and Matthew Schijns2024-04-28 14:39:07
We are so sorry for your loss. Love the Schijns
Message from Kevin & Barb Pletch2024-04-27 13:44:16
Jack. Our condolences to you & your family for the loss of your beloved Nancy. She had accomplished a lot in her years. Hugs to all. Kevin & Barb
Message from Karla Hogan 2024-04-27 08:01:52
My sincere condolences to you, Jack and all of your family. It was always good to have a catch-up with Nancy at Lions functions, meals and working in the booth where she was always organized and helpful. May your many wonderful memories of your life together help you at this sad time. Rest In Peace, Nancy.
Message from Annette and Leroy Drennan 2024-04-26 21:07:20
Our condolences jack and family cherish your memories
Message from Diane And Ron Ferguson 2024-04-26 13:45:44
Our Sincere Sympathy to you Jack and your family. Last year at Citrus Ridge, I enjoyed chatting with you and Nancy. Nancy and I talked about the Ashfield community, Trinity, but mostly about your children and Grandchildren. Her love overflowed for them. She talking about having them visit and making clothing for them. Her Grandchildren will cherish Nancy’s gifts. I pray your cherished memories will bring you comfort and peace in the coming days.
Message from Sandi DesChamp2024-04-26 12:32:05
Dear Jack . I have been blessed to meet you and Nancy and feel heartbroken for your loss Jack. You two fought a gallant fight. Hang on to your memories and love ones . Nancy was a special lady. I see she touched a lot of hearts. Prayers to you and your family Sandi
Message from Ken and Lila Procter2024-04-25 17:04:19
Our deepest sympathy to the family. She will be dearly missed as she has touched many many lives in such an incredibly positive way.
Message from Nancy White2024-04-24 13:11:03
My sincere sympathy to Jack and his family at this sad time!!
Message from Ursula, Graeme2024-04-24 04:57:05
Dear Jack, Meg, David, Brent and Adam and families, We were so very sorry to hear such sad news about our dearest friend Nancy. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all at this difficult time in your lives. We will dearly miss her as our friend, her lovely e mails so full of family news and travel and talks on FaceTime. It seems hard for us to believe this has happened dear Jack. Our golf club group were very saddened too and many of them have told me how sad they were to hear this news - you are all in their thoughts too. Love from all - Ursula, Graeme, Mark, Kate, Dale, Blake and Miranda xx Lal Lal, Victoria, Australia.
Message from Rebecca Shelley2024-04-22 13:45:11
Uncle Jack, Meagan, Brent, Adam, David...holding you tightly in my heart at this difficult time, and sharing the many memories of Aunt Nancy that were part of my world growing up. She was part of the village that raised me. My bookshelf is peppered with the books she gave me "from one of the Cameron cousins" at Christmas every year - Anne of Green Gables, Charlotte's Web, Stuart many of the books I cherished as a child, and still do today, are her legacy. Summers by the water and trips to Goderich, with homemade salmon salad sandwiches. And, her laugh, I can hear her laugh. When I went through a rough patch as a teenager, she wrote me an incredible, heartfelt, honest letter talking about our relationship; I still have that letter, it meant so much to me, I wish I'd told her that. To me, she was organized, capable, generous, unflappable, joyful, adventurous, and she loved each of you, Uncle Jack and her children, your spouses, and your children so abundantly, so proudly, so...HUGELY. As you work through this unbearable grief, know that so many are thinking of you, thinking of her, and honouring her impact on so many people. Love and hugs, Rebecca
Message from Kathy & Brian Knechtel & family2024-04-21 20:12:18
Jack…thinking of you and your beautiful family at this difficult time as you begin your grief journey. We have fond memories of Nancy and recall her as a strong role model in her community. Hold each other close💞
Message from Steve and Lynne Mann2024-04-21 19:10:54
Our sincere sympathy Jack to you and your family in this huge loss. Thinking of you all and remembering Nancy.
Message from Monika Irps-Bleeker 2024-04-21 19:09:37
Dear Jack and family, Sending you our deepest condolences. Nancy was a good educator and a kind-hearted person. We wish her family immense strength in this difficult time. Thinking of you Monika and family
Message from Lois Ottewell2024-04-21 12:46:52
I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s death. We taught together at Brookside in the 80’s. To Jack and all the family, I send deepest sympathy. Lois Ottewell.
Message from Buffy Ellis2024-04-20 21:58:46
On behalf of Dennis and myself, sending you and your family our sincere condolences. We only recently became neighbours but you both welcomed us with such kindness. We hope your loving memories bring you peace during this difficult time.
Message from Dixie Motley2024-04-20 20:05:02
We share so many memories - there are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy to you , the kids and your siblings. RIP Nancy.
Message from Greg and Jenny Maney2024-04-20 18:23:55
Jack and family. Our thoughts are with you all. Nancy always had a smile and ready for a chat. She will be forever in our hearts and prayers. Love Greg and Jenny
Message from Kathy & Dave Street2024-04-20 10:44:13
Dear Jack and Family, We send our deepest condolences to everyone who loved Nancy so much. We will be thinking of everyone as you navigate this difficult time in all your lives.
Message from Irene So 2024-04-19 19:51:31
Dear Jack and Family My sincere condolences from Hong Kong. Still lingering in my heart are Nancy’s bravery and encouraging words that she shared during my last visit in Lucknow last summer. We are sure she is resting in peace and God’s loving hands.
Message from Lori (Hackett) & Gary Melitzer2024-04-19 19:40:17
Our sincere condolences Jack and your family. So sorry to have learned of Nancy's passing.
Message from Bill and Suzanne Andrew2024-04-19 18:51:32
Dear Jack, Brent, Adam, David, Meagan, and families, We are so saddened to have lost Nancy, and know that she will be missed by many. She loved teaching at Brookside, and impacted so many young lives. We were lucky to have you all as neighbours, and she was always available if anything was needed. She was a capable and knowledgeable leader at our church, and participated in all aspects. All our family will miss having her in our lives. RIP, Nancy.
Message from Brian Evans2024-04-19 15:01:20
Jack, So Sorry to hear of your loss! My Condolences to you and your family.
Message from Kim and Wayne Phillips2024-04-19 11:50:06
Condolences to the Cameron family on your loss. Many years ago, Nancy patiently passed on her crocheting skills to me. Hoping the good memories help you through the difficult times. Kim and Wayne Phillips
Message from Lorene and Doug Casemore2024-04-19 09:43:56
Jack and family we were so saddened to read of Nancy's passing. She was a wonderful lady, and was so good to the residents at Nine Mile Villa. Hold tight to the memories and each other.
Message from Marvel Johnson 2024-04-19 08:45:39
Oh Jack No words can comfort at this time so I’m wishing you sweet blessings! Marvel
Message from David Griffiths 2024-04-19 08:16:50
Jack I am praying for you and your great family at this time. May all the past memories of Nancy and your combined accomplishments comfort you in the days ahead.
Message from Sheila Clarke2024-04-18 22:31:08
to Jack, Brent, Adam, David and Meagan, I'm so sorry. I truly enjoyed working with and knowing Nancy- her integrity and kindness shone like beacons- along with that understated sense of humour. My sincere sympathy, with love and caring, Sheila/ Mrs. C.
Message from Kent and Jan Alton 2024-04-18 21:46:27
In these moments, when there are no words, know that the ones we love remain beside us, now and always. We are thinking of you, sending strength today and peace in all the days ahead.
Message from Marybelle Cranston 2024-04-18 17:53:38
My sympathy to all the Cameron and extended family at this time
Message from Bob & Melanie Krupp2024-04-18 16:19:10
Jack, family and extended family, We are very sorry to hear of Nancy passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Message from Marvel Johnson 2024-04-18 14:47:27
Oh Jack No words can comfort at this time so I’m wishing you sweet blessings! Marvel
Message from Marjorie Barton (nee Cameron)2024-04-18 13:59:58
Dear Jack , my sincere condolences to you and the family. Nancy will be missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know her.
Message from Donna & George Adams2024-04-18 10:41:00
Dear Jack and Family ~ In your memories, In your heart, Nancy will be with you always. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Message from Margot Messenger2024-04-18 09:25:08
My deepest condolences Jack to you and your Fanily!
Message from June Gilchrist and Family2024-04-18 09:07:11
To all of Nancy's Family we send our sincere sympathy at this sad time. Your memories will help you knowing what she came through.
Message from Judy kelly2024-04-18 07:34:14
Dear Jack I haven’t spoke to you in many years (I was an employee at A&P IN Goderich) but I remember you always speaking dearly of Nancy and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May Nancy RIP.
Message from Danielle Sutton 2024-04-18 06:20:12
Jack and Family, so sad to hear of Nancys passing. I had the opportunity to have our last visit not that long ago on one of her visits to the store. As a student at Brookside, to playing baseball with her and then getting to know her through our visits when she came to get pampered at the salon and shopping at IWTB she was always so supportive and I will miss seeing her and hearing about how proud she was of her family. Thinking of you all during this time. Danielle Sutton
Message from Anne & Philip Porter2024-04-18 01:25:57
To Jack and family. Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of Nancy. We remember her love of teaching here in Australia, her dedication to her students and her willingness to share ideas. We remember many happy times during your stay here in Ballarat and returning trips over the years. Sending hugs. ❤️
Message from Pat and Aubrey Weir2024-04-17 22:48:31
Thinking of the Cameron Family at this sad time. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Nancy.
Message from Mary-Jo Farrish2024-04-17 22:32:08
Jack and family, I was saddened to hear this news. Nancy was a great lady who will be dearly missed by so many. May she RIP❤️. Keep the great memories close.
Message from Debbie Ritchie2024-04-17 20:22:39
I was saddened to hear recently of Nancy's passing. Her zest for life and love for her family was all one could ever ask for, and she showed remarkable love and strength. She was well supported by her amazing family and has left a mark on my heart. May her great memories give you all strength..her love for you is infinite.
Message from Joanne and Dennis Drennan2024-04-17 19:47:09
So sorry to hear of your loss, Jack and family. I enjoyed teaching with Nancy many years ago at Brookside P.S. She'll be greatly missed in the community and by her family. Thinking of you with care and sympathy. Joanne and Dennis
Message from Nancy Potter2024-04-17 17:27:38
Jack and family, please accept our sincere condolences. Keep your memories close to help you at this difficult time. Nancy and Tim Potter (Nancy Quinn)
Message from Mary Gaunt2024-04-17 16:16:31
To Jack and Family, Our Sincere Sympathy to you and your family. Mary (Purdon) & Don Gaunt
Message from Dayle & Jeff Taylor2024-04-17 15:55:29
Jack, Brent, Adam, David, Meagan & family -- our sympathies on Nancy's passing. Cherish the memories. She will be watching over you and all the grandchildren from now on.
Message from Laura Cardinal2024-04-17 15:51:45
Dear Jack and family, I'm sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. She was capable, strong woman and I'm sure you will miss her in all the big and little things. I pray that you find comfort in each other and her faith.
Message from Brad and Gayle Speiran2024-04-17 15:25:13
Jack and family: our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time
Message from Lois Tebbutt2024-04-17 14:39:32
Jack and family: Wayne and I send our sincere condolences to you and to all members of your family upon the loss of Nancy. Nancy and I shared such good memories of our time at Brookside Public School.
Message from Kimberly Timm2024-04-17 14:00:28
Jack and Family Sorry to hear of Nancy's passing I still remember the very first time we met. Hugs to All
Message from Doug/Gail Schroeder2024-04-17 13:54:15
Jack and family: So sorry to read of Nancy’s passing. Our deepest sympathies. -Doug/Gail Schroeder (Winthrop)
Message from Marian Fullerton2024-04-17 13:11:11
Jack and family. Marian and I are greatly saddened and offer our condolences.We ,too,will greatly miss her.
Message from Gary and Janet Caesar2024-04-17 12:27:53
Jack and Family Thinking of you All at this very sad time.Cherish all the good memories you's have made.Love Janet,Gary and Family
Message from Becky (Graham) Hewitt2024-04-17 11:50:53
All our sympathy in this time of great sadness.
Message from Mark Becker2024-04-17 11:16:32
Jack & family Please accept my sincere condolences.
Message from Nancy Park2024-04-17 10:37:58
Sending my deepest sympathy to Jack and family. Although we didn’t see each other often we had a good visit when our paths would cross. I admired her dedication to whatever she was involved in at the time. So very sorry.
Message from Steve & Fiona hallam2024-04-17 01:31:53
Oh no. My heart goes out to the whole family. Nancy was an absolute star, a dear friend, a wise counsel and an outstanding professional. Moreover she was a great human being. My genuine condolences
Message from Anita Frayne2024-04-17 00:54:09
Jack and Family: My deepest condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Anita Frayne
Message from Paul & Andrea Hamilton2024-04-16 21:54:54
Our sincere condolences Jack and to your family! Nancy gave it a good fight. May she rest in peace!
Message from Shauna J Pearse2024-04-16 20:14:50
I am sending heartfelt condolences to all. I have wonderful memories from Brookside, Babysitting the kiddos, and events in the community. Nancy was special, and will be missed. May all your wonderful memories help you to get through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers from afar. Shauna
Message from Mike and Laurie Gallant2024-04-16 20:09:06
Jack and family, our deepest condolences on your loss of Nancy.
Message from John and Maureen DeBruyn2024-04-16 19:33:44
Our deepest sympathies to Jack and Family. Nancy’s kind heart and love of teaching will be remembered by so many! Thinking of you all!
Message from John and Maureen DeBruyn2024-04-16 19:33:17
Our deepest sympathies to Jack and Family. Nancy’s kind heart and love of teaching will be remembered by so many! Thinking of you all!
Message from Brad & Sharon Petteplace2024-04-16 19:07:41
Jack & family: Our sincere condolences to you and all of Nancy’s family. Over the years our paths crossed often as we watched our kids play hockey and also at Lion’s functions.
Message from Telsche Wehrmann2024-04-16 19:02:55
Our deepest condolences to Jack and family. We first met Nancy when she was teaching at Brookside. Thinking of everyone at this sad time. Telsche Wehrmann, Louis Sloetjes and families
Message from Heather and Doug Struthers 2024-04-16 18:01:48
Condolences to you and your family Jack
Message from lisa brindley2024-04-16 16:13:49
Jack and family, my deepest condolences on the passing of Nancy. My children attended Brookside and had the pleasure of being her student. Nancy was a wonderful lady and a very caring person. Lisa Brindley(Bishop).
Message from Brian and Jackie Hymers2024-04-16 16:05:46
Jack and family, Our hearts are breaking for you. Nancy was such a wonderful and lovely person. Her devotion to her church and support shown to Brian during DLM schooling will never be forgotten. We send warm hugs and comforting prayers to your family and friends at this most difficult time. Take care.