Charles Gordon Cameron

04-Sep-1921 - 05-Aug-2022

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In Loving Memory

Charles Gordon Cameron MD, FRCP(C)
September 4, 1921 – August 5, 2022
After a rich life full of love and joy, Gordon died in Toronto in his 101st year.
Gordon was the beloved husband of Doreen, who died in 2010; predeceased by siblings Marion, Elizabeth, and Duncan; cherished father of Christopher (Karen), Virginia (Leonard), Gordon (Marjorie), Ian, and David (Kristine); fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Born in Toronto in 1921, Gordon entered medical school at U of T a few days after the start of World War II. After graduation in 1944 he served as a Captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. After an internship at Toronto Western Hospital and residencies in internal medicine at Wellesley and Sunnybrook Hospitals, he and his new bride Doreen sailed to London, England in 1951, where he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.
In 1954 he was part of the enterprising medical staff that founded Scarborough General Hospital, serving as the hospital’s first Chief of Medicine and ending his career as Director of the Crockford Pavilion. He retired from practice in 1987.
Possessed with a lifelong love of learning, Gordon was always wistful about the perfunctory speed with which he passed through university during the War, so after he retired from medicine, he began taking undergraduate courses in Humanities at Glendon College, eventually graduating with his BA at age 80.
All his long life, Gordon manifested a love of outdoors and the natural world. From his teenage canoe trips in Algonquin Park to fifty summers with Doreen and his extended family at Kawagama Lake, he was most at peace when he was surrounded by fresh water and boreal forest. He also cherished the unnumbered hours he spent in his home workshop, where his woodworking output ranged from guitars to canoes.
Over the years his children were the beneficiaries of his understanding of the outdoors, his scope of knowledge, his love of music, his sense of humour, and his gentle wisdom.
Special thanks to Dr. Alena Hung and the Nursing Care staff of K2E, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, for their exemplary care and support.
There has been a private family interment. In remembrance, please consider a donation to the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre or the charity of your choice.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by John Kelly | 13-Aug-2022

Sincere condolences from Scotland. I have never met Dr Cameron but felt that I knew him through my regular email correspondence with Ginny, with whom I have recorded several musical collaborations over the past several years as we shared our love of Scottish (and other) music. I learned a lot about him from her stories, and we found it fascinating that I shared Cameron genes from my maternal grandmother, a Gaelic speaker from Acharacle.

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