Brian Cameron

Obituary of Brian Jay Cameron

Brian Jay Cameron (NSLS #358) was born August 21, 1947. He died on January 31, 2020, while surrounded by his wife and children. He is survived by his wife Christy Ann (without an e), Bridgeville, NS, his daughter Sheila (Calum) MacPherson, Kilmorack, Scotland, sons; Duncan (Jennifer) Bridgeville, NS, Neil (Lynsey), Toronto, ON. Grandchildren; Christy and Duncan MacPherson, Jane Cameron, and a soon to be grandchild from Neil and Lynsey. He is also survived by his only sister Kathy (Brian) Campbell. He was predeceased by his parents, Hoyes A. Cameron (NSLS #18) and W. Kathleen Cameron. He was also predeceased by his grand daughter, Erin M. Cameron. Brian J. was a man who liked to make his point in as few words as possible and liked to keep his personal life private. If he could explain something in one sentence he would. He liked to find humour in every aspect of life, good or bad, and you had to be quick to catch his dry wit and sarcasm. He worked hard and took pride in all that he did, especially during his 28 year career as a NSLS with DNR and his remaining working years with Landmark Survey Limited. His children may know every corner post and crown line he and his crew ran; as he liked to point them out. His garden was kept neat and tidy and his woodpiles were straight and true. He could tell a lot about a person by how they piled their firewood. Let his firewood pile speak for itself. He had a 52 year hobby of making maple syrup; his attention to detail was of utmost importance, as was evident in the product he made. Papa/Poppy was a master at wiggling his ears; for added effect he would attach clothespins, much to the delight of his grandchildren. Brian took great pleasure in playing the fiddle and piano. His greatest pleasure was listening to, and accompanying his children’s and grandchildren’s musical talents. He loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, as any husband, father, grandfather should. Each had their own unique relationship with him and each has their own story to tell. He was once told, “ Rome wasn’t built in a day.” His response: “That’s because I wasn’t in charge, and you wouldn’t have been working for me.” He was a member of the Bridgeville United Church which he attended regularly. He was kind to those he liked and was kind to those he tolerated. Cremation, visitation, and burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Bridgeville United Church.
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