Allen Orville Cameron had his prayers answered when he was called to Glory on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023, at the age of 98 years, and reunited with the love of his life, Yvonne.
Allen met Yvonne while serving in the RCAF in Moose Jaw in 1943. They knew each other for about 6 weeks before Allen was transferred out, which took him to service in Britain, Italy, and Europe. Allen returned to Moose Jaw at war’s end and after a courtship of a few weeks, they were married. Their marriage lasted for 69 years when Yvonne passed away in 2014. Allen is survived by his son, Brett (Doris) of Halifax, NS; daughter, Cynthia (Brian Gummeson) of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren, Michelle and Alexander; great-grandchildren, Lily and Zoey; a great-grandson to be born in November; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A special mention to Arlene Ayles, who was a special friend to Al and Yvonne and much to Yvonne’s delight, became her personal shopper, keeping her clothes closet more than full. Arlene was with him at his passing.
Allen’s greatest pleasures, aside from family and friends, were his music and singing. He played and sang in the RCAF Concert Band, Lion’s Club Adult Band, the Shrine Military Band and the Oriental Band. Allen was a founding member of the Bad Boys Sax Trio. He was active in several church and adult choirs. He highly valued his life-long memberships in both the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine. A special thank you extended to W/O Marlene Shillingford and CFB Moose Jaw, Don Purrington (ANAVETS Moose Jaw) and the Legion, who collectively made the last years of his life meaningful and very special. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their excellent care during Dad’s final days. Allen’s message to all his friends and family is “Be Happy for Me. I have had a long and wonderful life and look forward to being reunited with Yvonne, “Twinkle”. I could ask nothing more.”
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Majors Clarence and Karen Ingram of the Salvation Army will officiate and interment will take place in Sunset Cemetery at a later date. Those not able to attend may view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. In lieu of flowers, donations in Allen’s name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 150 Albert St, Regina, SK S5R 2N2 or the Salvation Army, 175 1st Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y9. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com