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Hugh Cameron

June 16, 1943 — October 20, 2023


In Loving Memory of Hugh Edward Cameron June 16, 1943 - October 20, 2023 

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Hugh Edward Cameron, who died peacefully on October 20, 2023 in Barrie, Ontario. Hugh, born on June 16, 1943, touched the lives of many throughout his remarkable journey. Hugh, the son of Hugh and June Rose Cameron was a loving husband to Nancy, a dedicated father of three sons, Mark (Sean), Rob (Rosie) and Paul (Sandy) and a proud grandfather of five beautiful grandchildren, Thomas, Kai, Luke, Talise and Didier. He leaves behind two younger sisters Bonnie (Dave) and Sandy (Murray), and a younger brother Ross (Robyn) (both pre-deceased). 

Throughout his career, Hugh achieved remarkable milestones, such as Canadian Olympic Marathon Coach in 1984, Canadian Marathon Coach for the World Track and Field Championships in 2009 and being on teams involved in various international competitions in Japan, Italy, Venezuela and Germany. He coached all levels from Olympic athletes to recreational runners who competed all over the US and Canada as well as many other countries. All that mattered to him was their commitment to the training required to being the best they could be. He also made a lasting impact as a longtime coach of the Etobicoke Huskies Striders and Newmarket Huskies Track Clubs, encouraging and influencing many athletes. 

He was a man of integrity, kindness, and a warm heart. We celebrate the life of Hugh Edward Cameron, who truly maximized the time that he had. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and the many athletes and coaches he mentored. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or organization close to your heart in Hugh's honour. 

Visitation will be from 5PM to 8PM on November 17, 2023 at Legacy Funeral Home, 55 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5R7. (Enter at Dunlop Street. Turn right into 15 Cedar Pointe Drive and follow alongside Highway 400 side of building, parking and main entrance is beside the Barrie Enforcement Services Office).

A memorial service to commemorate his life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on November 18, 2023 at Northwest Barrie United Church, 464 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie Ontario L4N 7X6 

A reception after the service will be held at the funeral home on Cedar Pointe Drive. 

May he rest in eternal peace, his legacy enduring in the memories of all who knew and loved him.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 18, 2023

3:30 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Northwest Barrie United Church

464 Ferndale Dr N, Barrie, ON L4N 7X6

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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