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Current Oatmeal Rag Newsletter #28
March 2018

Upcoming Association & Regimental Activities: 

Cameron Association Executive Meeting Schedule:

 Next Executive Monthly Meeting: 
 1900 hrs 02 April 2018  #4 St James Legion VA Rm downstairs

 Regular Executive meetings: 2017 - 18 1900 for 1930 hrs #4 St James Legion  VA Rm
 Apr 02, 2018
 Je 04,  2018


 DATE & TIME: 1200 hrs 24 MARCH 2018
 GRID: 575 BERRY ST, WPG - just off of Route 90
 COST: $16 and up depending on how many races you want to take part in

 The Cameron Association has issued a challenge to serving members to go-cart racing at Speedworld Indoor
 Kart Track at 575 Berry Street for 1200 hours March 24th, 2018. Cost is $16 for one race, $30 for two or $40 for three. There is also a Le Mans option ($125 per kart, but drivers swap out for 45 minutes).

 Non-serving members welcome also! Post if you would like to attend so I can get the booking in a few days in advance to the date (they only take group bookings a few days in advance).

 Of course, if you don't want to be embarrassed by a bunch of old people, then don't bother.....

Cameron Association Membership Information

 - Please read the information provided at the link below:

 Cameron Association Constitution & Bylaws 26 Sept, 2011

  - Please contact the site administrator regarding any further questions and how & where to pay your dues
    via the "Contact Us" link near the top of the page.  

My Grandfather/Father was a Cameron, where can I find out more about his service ?
Here is a link to the Library and Archives Canada web site. You can contact them to obtain the military service record of your ancestor:

 Library & Archives Canada (link confirmed 04 Sept 2014)

 I need a piper for a Cameron Association member’s funeral. What do I do ?

 For those of you who are trying to plan ahead or suddenly need to book a piper for one of our Comrades and don’t know how it is done here you go:
 1. Contact the President of the Cameron Association or the Editor of the Oatmeal Rag at a reasonable hour; and

 2. We’ll pass you the contact information of the current Cameron Pipe-Major (because the appointment does actually change from century to century or so and otherwise you may call the wrong guy); and
 3. The P/M will help you to make the appropriate arrangements.

 Verification of Former Service DS Solution:
 You can make a request under the Access to Information Act, which will provide you with proof of your service with the Camerons.
 Thanks very much to Sgt V. Sellars of the WGOR. 
 Please click on the link:

Link to start a VFS request


(Former Cold War Cameron P/M Sandy Beattie's widow)
On Friday, May 12, 2017, Bunty passed away peacefully at Golden West Centennial Lodge, at the age of 87 years. Remaining to cherish Bunty's memory are her daughter Anne Gray (Mark); and grandchildren as well as her great-granddaughter Bodhi. In Scotland she leaves one sister and one brother. On April 6, 1930, Bunty was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the oldest of 14 children. She married Alexander (Sandy) Beattie in 1952 and their daughter Anne was born in 1953. The family immigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Winnipeg. After Anne left home, Bunty and Sandy moved to Carman where Bunty remained until returning to Winnipeg in 1999. Bunty was a true Scot and returned to Scotland many times to visit family.
A private family gathering was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may still be made to the Salvation Army Golden West Centennial Lodge, 811 School Road, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0S8. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665

Full obit published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 20, 2017

November 15, 1926 October 8, 2017 Peacefully, Donald Morrison slipped away in the early morning, surrounded by his family. In the course of almost 91 years, Don touched a great many lives with his laughter, charisma, musicianship and wisdom. He is survived by the love of his life, wife Rose; daughters, Catherine (Howard), Carolyn, Colleen (Mark); son Colin; special niece Sandi Mitchell and numerous other nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Don grew up in the West End of Winnipeg and, with his father a teamster, had a lifelong fondness for the "heavy" horses. Losing his father in a tragic accident at age 12, Don had to grow up early as the family struggled in the hard times of the Depression. His father had started teaching him the Highland bagpipes at age nine, and this would be one of the defining aspects of Don's life. He began playing with the Cameron Cadet Pipe Band even prior to reaching the minimum age for joining (12), and played with them until he was 19, leaving as Pipe Major.
Piping, Minto Armouries and his Cameron buddies were the formative influences in his adolescence. He joined the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Reserve as a 17 year old and maintained a life-long association with the Camerons and their Pipe Band. In 1947, he joined the Winnipeg Police Force and immediately joined the Police Pipe Band. Don went on to be a member of the Police Force for 39 and one half years (retiring as Acting Superintendent) and incredibly, a member of the Pipe Band for 53 years (18 years as Pipe Major).
During his busy years as a police officer and as a member of the Police Pipe Band, Don was also father to a young family. He juggled shift work, piping and home commitments, all while serving as the band instructor of the Cameron Cadet Pipe Band, a position he held for 20 years (retiring as a Captain in the Reserve Army). Piping and drumming lessons were delivered in his home basement to anyone with an interest and willing to practice free of charge.
Don believed in passing on the craft, as he himself had been the beneficiary of legendary instructors such as Doug Will and Sandy Cameron, and many former students became his fellow band members. Long before trips for young people became somewhat routine, Don took his Cadet Band to Texas to compete, even supervising Grade 12 Departmental examinations en route so everyone could attend. The Band did well, achieving international honours and Don, competing individually, won the North American competition. At the same time, the Police Pipe Band was one of the finest Pipe Bands in North America and travelled extensively throughout the Continent.
In 1960, Don was chosen as the solo piper accompanying the Pine to Palm Tour, a three bus campaign comprised of prominent politicians, business owners, and press promoting tourism and commerce along the route from Winnipeg to New Orleans. This culminated with Don being made an honorary citizen of New Orleans. Don was selected as Pipe Major of a Massed Military Band comprised of Reserve Army and Cadet Band members that played at the Hemisfair in San Antone, Texas. He was Pipe Major of the 200 member Massed Pipe and Drum Band of Winnipeg for the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena. Don was also the designated piper for innumerable official functions and played for Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Lieutenant Governors, Prime Ministers, Provincial Premiers and Mayors.
He also played at the Dieppe Reunion in France in 1983, after which he was able to visit his brother Colin's grave in Sage, Germany, where Colin had been shot down in one of the last raids of the Second World War. His enthusiasm never waned and in 1992 he founded the ANAVET #283 Legion Pipe Band, which continues on to this day. Don continued playing and in his last competition in 1993 at 66 years of age, he took 1st prize in the Masters category at the Fergus Highland Games.
To put those achievements in perspective however, a listing of Don's many other awards and acknowledgments is required. Don was also intensely interested in politics and history and virtually never missed a day reading the newspaper or watching the news on television. He was an avid reader and, until just a couple of weeks ago, was still reading three to four books weekly. He could equally discuss the antecedents of the First World War or the re-opening of Portage and Main!
There was another side of him too though, and this was his humanity something almost palpable you could feel when you were with him. He loved his family, taking pride in their achievements and development as they became young adults. That warmth extended too to animals, and he loved his dogs. While slightly cynical, as you might expect after 39 plus years as a police officer, he never lost a belief in the basic goodness of people, nor indeed in the greatness of this city, province and country, though the Winnipeg Jets did vex him from time to time. Don was intensely proud of his Scottish heritage, but equally proud to be Canadian. He left as a proud Scot and a true Canadian. A Celebration of Life was be held on Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 61 Picardy Pl. (Portage Ave. and Canora - east of Vimy Ridge Park).

Full obit published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 13, 2017

Editor's note: Yet again this year another Cameron legend has passed on and his celebration of life was just that. The massed bands of the Camerons, the Winnipeg Police (and I think I saw more than a few #283 ANAF members in the mix too) were simply magnificent. I have no idea when First Prebyterian last saw so many pipers of such high caliber present, but from Lord Lovat's Lament to Highland Cathedral those playing sent Donny off in style. I'm pretty certain that Monty and Don were looking on from the Great Band Room Above with approval.

(SWW and Cold War Cameron RSM Tim Parynuik's widow)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Theresa Parynuick, of Newton, Manitoba, on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Portage General Hospital, at the age of 93 years. Left to mourn her passing are her son, Timothy Parynuick Jr., brother, Reg Omichinski, and other family of in the Omichinski and Parynuick families. She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy Parynuick Sr.
Frances was born in Ladywood, Manitoba on October 25, 1923. About the age of 10, she moved with her parents and siblings to the Oakville, Manitoba district where her parents had bought land to continue farming. There she attended Elm River School and helped on the family farm. During the latter part of the Second World War, she moved to British Columbia to live with her married sisters, Lee and Kate where she worked making plywood, repairing damaged bombers and constructing new airplanes. Her job in the aircraft factories was riveting.
At the end of the war, she returned to Manitoba where she married Tim Parynuick, a Second World War veteran, on January 1, 1946. In the spring of 1946, Frances and Tim moved to the farm owned by Mike Parynuick, Tim's grandfather. There they began their life long occupation of farming.
In July of 2006, Tim passed away and Frances continued operating the farm. Because she rented the farm out on a crop share basis, she was considered a farmer until the day she passed away. Throughout her life, Fran (Franny) worked hard. Besides running a household and raising a family, she had to participate in the daily routine of operating a farm. Fran and Tim had a mixed operation with grain, chickens and a cow/calf herd. The early days of farming did not incorporate the labour saving devices we now see. Manual labour was the norm. Even as a teenager on her parents' farm, she worked at farming, such as taking teams of horses out to the field during the busy times of the year.
Yet throughout this life of work, Mom had time to enjoy herself and the friends and relatives around her. She was low key but really enjoyed a good get-together. There were many family parties at the farm. In later years when they could afford it, Mom and Dad made several trips to Europe to commemorate Dad's involvement in the war and to visit Dad's sister in Ukraine.
Fran was a good community person. She was a member of the Curtis Ridge Community Centre for many years, helping to put on their Fall suppers and other events. Mom did many things.
Fran enjoyed people. Mom would talk to people at the drop of a hat. She had opinions but rarely spoke negatively about anyone. Mom loved life even at some of its darkest times. After a cry or a rant, she would pick herself up and get on with things.
Her funeral Mass was held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, and interment was at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
If desired, donations may be made in memory of Fran to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolences may be made online at Omega Funeral Home - 204-857-4621

Full obit published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 15, 2017

Alan Abramson was born February 26, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in both Winnipeg and Vancouver, Canada, where he spent much time outdoors fishing and pursuing outdoor activities. Joining the Queen's Own Cameron Highlander Regiment at 16 initiated his life-long interest in military history, as well as history in general. At 18, he moved to the US to attend college. Crewing on Alaskan fishing boats in the summers led to his life's passion – owning and operating his own commercial fishing business. Alan and his wife Michelle purchased both a seine permit and set net permits with sites on the Kodiak Bear Refuge at the southwest corner of Kodiak Island. Alan and the family spent half of each year for 27 years fishing salmon and crab – both King and Dungeness. He built the family's cabins in Moser Bay, enjoying the interesting and anachronistic life of making a living from the sea, and traveling only by seaplane, skiff or boat. The strong friendships forged then have lasted a lifetime. He partnered in a marine fabricating business in Portland, Oregon for several years, and built and ran vessels up to 65' in length. With his wife and son, he traveled widely in Australia, India, Mexico, and Europe. Since 1990 he had resided in Corbett, Oregon, volunteering at several local 501(c)3's. He was a member of the Columbia Grange #267, the Crown Point Country Historical Society, Banzai, and The Military Vehicle Collector's Club of Oregon.

Survivors include his wife Michelle, son Gunnar, cousins David Lindsay, Don Abramson, Rick Abramson, and Heather Freeman and nephew Markus Abramson.

Donations in his name may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, Chintimini Wildlife Sanctuary, or the Crown Point Country Historical Society.

BOWMAN, Floyd Edward - It is with the deepest and most profound sadness that our family announces the passing of Floyd on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in his 94th year. He is now reunited with his wife Marjorie. A resident of Norview Lodge, Floyd was a World War II Veteran who recently received the Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour, was a lifetime member and past Sergeant of Arms, and Poppy Chairman at the Hugh Allen Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 of Port Dover. He is survived by his sons Bruce (Leslie), Richard (Ann, predeceased), Chris (Marianne), grandchildren Nadine (Matt), Jennifer (Bill), and great-grandchildren Emilie, Curtis and Grace. Predeceased wife Marjorie of 58 plus years was a member of the British Women's Land Army and a war bride. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hugh Allen Royal Canadian Legion Branch 158 in Port Dover on Sunday, May 21st from 1-4 p.m. Private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff of the Norview Lodge in Simcoe for the care they provided Floyd during his stay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or your local Poppy Fund. He will be remembered by his relatives, friends and Legion Comrades. Interment for Marjorie and Floyd will be at the Bayview Cemetery and Crematorium in Burlington, Ontario.
Editor's Note: Floyd's son Chris is sending me a package containing the video of the ceremony where he was presented with the Legion of Honour. In the meantime here's a bit of a write up about Floyd for you.
The Port Dover Maple Leaf's write up about Floyd's Legion of Honour presentation:

RONALD JOHN FORSYTH DAWSON November 24, 1933 - March 29, 2017 Our beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the St. Boniface Hospital. Left to mourn are his wife Shirley (nee McCallum); son Ian (Viviana); daughter Susan Tereck (Gord), daughter Colleen Paterson (Bob); and son Malcolm (Karen); plus fourteen grandchildren, Catherine (Jason), John, Meghan (John), Sean, Grace, Ron (Sandra), Tom (Lena), Ivan, Marisa (Adam), Sara, Trevor, Caitilin (Ryan), Colleen (David), Cameron; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Chris, Ryan, Cameron, Ethan, Devon, Ashley, Mikayla, Haley, Jonah, Hanna, Alex, Jack, Adrianna, Riley and Madeline. Dad was born and raised in Winnipeg where he met mother and married at the age of nineteen. He served his city as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service and retired as Patrol Sergeant #155 in 1980. He served his country as a member of the Canadian Forces beginning in 1951 as a Private in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Army Reserve and finishing in 1980 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve Cadet Instructors List. He learned to play bagpipes as a young person and played for many years in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums and the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band. In his retirement he played with the Anavet Unit 303 Pipes and Drums. He was an avid shooter as a member of the Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association and the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association. He often won the matches in Winnipeg, then competed on the Manitoba team annually in Ottawa and also made several trips to Bisley, England to compete on the Canadian team. He was an avid snooker and billiard player and could be found several times a week practicing at the Army, Navy and Air Force Unit #1. He was also Bro. Ronald J.F. Dawson 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a member of Millennium Lodge #182. A source of pride and joy were the two cottages he built, with his family, at Long Lake, MB and the days spent enjoying hunting, fishing and nature. He enjoyed this long and healthy life only because, by the grace of God and the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, he received the gift of sobriety in 1980. Because of recovery he was able to appreciate and cherish every moment spent with family at various gatherings. Special thanks to Dr. Sharma and staff on 5E and the ICU at St. Boniface Hospital. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Salvation Army. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the John Osborn VC ANAF Unit #1 at 300-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 03, 2017

EDWARD HAROLD MONTGOMERY (MONTY) Edward Harold Montgomery (Monty), passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on April 4, 2017 at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 89 years. Monty is survived by his wife of 68 years, Phyllis D. Montgomery (nee Henderson) and his six surviving children, Barbara Wipf (Paul), Edward "Gar" (Connie), Doug (Donna), Beverly Montgomery-Foster (Fred), Diana Montgomery/Hanslip (Ray), Lloyd Montgomery, and Donnie in Heaven. He has 13 grandchildren, Michael Hunt (Millie), Brad Hunt, and Jackie Hunt (David); Carolyn Brightnose (Dale), Dan Montgomery (Theresa), Michael Montgomery (Carly); Matthew Montgomery (Barbara); Mackenzie, Duncan, and Christina Murta; Joshua, Katey and Eliza Montgomery, as well as 14 great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren. Dad is also survived by his brothers, Don and Bill Montgomery (Joan) and one sister-in-law Evelyn Hjeldness; numerous nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbours. Monty was born in Winnipeg to William and Rose Montgomery (nee St. Germaine) on November 24, 1927. He was raised in Winnipeg's North End during the Great Depression with his three brothers, Bill, Lloyd and Don. During the Second World War his two older brothers joined the Royal Canadian Navy and Dad, eager to serve, convinced his father to let him join up at the age of 16--lying about his age by one year. Thankfully all three brothers came home. In 1947, Dad met the love of his life at a dance hall in Winnipeg, Phyllis Henderson. Mom and Dad married on December 4, 1948. Soon after, the babies started coming, seven in total. In the late 1940s Dad started working with his father in the plumbing business, the beginning of a long successful career. During the 1950s the family moved for a few years to Castlegar, BC and then Coaldale, AB, eventually returning to Winnipeg. In 1962, Dad and Mom bought a brand new home on Knox Street in Assiniboia, where they remained until moving to Deer Lodge Center a few months ago. In addition to his service in the Second World War in the Navy, Dad also served in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlander's Pipes and Drums, first as a tenor drummer, then he was promoted to Drum Major in the 1960's, a post he took most seriously and proudly. He retired from the Cameron's in 1982, and also served as Drum Major in the Khartum Shriner's Pipes and Drums, the Manitoba Pipes and Drums, and, more recently, ANAVETS Unit 283 Pipes and Drums with his daughter Barbara, who remains a piper with the 283. Monty was passionate about life and passed that joy to his children, grandchildren, and really anyone who came in contact with him. He loved his wife, his family, his pets, his hockey, his pipe bands, his work, all his friends and the odd beer or two. Not always in that order, however love was always central to his life and the absolute center of that was Mom. Don't worry Dad we'll take care of her for you, like you always did us. Rest in peace and raise a glass with all those who were waiting for you to arrive to get the party started. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Deer Lodge Center-3W for all their kind and considerate care of Dad for the past few months. We appreciate every kind word, gesture and the tears and hugs you shared with us when Dad took his final sleep. Two-thirds of the Montgomery siblings would like to extend an extra special thanks to our sisters, Bev and Barb, for carrying the heaviest of burdens. No words will be enough to express our thanks and love, and it's fitting you were both there when he passed. A celebration of Monty's (Dad's) life will be held at ANAVETS 283, 3584 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Dad's memory can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3 . NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 06, 2017


THOMAS MUNRO On Sunday, April 2, 2017, Dad passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 87 years, with his loving family at his bedside. Thomas was predeceased by his wife Edith, and is survived by his children: Joan (Barry); Neil and grandchildren Katelyn and Scott; Linda (Chris). He will also be dearly missed by Pat, his partner of 25 years whose devotion and care added to the quality of Dad's life immensely and will never be forgotten; Pat's children, Marcia (Colleen), Rob (Pam), and Tim (Mary) and their children. Dad is also fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews in Scotland, Bahamas and the U.S. Dad was born in Castlehill Barracks, Aberdeen, Scotland on September 15, 1929 to the late Pipe Major Hugh and Mary Jane Munro. He was the last surviving sibling of their family of five sons and four daughters. As newlyweds, Dad and Mom immigrated to Canada and arrived in Winnipeg in April, 1956. They raised their family in the Fort Garry/Fort Rouge neighbourhoods. As a young man, Dad served 12 years with the British army including three years in the Seaforth Highlanders as a scout with the Gurkha Brigade in Malaysia, and with the Middle East Land Forces in a number of countries. After settling in Canada, Dad continued his military service with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders for 14 years. Dad was a tireless volunteer on behalf of veterans and youth sports programs and spent many years as an executive member of the Rockwood A.N.A.F. #303, serving six terms as President. Over the years, he received many volunteer and service awards and was recognized in 2012 with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. One of Dad's legacies is the ANAVETS Cup awarded annually to the champion team of the Winnipeg High School Football League. Dad had a great love for northern Canada, gardening and the outdoors. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid reader. His greatest passion was the game of soccer. He had so many great memories of his involvement as a founding member of the Fort Rouge Soccer Club and promoting soccer in Winnipeg. A celebration of Dad's life will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Rockwood A.N.A.F. #303, 341 Wilton Street, Winnipeg. Thank you to all the loyal friends at the club whose support and visits meant so much to Dad and Pat. Thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their excellent care during Dad's surgeries and hospital stays. Dad wanted to especially acknowledge home caregivers, Abdul and John for their care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, the family greatly appreciates donations to the Matthew Hower Foundation, 133 Aldershot Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 0E2, or a charity of your choice. "We can all take inspiration from Dad's strength, kindness and zest for life." Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665
Publish Date: Apr 5, 2017

RICHARD STEWART (ARCHIE) MOORE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Stewart "Archie" Moore at the age of 86 years on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Richard was a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather He is survived by his son Donald (Joy); grandchildren, Lindsay, Kristin and Ryan and great-grandchildren, Easton, Zoe, Callie, Liam and Gray. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife Marguerita and son Richard Jr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Winnipeg. A longer obituary will follow. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 01, 2017

JOHN ARTHUR RUDDOCK 1922 - 2017 John Arthur (Art) Ruddock passed away on May 31, 2017 in Kelowna, British Columbia, just two months short of his 95th birthday. For 71 years Art was the loving husband of Dorothy Alice. He was a wonderful father to Gail, Don, Brian (predeceased), George and Patricia; grandfather to Don Jr., Kelly, Joshua, Stuart (predeceased) Nathan and S. Aileen; great-grandfather to Brendin, Jason, Cameron, Ryan and Emma. During the Second World War, Art served overseas with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. In September 2016, he was recognized by the French government for his involvement in the liberation of France during the war. France awarded Art their highest National Order; the rank of Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour. Art stepped out of the military briefly when he returned to Canada after the war. Upon re-entering the Regular Forces, he became an Officer, and continued serving until his retirement in 1970. He stayed in the Reserves, ending his military career as a Major. After retiring from the military, Art worked for Winnipeg Cablevision until 1987. At that time Art and Dot headed west to Kelowna, where they have enjoyed their retirement years. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1910 Windsor Rd Kelowna on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Gordon Fletcher officiating. Condolences may be offered by visiting

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 03, 2017


HARRY ROSENBAUM October 23, 1925 - May 6, 2017 "A life well lived" Harry Rosenbaum was a mensch, a good person in every sense of the word. He was kind, gentle, compassionate, generous, humble, witty, social and loving. He left a valuable impression on anyone he met regardless of age. Harry was predeceased by his parents Fanny and Sam, and his brother Joe. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Dora of 67 years. Dora and Harry had a caring marriage in which they encountered an incredible number of friends and kept strong long lasting relationships. Be it their Redwood friends, the Gimli group, the UJPO crowd, numerous choirs they sang in, and all the people they met along the way, everyone would always say how much they loved and admired Harry. Harry was a loving and devoted father to Lin, Norman (Judy), Sid (Harriet); and grandfather to Sam, David and Jessica. He would never miss any of their sports and concerts, he was always a staunch supporter of any of their activities. Harry was proud of his North End roots. He attended St. John's High School where he played football, but left school early to enlist. He was a Second World War veteran serving two years in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. After his military service Harry became active in the General Monash legion playing bugle in the band and participating in Remembrance Day services up until November 2016. Harry was an electrician by trade and worked for over 50 years. He started with Thompson Electric, which then became State Electric, before venturing out on his own with Lin. Harry did a large amount of work for organizations and friends. He was active in his community and was a key player in getting the Boyd Park Community Centre established. He was inducted into the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a builder in October 2016. Harry truly lived a full life and left his legacy for all of us to follow. He was a giving man with a zest for living and we are all very lucky to have known him. Thank you to the wonderful and compassionate staff at the St. Boniface Hospital Emergency and 5E departments, as well as Nurse Hazel at Beacon Hill Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice, the Salvation Army or the Museum of Human Rights.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 13, 2017

Cameron Association in Canada mailing address:

 Please address your mail to the appropriate member.

 The information given below is current to 31 July 2016


CURRENT OFFICER LIST 2015 - 2016     All phone numbers are (204) unless otherwise noted.




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PAST PRES:  TAFFY GRAY  194 SEEKINGS ST  R4J 1B1  204 -889-5655
Members at large:  LEN JOHNSON  1094 BAY RD, ST. ANDREWS MB R1A 3L1  204-757-2023  


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Previous Issues of the Oatmeal Rag newsletter: 

 Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 01 Jan 2010    

 Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 02 Apr 2010 

Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 03 July 2010

 Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 04 Oct 2010 with 100th Info

  Oatmeal Rag Issue 05 100th Anniversary is only available in hard copy from the Association.


  or Oatmeal_Rag_Issue_06_May_2011.pdf

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 07 Aug 2011  







 Oatmeal Rag issue 14 Oct 2013

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 15 Jan 2014

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 16 April 2014

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 17 Oct 2014

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 18 Jan 2015

Oatmeal Rag Issue 19 May 2015

Oatmeal Rag Issue 20 Oct 2015