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Current Oatmeal Rag Newsletter
Spring 2022 #40

Upcoming Association & Regimental Activities:

Cameron Coffee Tuesday, 21 June 2022
1900 Hrs @ #4 St. James Legion

Cameron Association Reunion Golf - Sat 17 Sept, 2022

 The Assiniboine Golf Course has been booked for our golf day on Saturday, September 17.

 It will feature the usual 9 holes of golf at the Assiniboine Golf Course on Ness, followed by the usual BBQ. We will be seated outside per Health Rules come the day so be prepared to sit outside and enjoy an autumn day.

 Dinner will be an 8 ounce steak with all the fixings. Food services at the Club this year will be provided by the Silver Heights Restaurant.

 Golf is $15.00 per person. Report in to Don MacDonald or Steve MacMillan at the Clubhouse No Later Than 1400 hrs aka 2 PM to square up and get your Tee Time.

 Dinner is $25.00 per person. For those just coming for the BBQ you're best advised to show up at the Clubhouse for about 1630 hrs aka 4:30 pm.  

 Golf ($15.00) and Dinner ($25.00) is $40.00 per person.

 If players want to rent a power cart it will be $13.00.

 Entry deadline is Friday, September 16. Those interested please contact Mr. Don MacDonald by e-mail at [email protected]

 or by phone at (204) 771-3825.  

 We hope to see you there !

What: Cameron Monument Dedication Parade
            at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park

 Date: Sunday, 18 Sept 2022.

 Time: 1400 hrs

 Grid: Veiled Cameron Monument, Portage Ave side of Vimy Ridge Park
            (Installation ongoing)

 Cost to attend: Your time. 

What: Cameron Regimental Weekend 16 - 18 Sept, 2022
 Friday pm: Cameron Reunion
 Grid: TBC, Minto JR's
Cost: Association dues for 2022-23

 Saturday pm: Cameron Golf Tournament
 Grid: Assiniboine Golf Club on Ness
 Cost: Golf only will be $15.00
           BBQ only will be $25.00

               Golf & BBQ Steak Dinner will be $40.00
 Special Admin: Bill Worden will be needing help organizing prizes. 
                           Donations are welcome.

Sunday pm: Monument Dedication Ceremony
Grid: Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
Time: 1400 hrs

Cameron Association Executive Meeting Schedule:

 Next Executive Monthly Meeting: 

TBC, but stay in touch.
They will still be held at :
1930 for 2000hrs 

#4 St James Legion
VA Rm downstairs

 Regular Executive meetings: 2022 - 23 TBC per above at #4 St James Legion  VA Rm

Next series of meetings: ? 2022

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 30 March 2018)

 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.
 Please click on the link:
(Link last confirmed 30 March 2018)
Link to start a VFS request



Dad peacefully passed away at the Deer Lodge Center on May 5, 2020 with his family by his side.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Daryl), Robin (Burns), Mina (Guy) and Shannon; grandsons, Jesse (Margot) and Tanner; granddogs, Sadie and Lucy.
He is predeceased by his wife Berta; infant son James; brother Gordon; parents, Tom and Clara and son in-law Ron.
Dad served with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in the Second World War. He married our mom in January 1950 and they moved to Kenora, ON where they owned and ran a bowling alley. Eventually they came back to Winnipeg, calling St. James home.
Dad worked at the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and remained there till he retired. He was a 50 year member of the ANAF 283. In his younger years, he was a high level English billiard and snooker player and actively participated in baseball, curling and golf. Dad was also a lover of animals which he passed down to us.
A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Deer Lodge Center Tower Six for the care you gave and compassion you showed. A special thank you to Abdu to whom our dad was very fond.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Thomas's memorial page at
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will honour dad's life at a later date.

Cremation & Funeral Planning
204-295-5408 –

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2020

Directly, Courtesy of his Daughter Valerie Borody
Clayton Hunter of Shoal Lake passed away peacefully on May 29, 2020 at the age of 100 years, at the Morley House Personal Care Home in Shoal Lake. He was born at Elphinstone, MB on May 11, 1920 to Jack and Jessie Hunter. He was predeceased by his wife Hazel in 2003. He is survived by his immediate family daughter Valerie and son-inlaw Sandy Borody, grandson Ryan and wife Jo-Dee Borody, great-grandchildren Kelsey Borody and partner Corey Olson, Devon Borody and Riley Borody and greatgreat- granddaughter Hadley Olson. He has one surviving sister, Isabel Trew in BC. A private family graveside service will be held on June 6, 2020. Donations in memory of Clayton, if you desire, may be made to Lakeside Golf Club, Shoal Lake, Manitoba R0J 1Z0.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements.(204) 759-2160.


On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Neil, beloved husband of Gladys, passed away.
Thank you to the staff of River East Personal Care Home for their compassionate care.
A private, family service will take place.
Donations in Neil's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 18, 2020

We were saddened to learned today of the passing of a former Cameron commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Donald Laird, CD (Ret'd). Neil was an Armoured Officer who came to the Camerons from the Fort Gary Horse to take over as commanding officer. He served as commanding officer until 1989. After stepping down Neil disengaged from the military and became a very private person. Our condolences go out to his wife Gladys.
May he Rest in Peace.
Ken McCuaig

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Steini Palsson in his 100th year, on January 6, 2020, at the Lundar Personal Care Home, with family at his side.
He was the beloved husband of the late Runa Palsson (nee Barnes, December 28, 2009). Loving father to his children, Joe (Peggy), Betty (Ken) and Patsy (Doug). Proud Afi to his grandchildren, Mike (Lynda), Coreena (Keith), Deb (Dan), Collin (Danielle), Rob (Laura), Brent (Jennifer), Chad (Jennifer) and 14 great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Steini was born August 20, 1920 at Stone Lake, Manitoba. He joined the army in 1942 where he served overseas in France with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. He was wounded twice in action which finally sent him home in 1945. Although he received medals for his service, he suffered from the horrors of that war for most of his life.
Returning home in 1945 he married his sweetheart Runa and settled at farming his beloved Purebred Herefords and raising his family. He was a longtime member of the Lundar Bull Sale Committee and enjoyed this annual event right up until his final year.
He had a huge love for hockey. While in the army, Steini played with NHL legend Terry Reardon. He continued to play throughout his life and eventually moved on to coaching the Lundar Oldtimers.
Steini had a special love for country music and his home was always filled with it.
The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, Lundar Personal Care Home and home care for their kind and compassionate care. A special thank you to all of Steini's friends and neighbours who were always there for him.
A Celebration of Life was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Lundar Legion with Cindy Thorkelson officiating. Interment was held in the Lundar Municipal Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the Legion.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lundar Personal Care Home Guild, c/o Judy Gleich, PO Box 60, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0, or the Royal Canadian Legion # 185 Lundar Branch, PO Box 47, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0 or to the Lundar Sportsplex c/o Grettir Co-op Inc., PO Box 334, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0.

He would want to wish us "All the Best".

His Legacy will never be forgotten.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

Full obit published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2020


Cameron Association in Canada mailing address:

 Please address your mail to the appropriate member.

 The information given below is current to 01 Nov 2019


CURRENT OFFICER LIST 2019 - 2020     All phone numbers are (204) unless otherwise noted.

 [email protected]




  [email protected]

 R3G 3M2





 R3C 5L7


PAST PRES:  Bill Worden [email protected]  204-291-4881
Members at large:  LEN JOHNSON

R1A 3L1













Previous Issues of the Oatmeal Rag newsletter:
   For more current issues please visit the Downloads page.

 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