CAMERON, Emily Joyce
1934 - 2022
Emily Joyce Cameron (Kalyn) was born on November 4, 1934, in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. In Emily’s teen years, she lived with Phillip and Sannie Kuc for approximately 5 years in Rose Valley. After high school, Emily started working in a bank in Prince George, British Columbia, then spent her years in the ministry in Saskatchewan (1958-1971) and Alberta (1971-1981). After stepping down from the work, Emily was employed with a funeral home in Lloydminster, until she met the love of her life, Charlie Cameron, and married on February 17, 1982. Family get togethers were very important to Emily and always looked forward to seeing her in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Emily travelled everywhere over the years with her late husband Charlie. Always by his side no matter what he was doing; selling Electrolux, enjoying their vacations, or working on the farm they were always together. She often teased that she was his hired hand on the farm. Emily loved to prepare picnics on the farm. She truly loved the farming life and the beauty and peacefulness the farming life offered and wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty if she needed too.
Emily was known to be so caring and giving right up to her 88th birthday by wanting to share her personal birthday cupcake. Emily is known to many, for her kind and caring heart who genuinely cared about people. Her kindness towards everyone was never unnoticed. She is known for making origami birds that flapped their wings, frogs that jumped, pressed flower pansy bookmarks, making peanut brittle and teaching the song “Be a Little Candle”. After the passing of her husband “Camie” in August of 2012, she moved from Hughenden to Wainwright, Alberta. Her final move was to Covenant Care “St. Teresa’s Place” in Calgary, Alberta where she spent 6 years to be closer to her nieces, Carmen and Charmaine. She built very close relationships with the caregivers and residents and was known as “Auntie” to anyone who knew her. She was the very first resident to move into this care home and became the pioneer resident as she was the longest resident in the Kindness East wing. Living years with her disease of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Emily always made the best of her days, being so active with daily activities from games to crafts to her most favorite enjoyment of singing right up to her last day when she passed away peacefully on the evening of December 23, 2022 with her niece at her side. Spread your wings and walk with your loved ones, memories will last forever.
Emily is survived by her half-brother, Bob Korytniak (Lloydminster, SK); half-sisters, Eunice Taylor (Campbell River, BC) and Rose Haskey (Wadena SK). She is lovingly remembered by her Cameron sisters-in-law, Francis Cowan (Stettler), Florence Atkinson (Lloydminster), Ruth Gerling (Salvador) and brothers-in-law, Ray Cameron (Edmonton) and Robert Cameron (Tofield); as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Cameron (2012, Hughenden); her mother, Pauline Korytniak (2000, Wadena, SK); half-brother, Eugene Korytniak; half-sister, Elsie Moffat; stepbrothers, Paul and Jim Lipka; in-laws, Donald and Lily Cameron (Edmonton), Reuben and Carol Cameron (Hughenden), Clifford Cowan (Stettler), and Gordon Atkinson (Lloydminster).
“Always Remembered and Forever Loved”
A Memorial Service for Emily will take place Saturday, May 13, 2023, 1:00 P.M. at Brownfield Recreation Centre, Brownfield, Alberta. Burial to follow at Fairfield Cemetery. Please check back for Service details.
Memorial donations in memory of Emily gratefully received by Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT, via https://alzheimer.ca/ab/en or Allendale Professional Centre, 306, 10430 61 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6H 2J3. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Coronation, Alberta. Phone: 403.578.2928.
Alzheimer Society of Alberta/NWT
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