Donna Lynn Cameron died November 19, 2014 with family and friends at her side. She lived a life of exploration and activism, always finding new experiences and friends. She was born on March 9, 1948 in Toronto, where she also completed her training as a Registered Nurse and raised her daughters on Ward’s Island. She moved to Salmon Arm in 1989, and this was her home base from then on. She worked as Community Health Nurse for 15 wonderful years with Adams Lake Indian Band; as well as work in northern BC and the Yukon, always returning to Salmon Arm before her next adventure. She held a Bachelor of Science degree, and Master of Arts in Buddhist Cognition from SFU, furthering her skills and her understanding of people’s needs. She was also a superb gardener and visual artist whose canvasses opened a rich world of colour and form. Her deepest interest, though, lay in spending time with family and friends.
Donna is survived by her daughters Karen (Chris) and Sarah (Claude), grandson Ivan Wolf Newhouse, nieces Katharine and Emily, nephew Alex, dear cousin Alan Duncan, brothers David and Neil Cameron, stepmother Irene Cameron, daughter-in-spirit Melissa, grandchildren Alexis and Ryan, and many treasured friends. She is predeceased by her mother, Margaret Cameron, father Donald Cameron, and sister Deborah Delo. Her compassion, strength, love and creativity will help to guide us as we enter the void of her passing.
Thanks to all whose love and support have helped us through this time. A memorial service will be held at the Adams Lake Band Spiritual Centre in Chase, 6420 Village Rd. at 11AM on Saturday, November 29. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seva Canada at seva.ca.
Online condolences may be sent through Donna’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com