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In Memory of Cam Vallee a Care2 Friend to Many

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Cam Vallee has died. This is a site for those who wish to leave a comment to remember him or just say good bye to man who was long a part of our community.

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Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:58 am

The memorial is at the VISIT SITE and though I do not know the exact date of his passing I posted it as 1/1/2013 - if you do know the date of his passing please enter that and correct the information.

Cam and I rarely agreed about much, but I did respect him for staying true to his beliefs and always being a gentleman. We were friends for many years and kept in contact, most particularly when things were not going well in his life. I will miss him.

Please if you knew Cam leave a note or a prayer to acknowledge the passing of one or our own.

Pat B. (355)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:06 am
I didn't know Cam, however, I'm sorry to learn of his passing, and also offer my sincerest condolences to his loved ones. Thanks, Ms. Kit for letting us know.

Antonia Windham (6)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:18 am
Cam was an interesting man and I think many will miss him.

Arielle S. (317)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:27 am
Thank you for this, Kit - as you say, Cam and I rarely agreed but I did admire his determination and grit.
May peace be his.

Carrie B. (318)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:28 am
RIP Cam.

Kenneth L. (314)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:32 am
Very sorry to hear about this, thanks for letting everyone know Kit. He certainly was outspoken about many things, especially U.S. politics and as fellow Canadians we didn't agree all the time but mutually respected each other. He was a good guy and an active C2 member as long as I knew him here. He also had a C2 group called the Silent Majority which he really enjoyed I think.
Condolences to his family and friends. Kind of a shock to me.

David C. (29)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:32 am
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

Dandelion G. (384)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:45 am
Cam had mentioned on a thread that he had lost his wife of 20 years and took his heart with her, I can relate to that one having lost my husband of 22 years. So with that knowledge I will smile as the two of you are together once again, hearts now rejoined. Gentle journey Cam, the worldly issues no longer a concern for you, enjoy the freedom of being in Spirit.

My condolences to any family members that may read this. I appreciate that Cam left a smile for everyone with his last avatar, Santa. May we all use that symbol to be a little more giving towards one another.

Alexa R. (330)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:47 am
I have no words, only tears .. we miss you already Cam!

Agnes N. (717)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:49 am
so sorry to hear
Thanks Kit
I don't know what to says...

Alexa R. (330)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:49 am
Send a Green Star to Dandelion G.
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Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:57 am

During his wife's long illness and then her loss of life, Cam shared his feelings with some of us. I think that no matter how one may feel about Cam's politics they must acknowledge that he was a good man, and stood strong for many here.

Thank you for sending your thoughts about Cam to site for his passing.

Linda C. (91)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:59 am
Cam, you will be missed but our hearts are full of the knowledge that you and your wife are dancing in the rain once more. You missed her so deeply and now you are back in each other's arms. Many blessings to both of you.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:01 pm

I would be remiss if I did not also say, that Cam was very kind and thoughtful toward me when I lost my husband and for that I am eternally grateful.

Barbara K. (75)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:07 pm
Though I didn't know Cam, I know many on Care2 did. RIP, Cam

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:12 pm

very sad news.

thnx for posting sweetie.


. (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:15 pm
You will be missed, RIP Cam. Thank you, Kit, for letting us all know.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:18 pm

I have searched for Cam's obituary and as yet have not found it - I will continue to look.

Angelika R. (144)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:23 pm
Thanks Kit for this sad information. I, too am somewhat shocked about this news, after we all have just seen him here around Christmas. I knew little about him and never engaged in any discussions with him but the last words that I saw from him were something like we should always be nice to each other and not engage in name calling or hate. I will remember him for these wise words.
My condolences to any family and to all his friends and acquaintances, one being Diane O.
RIP Cam.

Ex Tempus (136)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:27 pm
You were always such a good friend to me dear Cam. I love you and will miss you so very much. The fact you are now with Linda brings me joy through my tears. May you both keep dancing.

john hall (28)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:28 pm
RIP Cam Love and prayers .

Angelika R. (144)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:29 pm
My avatar is still there because Care2 is unable to change it although I've tried since Newyears day. But for this I'm not too angry as that way I can return his holiday greetings he left for us.

Lynn Squance (219)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:39 pm
Thanks Kit. I searched for the obituary but did not find it. In BC an obituary in the newspapers is not required though, so there may not be one.

Cam lived in greater Vancouver as do I, but we were at opposite ends of the city. I know he was devastated when his wife Linda died. Now he is reunited with his angel Linda for all eternity. Rest in peace Cam.

Ge M. (218)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:40 pm
Cam was a wonderful and caring person, he is sorely missed now and will be for a long time to come. RIP.

Seth E. (65)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:43 pm
Through all the debates on many topics, we still shared respect and friendship.

We'll all miss you, Cam!

Carol H. (229)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:48 pm
sorry to hear

Suzanne L. (142)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:51 pm
Very sad news, but thanks for posting Kit. RIP Cam.

Robert B. (58)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:54 pm
Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to Cam's family. His spirit is now free to continue on it's journey, for the soul never dies.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:54 pm

If it is true that Cam passed away yesterday than of course it is too soon for an obituary to be in the newspaper. I spoke with the 2 Funeral homes in Delta, BC, Canada and so far neither of them were called.
I will check again tomorrow to see what I can find.

Gabriela V. (168)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:56 pm

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:06 pm
Cam was the only Canadian I know who was almost more American than Canadian! He loved America and ever since I have known him he fought for her more than some Americans do...what an American/Canadian patriot he was! He had a heart of gold and was never mean to anyone and gave everyone the same respect! I had the utmost respect for him! When he lost Linda he lost a part of his life but he kept coming back and when things were just starting to look up this evil killer returned. He had a lot of mishaps that were serious and not really funny but yet they were so funny because he added humor to being he burned Micro-Wave popcorn he was so mad at himself one had to laugh at the explanations he gave for it. His cooking experiences were a hoot to read about!! There were many stories like this he told us that turned into disaster but he made them funny! Cam will always be a good part of my heart and I will never forget him!! RIP Cam!!! We will always love you!!

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:16 pm
Kit..We lost him a little after 6:00PM last night!

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:16 pm
Very sad news. Thanks for posting Kit.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:20 pm

Thank you Carol - I am calling all of area funeral homes as I said and I hope to able to post his obituary as soon as it is published. We have all lost a dear friend.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:30 pm

Please do leave a comment on the memorial site at VISIT SITE - as soon as possible this will be sent to his family via the funeral home and local newspapers.

Sandra S. (28)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:42 pm
"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are with us."

There are special people in our lives who never leave us-even after they are gone. My heart goes out to his family.

Michela m. (3954)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:49 pm
I didn't know him

Val R. (254)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:49 pm
Knew his name but never communicated with him directly know he did great work on Care2 - my sympathies go out to the family. Thanks Kit -

Nancy M. (202)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:03 pm
Thanks for starting this memorial Kit.

Cam truly was a great guy and a great lover of political discourse. I loved to disagree with him. I truly miss him.

RIP dear Cam.

ellen m. (222)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:09 pm
Thanks Kit.
I to disagreed with him on politics, but he was always respectful in any discussion.
RIP Cam.

Friday January 4, 2013, 2:11 pm
This has got to be some of the sadest news. Cam was the part of the family you never agreed with but had respect for. He was always a friend and as I sit here with a tear inside I will miss him. I think he was the only person who was on the other side of politics who I enjoyed knowing and I will never forget him

Mitchell D. (132)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:13 pm
What a wonderful idea, to do tributes like this to people who have given of themselves to Care2.

Susanne R. (249)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:16 pm
I'm very sorry to learn of Cam's passing. I didn't know him very well, and he and I didn't often agree on the issues at hand, but I had a great deal of respect for him. He was always a gentleman. My sincere condolences are extended to his loved ones. Thanks for sharing this information, Kit.

Gene Jacobson (256)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:18 pm
I didn't know him either, but it seems right he is at peace and back with his beloved. RIP.

Diane O. (167)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:23 pm
Kit, you are a dear for honoring Cam with this thread. I've known Cam a long time here on Care 2. He brought great laughter to many of us with his wit. Now he is with the woman he loved more than anyone in this world. Very sad for us but I know he is where he wants to be with Linda.


Pami W. (210)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:27 pm
RIP Cam , rest and be at peace with your loved ones. Enjoy your new journey friend.

Jae A. (321)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:29 pm
Me thoughts/feeling are the same as those of Suranne R. in her comment. May you RIP Cam.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:36 pm

Please all of you leave your kind thoughts and memories of Cam on the site (VISIT SITE) so this may go to his family. This is not about me, but something for his children who in time will love knowing how many people cared about Cam. I have known Cam since he first signed on to Care2 and yes, we disagreed on some issued but I always considered him a dear friend. I can not count the many letters we exchanged, or the many issues we discussed in our letters.

Diane O. (167)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:38 pm
Cam was a good Canadian who worried about America and Americans. He will be missed by many.

Freya H. (314)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:41 pm
Rest in peace, Cam. May the good you have done continue to shine.

Jae A. (321)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:42 pm
Forgot to add my thank you to Kit for posting this. I think it was most thoughtful of you and feel that Cam would think so also. I personally was thinking just yesterday...where is Cam V I hadn't seen any post or comments of his on threads for several days now. .Sad that this is the reason for that.

Alice C. (1797)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:43 pm
Thank you for letting us know Kit ~ Can will be miss by us all.

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:50 pm
I shall miss Cam RIP

Bernadette H. (103)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:10 pm
Dearest Cam: We will all miss you my friend. You were always reliable and willing to help your fellow man. May God Bless you and keep you in His arms. Rest with the Lord, dear friend. Love & Hugs, Bernadette

Just Carole (338)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:31 pm

Yes, may Cal rest in peace, and his relatives and friends be aware of our condolences.

(Very kind of you to post this, Miss Kitty.)


Cal Mendelsohn (1008)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:36 pm
Thanks Kit, for posting this.

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:40 pm
noted with sadnes!!!! thnx KIT, i do not know him, but my deepest shimpaty !!!!!! RIP Cam. we will miss him!!!!!!!! ciao miss Kitty

Michael Carney (212)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:43 pm
Very sorry to hear about his passing...My prayers go to Cam and his loved ones...I hope he is now with his beloved wife, living in peace, and happiness forever...

Mary T. (185)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:58 pm
So Sorry to hear this Kit I did not know Cam may he Rest In Peace. My prayers go out to his loved ones.

David C. (29)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:10 pm
can someone remove the spam above!!!!

Mariette G. (152)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:14 pm
Thanks Kit for sharing this sad news. I didn't know Cam, but I am so sorry to learn of his passing. Condolences to his family and friends.

Krystal R. (123)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:27 pm
Thanks Kit and Blessings Cam...Peace and Soul for a new journey to you and your mate.

Bruce O'h (12)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:30 pm
Cam's passing came as a shock to me. He's been an on-line friend to me for a few years, but we never spoke of health issues. I just knew him as, what I considered, a True Patriot. His passing is a great loss. R.I.P. Cam...

Lynn Geth (196)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:39 pm
I didn't know Cam personally but had heard of him. It's so sad to learn that one of our Care2 family has succumbed to an illness and has left us, but now he's with his precious wife again. I send my thoughts and prayers to the family Cam has left behind. May God be with them to help them and us to endure this great loss. R.I.P., Cam. Thank you Kit, for letting us know.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:42 pm
i didn't know Cam, but when a C2 member passes, i think we all feel sadness whether we knew him or not. my deepest condolences to his family & friends.

bob m. (32)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:45 pm
thinking of you cam... love never fails.

Carlene V. (203)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:58 pm
Thanks for posting Kit. I did not know him but knew of him and admired him for his strong beliefs even when I disagreed. Alawys sad to hear of a Care2 member passing. May he dance forever with his Linda, wherever that may be. RIP Cam

Darlene B. (288)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:04 pm
Thank you Kit. Blessings and prayers to Cam's family-he is in a better place now where he can watch over you all. He will always be with you in spirit until your paths cross again.

AniMae Chi (434)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:28 pm
i didn't know Cam.... sending Blessings for his journey.

Than.q Dandelion for the fwd.

AniMae Chi (434)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:31 pm
Than.q Angelika for fwd. too.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:00 pm
My condolences to the family. Safe journey.

Tierney G. (383)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:14 pm
Thank you for posting this Kit I am so saddened by this news. I did not agree with Cam politically but he was so open minded. He made me mad one time about something and I defriended him. Even after that he still sent me stars. Now I can never apologize but he obviously left an imprint on my heart or I would not be in tears now. RIP my friend

Suzanne O. (35)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:38 pm
This news took me by surprise and while I knew he was not well. I did not realize how soon the end would come. I hope he suffered little or no pain and that was met with peace.

Cam was the first person I developed a friendship with here. We both started at the same time. We agreed on many things and obviously were in the minority around this place. It bonded us together.

He was a good man, committed to his family and his beliefs. How could you not respect someone who was so true? He was always respectful even under some heavy attacks.

I will miss his voice, his kindness, his wisdom and his madness.

Happy travels and I know you will keep on fighting wherever you shall be. Standing side by side with Linda.

Your spirit remains and we will miss your voice.

Naoko I. (260)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:57 pm
He was such a sincere man with understanding and compassion. He'll be missed by many Care2 members, of course including myself. R.I.P.

Lady Flo (118)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:12 pm
Remember,today me,tomorrow you,nobody is immune.Support cancer research and survivors everywhere.RIP brother

Dotti Lydon (112)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:22 pm
As many others have said, Cam and I never agreed on anything. But, death is sad no matter what your political preference is, your religion or sexual orientation. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

Joan McAllister (1064)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:30 pm
Rest in Peace Dear Friend, you will be sadly missed.

John B. (122)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:46 pm
Thanks Kit for letting all of us know of Cam's passing. My thoughts and heart go out to his family and friends.

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:51 pm
Sincere Condolences to Cam's family! May God Bless them all with Love, strength & Happy Memories! RIP Cam. Thanks Kit.

Raffi LidoRoiz (312)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:03 pm
Thank you for posting this Kit - Sweet dreams sweet Prince.

Dany Strakova (119)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:29 pm
I didnīt know him. it is very sad that someone who defended animals has died :(
RIP Cam.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:45 pm
Thanks Kit for posting. He was a good man.

Laura H. (903)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:50 pm
Cam and I never saw eye to eye as far as politics went but that's okay; it's those things in life that make you learn and the end it's all good...
My thoughts and prayers go out to Cam's family and friends.

Rest In Peace Cam.

John C. (81)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:02 pm
Cam is my friend. I don't speak of him as "past tense" because he is still very present with me.

No one argued with him as ardently as I. I respected him because he could not be swayed from what he believed was the right thing to do. We have had the pleasure of many messages back and forth to each other. He did not agree with everything either. We were very strong together on the things where we did.

When Jeanne was dying, Cam offered to send me money. I refused. Money can't buy a friend like Cam. I would have traveled to Canada to chop wood for him after that, and I offered. He refused.

Cam and I wrote extensively to each other. There were times when it got pretty heated, but we always found a way to care about each other.

Cam loved this site. The things he said were "right" things. We will not escape them.
I was a republican for 32 years. I owed something. Nixon for all of his faults brought me home alive and in one piece. Cam could never understand the dynamics that make one a conservative one day and a liberal the next in the U.S. It was never his fault. It was always ours.

Cam never tired of advocating what he believed in.

My great regret is that we never went fishing. We could have if he'd let me chop wood.

I miss you Cam!

No matter how anyone see's Cam...agree, disagree, Cam was my bro...we could always forgive each other no matter how heated the argument. I am shocked at the speed, though he confided in me the seriousness months ago. It was his wish to keep silence. I understood that it was his find a way to broach a subject once more to a family that has already suffered. I am so honored to have known him, honored his wishes, and sad because we never went fishing.

In the pagan belief...The one you are closest to you will meet you half way. May you meet your Linda, and enjoy many travels together.

I loved my friend because he was not like me. We just cared.

Barb Knight (1684)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:38 pm
I never had the pleasure of knowing Cam but noticed he'd sometimes noted my posts. I regret not sending him a star and not befriending him. He's in Heaven along with my Mama. Thnx for posting Kit. Oh, btw, I left a tribute to him.

ellen m. (222)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:58 pm
John, That was so beautiful and heartfelt. Thank you!

Sue D. (150)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:59 pm
Sheryl, what a lovely sentiment. I'm sure he would appreciate it.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:27 pm
Very sad news. Vale Cam- well done beautiful man.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:27 pm
May Cam know love, peace and life everlasting. Condolences to his family and friends.

Stan B. (123)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:09 pm
Really sad to hear about Cam's passing. We were Care 2 " friends " for quite some time.
He was a man of principle and integrity combined with a sense of humour and an incisive mind.
He will be sorely missed.
Thanks for organising this tribute, Kit.

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:16 pm

There are some beautiful sentiments here about our friend, and I do beg you to please add a short or long note to the memorial tribute so his family can read these many fine things that others have said about Cam.

I can assure you that in the coming days, months and years the family will take great comfort in reading the many comments about Cam. To do that you must go to the VISIT SITE and leave your thoughts there for his family.

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:10 am
I added a comment about my Canadian friend

Parsifal O. (102)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:11 am
De mortuis nil nisi bene

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:49 am
I didn't know Cam, but I will say RIP and thanks Kit for this

O O O. (139)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:58 am
Thank you Carol,D.FRIEND,-Perhaps that is why he invited & added me there,though hearing how Pro American he is,it makes me wonder the rest that much more,as it appears,we are on the same Side,R I P Cam,even though knowing you,after your reuniting Celebration with Linda,your no Un stoppable & back already,Fighting The "Good Fight",if there can be such a thing! "Taps"Friend,you've well earned it& at least "Try",to Rest! Lol! Fat Chance Of That! But "The BLESSINGS,Are,All Yours,Cam. R,..R I P.
He was my invite & entry to the Former Silent Majority Care2 site,though i did not know him,& the site,somewhat,but as a Very Good One,One,of the Very Few,in that category,Active,Vibrant,as a Group,as well as the one that banned me from it nearly on entry,& as a posting member there,no reason stated,though other,or perhaps him,re allowed entry,so i both Double Sorry hearing this,not to hear as asked directly,Why,for both,but happy & Celebrating his Release & Entry into Cam's Form Of Heaven.

Thank all who passed this Knowledge along,not allowing especially the better Posting Members of Care2 to go Silently,Unheralded Into The Night.

He is a Great Loss here,and a Great Gain "There",to join with as we all Cross Over unto Him. Bye Cam!-04Jan2013,written-05Jan2013-"Till We Meet Again,We Have Spoken." In Shalla,A Oka Hey!

Danny M. (90)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:50 am
RIP Cam.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:51 am
I posetd on the memorial, to Cam!..I ment every word!!...mine starts out, " HI Buddy!..I believe in the AfterLife...and we have gone round ..on this and politics, for my USA and (our) Canada!..but thankyou so much for every petiton you signed for all people, wildlife& our Earth.....His presence is stilll here!..his will, those whom care...and SO YOU, ALSO ARE THAT IMPORTANT!.....make everyday count!, forgiveness, humor..and FIGHT, FOR US!! EARTH! PEOPLE! the LAND & PLANTS!!..THE ANIMALS on LAND and in the SEA...(CAM AND I "BUTTED HEADS", like you would not believe!...over politics..I SLAMMED HIS BUTT!!!..and he laughed his butt off!..and there was NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!....but we had respect for each other on humane issues, such as stopping "humane Slavery/sex trades through out the World"..he stepped up and signed THOSE PETITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SAY NO TO FRACKING (last comment I had from him and he sent me a green star!..and I immediately sent one back!) ***stars!!, Shelly

Judy C. (101)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:56 am
I didn't know Cam personally, but I will pay my respects to a Care2 member who has passed on. R.I.P., Cam.

O O O. (139)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:47 am
Jae-We finally agree,just wish it was not over Losing Cam,This Price is Quite High,your correct,as Cam was a nearly sure bet to comment on my Care2News Posts,in both directions,& as a Gentleman,though not always as a Gentle Man,with Integrity,making him a Prized Person,MUCH MISSED for This.

Anne P. (251)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:14 am
I did not know Cam, but am sad to hear of his passing and send condolences to all his Care2 friends. It's sad when a member of our Care2 family leaves us. Rest in peace.

Edwin M. (356)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:25 am
I did not have the honor of knowing Cam, I am saddened to hear that one of our family has passed. Be at peace Cam. Thank you Kit and Sheryl

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:05 am
I did not know him, but will miss his comments. RIP.

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:09 am
Thanks Kit for making this up for Cam! It's very much appreciated! We will miss Cam terribly in our group but we will carry on as he would want us to! He was a good man with a heart of gold and as big as an ocean! He loved people and he loved politics and he loved being able to debate with people. He will leave an open wound in our group for quite some time to come and yet he will continue to linger on with us in our midst!! His absence will be felt daily for a long time to come...and as a result of that we will be able to keep him in our thoughts and actions which is a good thing!! May you and Linda dance forever Cam!!! RIP

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:11 am
Thanks to everyone who has left a comment of condolences or any kind of message! I appreciate it and I know Cam would! God Bless You All!

federico bortoletto (36)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:37 am
Notizia molto triste. Non lo conoscevo ma sono rattristato per la sua perdita. Grazie per la condivisione Kit. RIP Cam.

Sheri J. (16)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:58 am
may he rest in peace.

Michael O. (175)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:14 am
I often got into debates with Cam regarding my postings and although we didn't usually see eye to eye, he was always respectful and took the time to write thoughtful comments.

Rest in peace, Cam.

Patricia Cannell (765)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:17 am
Cam was always kind to me and will be greatly missed. He was indeed a gentleman. This is a terrible loss for everyone. My sympathies for the family.

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:26 am
Thanks Kit
sorry. Very sad

Evelyn M. (43)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:26 am
I did not know Cam but I pray for all his family and friends. I know he will be missed by many just by seeing this.

sheila l. (111)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:29 am
Rest in peace

Nancy M. (202)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:37 am
Let me remind everyone again to go to the site to leave a comment. Far more comments here than at the site. Ia m sure his family would love to know how well-respected he was here at Care2 and how much he is missed.

Petra M. (256)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:37 am
so sorry to hear... Rest in peace!

marjolein soederhuizen (287)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:39 am
Thank u Kit for showing this sad notice,
My condolences to any family members that may read this
Hoping Care2 does get more of his kind to rember us all we are not alone in our fights and we dont have to agree on everthing being said, for all, stay objectif in saying what u have too, like he did. Allthough not everybody will r many.agree, he said what he wanted and showed his care for many.

Stephen Hill (639)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:11 am
Cam is still among us, all around us, in the trees, rivers, streams, the air we breathe. Only his energy changed. The foot prints he left in this world will ever be in the sacred halls of the uniserve.

In greek we say: Zoe sa sas to all those who servived him. This means "Life to you!


Betsy Bee (1038)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:18 am
Like John C., I knew Cam very, very well. I shared his grief when his wife passed. We did not share political opinions. Still I want to say that Cam was a completely honest soul and ALL HEART.

We are all doing the best we can as we understand it.

We should remember his honesty, even when we detest what he said..

IN MATTERS of sincerity and dedication, his presence contributed much of value to the Care 2 community.

Thank you, Kit, for letting this be known.

Craig Pittman (47)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:48 am
I did not know Cam but my condolences to all who did.

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:02 pm
I'm sorry to hear of Cam's passing - thank you, Kit!

Alicia N. (87)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:30 pm
Rest In Peace .........

Aaron Bouchard (145)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:38 pm
Rest In Peace

Mike S. (86)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:42 pm
My deepest condolences to Cams friends and family. Thank you Kit.

Janet R. (34)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:43 pm
Thank you, Kit, for letting us know this sad news. While I didn't agree with Cam's political views, his passion will be sorely missed on care2. My hearts goes out to all his family and friends in this difficult time.

Kay M. (348)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:16 pm
sadly noted. thank you for sharing.

John D. (45)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:32 pm
Thanks Kit...

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:00 pm
True condolences to his family. We might not have always agreed but he will be missed.

marie c. (168)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:11 pm
R.I.P Cam Condolence to your loved ones Thank you Kit

M Away M. (463)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:54 pm
Sobbing and will only type in a short message here. Cam was such a dear and treasured gift in my life. I have no idea what I will do without him. No words Kit now just falling tears. Just saw this and so UPSET! My heart HURTS for the loss of Cam in MY LIFE as well as the loss of an outstanding person to get news out. I am soooooo lost, first his wife and now Cam. Prayers for your family dear Cam you are so loved and you graced my life here in Care2 since 2009. Lost Soul I am

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:53 pm

Thank you so much for creating this memorial for a dear lost care2.member. I unfortunately, did not know him. I am grateful for having the pleasure of knowing you though and am very moved by your consideration and thoughtfulness.

Thank you Kit and Rest in Peace Cam and May your family's pain be eased or helped by knowing there is such a large community who mourns with you.

Les L. (16)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:06 pm

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:09 pm
To Cam's family and friends, my sincere condolences. R.I.P Cam....

Phyllis P. (389)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 8:58 pm
I am shocked to learn of his passing. He sent me a Christmas Card....I loved his straightforwardness, and his passion. I considered him a very good friend, and I will miss him dearly. RIP, my brother from the are in good hands now.

Phyllis P. (389)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:03 pm
The tribute page is beautiful, thanks Kit

O O O. (139)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:16 pm
Cam Speaks in actions from beyond the grave! i just found out,it was not he which banned me,but it was he which did UN Bann me after first inviting me to his group,Thank You Cam,wish someone would have told while you lived in the flesh& more than one knew. As for others,be careful what you do,Word Does Get Around-even,from beyond the grave!

Can's Actions speak loader than his Words,which were themselves,very good & stimulating from either side of a conversation.

Seth E. (65)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:26 pm
I'm dedicating the Canadian whisky I'm drinking tonight to my departed Canadian friend.

Even among the many debates we've had over the years, I remember bonding over my proximity to his home country, and the appreciation I have for their music and their whisky and beer.

Cheers, Cam!

Jelica R. (157)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:45 pm
I remember Cam from numerous discussions on care2. We had conflicting political views, but I've always respected the Cam for his integrity, his honesty and passion, recognition of the right to diversity, his advocacy of human rights, and above all his kindness. Cam has never personally attacked anyone nor shown even a trace of disrespect. He was always considerate, even when he disagreed. He was a great old-school gentleman and I will miss his comments.
My sincerest condolences to the family, they have lost a truly remarkable person.

john byrne (53)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:55 am

Kit. thanks for the posting sad as it is. R.I.P.Cam.

Jennifer C. (169)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:52 am
Sadly noted.

Simone D. (1476)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:44 am
So Sorry to hear. RIP Cam

paul m. (93)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:11 am

R. I. P. Cam...

paul m. (93)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:13 am

R. I. P. Cam...

John Gregoire (264)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:02 am
Thanks for doing this Kit!

Nancy C. (812)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:39 am
Thank you Cam for your honesty, activism and wit. My condolences to friends and family. RIP Cam. Thanx Kit

Julie E. (373)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:09 pm
Wow! I love my Care2 friends even more.
Look at how so many people that knew Cam and did not, share their feelings about him in such an honest and honorable way. Whether you agreed with him or not, you let him be himself.
RIP Cam. You are with your beloved wife now.

Julie E. (373)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:13 pm

If you want to leave a comment on his Care2 page too.

Abdessalam Diab (151)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:25 pm
I didn't know Cam but he was a human being and has,may be,a family that deserves our condolences > RIP Cam.My condolences to his family and friends.

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
May you Rest In Peace Cam.. My condolences to family and friends.

Thank You for this Kit.

Kim O. (398)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thanks for letting us know, Kit. Sadly I never got to know Cam. I would like to thank him though for the contributions he made to make this a better world for all of us. Rest peacefully Cam and thank you!

Frank S. (461)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:44 pm
Sad, It always touches and saddens me whenever death claims a life.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:08 pm

Beatrice B. (115)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:22 pm
So sorry to hear this sad news. May you rest in peace with Linda, Cam.

Tammy Taylor (12)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:57 pm
Cam was a friend I had yet to meet, my condolences to his family and friends ... RIP my friend ...

Donna B. (36)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:02 pm
I never knew him but may he Rest In Peace. My sympathy to his family and friends.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:37 pm
Condolences to Cam's friends and family.

Jim Steve (46)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:08 pm
I didn't know that Cam had lost his wife. I believe that sometimes those who have a connection with each others souls will often pass away soon after that loved one. To begin anew having forgotten this life but together once again. Perhaps I delude myself but I think that love is more powerful than death, and we have too much to learn in one life. The great poet Stanley Kunitz said it well in him poem ; "The Layers" It begins:

"I have walked through many lives,
some of them my own,
and I am not who I was,
though some principle of being
abides, from which I struggle
not to stray........"

And so for Cam, I wish him and his love well in their next life. May they learn and grow on the path to being unique in their individual perfections.

JL A. (276)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:13 pm
Thanks Kit. RIP Cam and may we all seek to emulate his example of respectful discourse despite disagreements in our future C2 participation as part of how we honor his memory.

Patricia N. (8)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:29 pm
I will miss your postings Cam. RIP

Shane Ferrara (64)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:15 am
Cam, may Peace Be with you, and those you leave behind. Much love and respect, always.

Katii L. (124)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:53 am
I am so saddened by the passing of such a wonderful person' My heartfelt condolences and sympathy goes out to his family loved ones.

We are all going to really miss you, Cam *cry*

Mandi T. (431)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:37 am
Such sad news:(

Thomas P. (468)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:14 am
Thanks Kit...what a beautiful gesture. I didn't know Cam but knew of him. May he rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to his family...may they feel peace and be comforted during this very difficult time.

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:16 am
Thanks again so much everyone for showing your respect to Cam!! He will be missed dearly but his inspiration that he has given us will live on forever!! The support, love and respect for him here would make him proud of you! God Bless You All!!

Sherry H. (64)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:08 am
Cam left a stamp on everyone's heart, as is plain to see. He is a true Patriot, a true gentleman, a true friend. His passing from this world, changes none of that. He cared more about America than many Americans. His spirit lives on, telling us to never give up. He is sorely missed, but he is with us in our hearts, our memories, and in spirit. We love you Cam.

Maui Gal (68)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:47 am
Thank you everyone who has been leaving comments...I can't read them all right now because it's just too soon, and so very hard....but his daughter is sharing them with her sisters. There will not be an obituary in BC for is too costly to do it and like his daughter said...."we all know how thrifty Cam was". Cam will always be part of C2 and everytime you click on the FSM homepage, you will see his picture.....he will not be forgotten......but so very missed!!!! God Bless Linda, Cam and their family. Again, thank you everyone....Cam has touched us all in a very special way and we are all so lucky that we got to know him.

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:38 am

I echo Maui's sentiments and do hope all have left a comment on the memorial tribute.

As many have said they didn't always agree with Cam in politics, but they respected his views because he could respectfully disagree. Something that one rarely sees on Care2.

There are many things I will miss about Cam but, mostly his letters.

Be at peace, Cam.

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:42 am

I want to thank you all for leaving your thoughts about Cam. A member of our Care2 family, a friend, father and husband/widower. Those were the most important things he talked about in his life.

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:19 am

I want to thank all of you for leaving a tribute to Cam on the site. His friends and family will appreciate knowing how many lives he touched. Cam and I were friends from the first days he joined Care2 and though we rarely agreed on politics, we found many other areas of agreement. We wrote many letters to each other, and shared many private sorrows and joys of life. Both his wife's long illness, the death of my husband and then the loss of his wife. What we shared in our often daily letters can never be replaced.

He was active in the American Tea Party and shared his own concerns for this country. Cam was also an unapologetic atheist and strong believer in total human rights and full equality for all living beings on this earth. Cam was truly one of a kind, a gentleman in the "old fashioned" way. He didn't waiver from his own beliefs because they might not be popular, he knew his own mind. Some thing we could all learn from. I respected and admired Cam and like most who knew him, I will miss him - greatly.

Nancy L. (141)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:38 am
Still just heartsick about losing my friend. But I know he is with his angel Linda in heaven. Cam was such a good friend to me I miss him terribly.

This is for you Cam:

The time soon comes for parting,
And our time is at an end,
The rest of your life is starting,
And we have no time at all to spend.
You knew one day you'd have to go,
But thought you'd have more time.
We can't reverse time's one-way flow,
But at least you'll have this rhyme.
You had your shining moments,
Upon this life's darkened stage,
And in my book of wonderments,
You'll never be just another page.
Like the exploding of a star,
You've changed me in and out,
Your light will travel with me far,
Past when all other lights go out.

Susan S. (191)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 4:09 pm
Rest in peace Cam. Comfort to Cam's many friends and family. Thanks for sharing this Kit and thanks to everyone who is expressing condolences.

Quanta Kiran (65)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:48 pm
sadly noted. Prayers and thoughts to his family.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:22 am
Noted with sadness for more than one reason.....wish I'd known him did I miss him? ??
Been reading such wonderful things about Cam and his wife Linda.
A dear friend here has lost her husband...they were inseparables....her misery is so transparent...thinking of all this makes me want just say God Bless these good souls...please send them back to earth with better life- times....

Val R. (254)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:15 am
DIdn't know him well - but always saw his name everywhere - always sad when we lose an active Care2 family member.

Karen N. (33)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:45 pm
My condolences to all who loved him and cared for him.

l L. (1)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:15 am
Smiles with my mouth, smiles in my eyes, smiles on my face and then there is the smile that is in my heart for my fellow human, who is out of his silent misery.

Out of his heavy load and burdens and longings and gone to the other side where everything is fresh, bright and clean and loving to a point beyond imagination.

I have had the pleasure to converse with Cam thru Care2 on various subjects. Never got close to him. Enjoyed the conversations and opinions whatever they were. Take your rest my friend, when we meet we won't have need to defend any position or opinion
. Love would have welcomed us all, at last.
RIP.............. Cam

Kit.... Dandelion and others.. thank you for sharing this info about care2 members passing on.. Another good point about this site.. being human despite of and

understanding.. we care...

that is worth more that money.. precious stones and metals.. a sense that you are part of something meaningful.. A place where the love is felt... Cause... I feel it.

Condolences to his family..

The man lived and from the posts here
left a meaningful legacy..

He touched hearts and minds.. wow..

impressed.. Lyn

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:10 am
RIP with your beloved wife Cam.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 12:03 pm
Don't kmow Howver , R.I.P :(

Henry Massingale (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 9:00 pm
Cam was a friend, and he started helping me build my social network;
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