Emma CAMERON

CAMERON Emma Caroline Cameron of Olds, Alta went to be with her Lord on February 3, 2007 at the age of 84. Emma (Borup) Cameron was born July 1, 1923 at home near Bashaw, the middle child of seven children. She was predeceased by her father Peder in 1972 and her mother Margaret in 1930. She was also predeceased by her sisters Mary Johnson, Martha Harder, Dorothy Reay and her brother Eric Borup, plus all her sister & brothers-in-laws. She is survived by her sisters Ann Wilson and Helen Reay. Emma is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of 59 years and her children Brian (Cheryl) and his children Ellice & Dustin; and Debra (Larry) Hooper and their 4 children & families – Darren (Tara), Timothy (Merle mae), David (Johanna) and Julie. She was also blessed with 5 great grand children. Emma was born on a farm approximately 10 miles east of Bashaw on a farm close to Buffalo Lake, then in the 1930,s the family moved to a farm 5 miles east of Bashaw. She received most of her schooling at Rockling Bay walking about 4 miles to school. Her mother died when Emma was 6 years old. Their Dad wanted to keep the family together so they all worked on the farm to make their living. When Emma finished school she went to Calgary. There she worked by day to support herself and at night took a secretarial course and later went to Bible school for four years. Emma taught Vacation Bible School in the summer around Alberta and this is where she met Ken. Ken was a hired man at a farm where she was staying and he was sweet on her. This started about 3 years of dating. They were married in Bashaw on June 15, 1948. After they were married they lived south of Lougheed on a farm, close to Ken's family, for about 5 years. In 1953 they took over the Borup farm near Bashaw shortly after her dad retired. They moved there in 1953 and farmed till 1972 when they moved to Red Deer. Emma also taught Sunday School for years both at Meeting Creek, where the family went to church, as well as in Red Deer where they attended different churches. Ken worked with different machine companies while Emma had various jobs, including working for the Adviser where she supervised the preparation of papers for delivery. Emma & Ken did quite a bit of traveling after they retired including going to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, & Alaska. One highlight of their life was their first trip after selling the farm travelling for a month overseas. In 2004, after Ken had 2 strokes they moved to Sunrise Condo in Olds to be closer to their children, who could care for them. About this time Emma began her struggle with Alzherimers. They settled in and enjoyed Sunrise till Emma went into the hospital from a fall bruising her hip. As a family we want to express thanks for such wonderful care given by the Olds Hospital staff, nurses, Dr. Weidrick and special thanks to Marie Griffiths for all the loving care she gave to our mother. We also want to thank the Sunrise staff and residents for all their warm welcome, care and help while mom lived there. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Olds with Pastor Norm Tauber officiating. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Association. As a tribute to Emma Cameron, a tree will be planted in the Heartland Tree Memorial Park, Olds. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD. Olds, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610


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