Maj Herrold Ashley Cameron (Ret’d)
We regret to advise the death of Major Herrold Ashley Cameron (Ret’d) after a long illness on 12 June 2004 at Victoria General Hospital.
Ashley was born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1919 and grew up in Ottawa. He entered the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario in 1937. With the outbreak of the Second World War, he was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Engineers on 21 December 1939. He was posted to Camp Petawawa having received a War Certificate from RMC. In 1941 he was posted overseas. After the war, he returned to Canada, lived in Truro, Nova Scotia and later in Ottawa. For several years, Ashley served on the Inspectorate of Quarter Master General Services team, travelling throughout Canada. He continued to serve with the Engineers until 1965, with postings to Regina, Quebec City and Edmonton.
After leaving the army, he accepted a position with the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. When he retired in 1986, he moved to Victoria. He had been a patient at Broadmead Lodge in Victoria, B.C. for the past several years.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 680 Courtney Street, Victoria on 18 June 2004. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. [zpp]