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Julia Elizabeth (nee Beatty) Cameron

CAMERON, Julia Elizabeth (nee Beatty) - Died in her home on her own terms, February 1, 2018 in Peterborough Ontario, she lived with Kidney Disease. She was 80. Julia was born in Toronto on February 6, 1937 to Elizabeth (Betty) Breymann Beatty (nee Smith) and William Lee Beatty. She grew up in Toronto, attending Brown Public School and North Toronto Collegiate. She spent all her summers as a child and as an adult on her beloved Stony Lake. She married a Stony Laker and her life partner Donald in 1957. After a move to Peterborough, Julia discovered her tremendous skills at Real Estate. She was able to combine her loves, Stony Lake and Real Estate, and was very successful selling and listing on the lake from her cottage 'Greyrocks' for over 20 years. She loved her career in-a-boat, and was often heard to say "You've got to know where the rocks aren't"!! Getting her hands into the black earth of her garden, travelling with her husband Donald, as well as deeply instilling love of travel and exploration with both her granddaughters were everyday activities for Julia. She was creative in everything she did and in her retirement took to oil painting and graphite drawing with great passion. Julia is survived by her daughter Breymann and son-in-law Mark Russell, granddaughters Celine and Sally Russell, kid sister Angela McCumber (nee Beatty) brother-in-law David McCumber, twin brother Sandy Beatty, sister-in-law Margaret Beatty (nee Stewart), cousin David Dodge (Chris) and nieces and nephews Alex (Joanna), Jennifer (Tim), Susan and Jamie McKay (Cindy). She is predeceased by her husband Donald John Vansittart Cameron and her son, Michael Livingstone Cameron. Before Julia's passing, a request was made for those who wished to send her tulips. The response was overwhelming! Both Julia and the family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the many who contributed. A friend described it as "our plan to catapult Julia into an early spring," and it really worked!! Julia and her family would like to thank the multitude of caregivers and doctors who have been so supportive on her journey. There will be a Celebration of Life for Julia at her home in East City on Sunday, February 11 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, Julia requested donation to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Online condolences may be expressed www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com13249783
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truly sorry
Posted by Peter Boot (friend) On Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Breymann,I am sorry for your loss.I have many good and interesting memories from working with your mom over the years in real estate.She will be dearly missed.Peter
Our condolences
Posted by David Cain, Janis Kelly (Neighbors) On Tuesday, February 6, 2018
To the family , We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Julia, may you find comfort in the memories you shared. We are neighbours on Engleburn place

Janis Kelly and David Cain

My sincere condolences
Posted by Janice Fialkowski (colleague) On Tuesday, February 6, 2018
My sincere condolences to Julia's family on her passing. Julia and I sat on the Peterborough Architectural Heritage Advisory Committee in the 1980s. Her passion for the preservation of built heritage was an inspiration to us all.
Most thoughtful lady
Posted by Anne boot (Friend) On Sunday, February 4, 2018
My path crossed briefly with Julia and l never forgot the wonderful experience.
loss of a real lady
Posted by gord hogg (friend) On Saturday, February 3, 2018
Breymann, I am so sorry for your loss. I always saw your mom as a true lady who also wouldn't let anyone get away with anything. She treated all the staff at Sam's like family and I feel the loss in this way. My thoughts are with you and your family


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