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Cameron Glen Cranston

Cameron Glen Cranston - October 3, 1991 - February 13, 2017 It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cameron Glen Cranston on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Cameron is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Janine Alcock, their well-loved fur babies Aleister, Mordred and Merlin, his parents Glen and Carla Cranston, sister Meghan (Bryan, Xander, Rory and Ethan) and brother Scott (Chelsea, Sheldon, Linden), his great grandmother Joanne Kowalik of Kenora, grandmother Isabel Kowalik of Redditt as well as Janine's family, father Lorne Alcock (Teri), Donna Dixon and Janine's brother and sister, Tanner and Lexie. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends that were like family to him. He was predeceased by his grandparents Gerry and Lorraine Cranston, grandfather Ron Kowalik and recently, Uncle Larry Cranston. Cameron grew up in Keewatin and attended Keewatin Public School, St. Thomas Aquinas and Beaver Brae Secondary School. He had been attending the University of Winnipeg at the time of his death and was excited to be so close to attaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He would have graduated this May. He had worked since the age of 15 at the Kenora Safeway store in the bakery, which helped fund his education and his tours. He developed many close relationships with his co-workers. Thank you to his boss, Ken for being so understanding of Cam's need for flexibility. He started hockey at a young age and spent many hours at the rink playing for the AA Thistles up until the end of Bantam. He played for the Beaver Brae Broncos high school team for 2 years and won the Spirit award one year. He was an intensely competitive hockey player and had been described as "playing like he was six feet tall". Music was his passion and he loved the time he spent playing with his band, 1971. They travelled to both coasts on several occasions, playing small clubs and private parties. It truly was the time of their lives! They made so many special memories that will live on forever. Cam absolutely adored the east coast and its people. 1971 had recently received a grant from the Manitoba Government to make a recording and had just started rehearsing new material for it. For many years, Cam and Janine and their group of friends had made the week long excursion to Folk Fest. It was always a highlight of their summer. Cam and Janine had taken up gardening in recent years. When they moved to their new home on Third Street North last fall, the first thing they did was dig a spot in the back yard for their garden. They both were looking forward to planting it this spring and many plans were in the works to expand it in the coming years. Cam loved all living creatures, especially his kitty babies and his fur sisters, Marley and Sadie. Cameron was passionate about his beliefs and had signed his organ donor card when he renewed his driver's license this past October. Never in a million years did we imagine we would be discussing this 4 months later. Cameron was able to help 7 other people through his selfless gift. The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and paramedics that attended Cameron as well as Stephanie from the Trillium Gift of Life Network. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at Knox United Church with Pastor Gordon Day-Janz officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kenora Cat Shelter or to a bursary that will be established in the near future for a "struggling second semester university student" as we know well that money was always tight for Cam in the second semester. Details will be announced once they are finalized. We are broken hearted and will miss you forever. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.13148549
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Carla, Glen and family
Posted by Michele Pelletier (Friend) On Saturday, March 4, 2017
It's is with great sadness to be writing this. Memories during the Thistle Hockey years will live on as well as Cam's presence. Our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you, Michele, Clint and Matt.
Carla & Glen & Family
Posted by Sue Kurtz (family friend) On Monday, February 27, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time.

We are so sorry for your loss

Sue & Terry Kurtz & family

Deepest Sympathies
Posted by Glen Kufflick (family friend) On Sunday, February 26, 2017
Dear Glen,Carla and family,my heart goes out to you all.I was stunned to hear of your loss,my the angels comfort you!!!!!
So sorry for your great loss
Posted by Al & Joanie Smith (Acquaintance) On Friday, February 24, 2017
Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

We are glad to here Cameron was the root of many fine memories that you will cherish forever.

God bless you all!

Sincerely,

The Smiths

Memories of Cam
Posted by Charlene Sharples (Former neighbor) On Thursday, February 23, 2017
I have lots of great memories of Cam . We first met ; when I heard a little voice calling someone by the name of Molly. She was the family dog; big friendly black lab. Turns out she & Cam got to be reg visitors ; while Molly & our blk lab Teca played ; Jim enjoyed playing guitar or mandolin with Cam ; also Scott . Whenever I was in the garden ; Cam would often stop & was full of questions re plants. We met often @ folk fest . I like to think he's with Molly and smiling down on us all ?

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