CALVERT, Cameron Delmar

February 11, 1930 – January 13, 2012

Cameron Delmar Calvert was born in Lakehurst, Ontario on February 11, 1930. Cam came West as a young man at the age of 17 in 1947, where he met his love of his life, Ruth Katherine Wethal, who predeceased him on December 14, 2001. He was predeceased by all his brothers and sisters, as well as his son, Donald Cameron on April 25, 1985. He is survived by his four daughters, Coreen Calvert, Debbie Aadland (Dennis), Wendy Parker (Dennis), Susan Calvert (Ron), and two sons, Derrick (Patti) and Tyler (Melanie), as well as 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Cam leaves behind a very special friend, Bonnie Baynes.
Cam met Ruth in Saskatchewan, where they had their first child Coreen. He had several jobs within the oil industry where he met many of his life long friends, eventually settling in Calgary, first living in Forest Lawn, then Bowness, and finally in Springbank. While working in Calgary he was part of the Glenmore Reservoir roadway system, delivering gravel to the dam area. He then decided to head back into the Oil Industry where he went on the road selling drilling bits to seismic crews, until he retired. Cam and Ruth loved travelling and owned many different types of recreational vehicles. His love of horses brought him to belong to Calgary Western Riders, as well as the Steele Scouts. Within the Steele Scouts, he started out as a Trooper, working his way through the ranks, ending up as Regimental Sergeant Major and a lifetime member. Cam was also predeceased by his equine friend, Buck.
Even while Cam was not feeling well, he always managed to maintain a sense of humor, and it was tough beating him at Scrabble, and he loved to beat Bonnie (and whoever else) at cards. He will be sadly missed by family and the many friends he made while navigating around this country.
A celebration of Cam’s life will be held at Springbank United Church on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 1100 hours, with the reception at the Springbank Heritage Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Cam’s memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as Springbank Heritage Club.

  1. On 15/01/2012 at 9:54 am Hilda & Mike Kinakin Said:

    Please accept our sincere condolences with the passing of Cam. We curled with Cam in Seniors Curling in Springbank over the past few years and enjoyed his company and cheerfulness very much.

    He will be sorely missed.

    Hilda & Mike Kinakin

  2. On 15/01/2012 at 1:44 pm Ken, Marlene & Clifford Rea Said:

    Sometimes in life you, you find a special friend, someone who changes your life by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh, until you can’t stop, someone who makes beleive that there really is good in the world. This is forever friendship, Cam and family were this friendship to us in the 44 years we knew him, he will be sadly missed.

  3. On 15/01/2012 at 3:41 pm Larry Steier Said:

    A wonderful man with many life experiences. Always willing to share his experience and always quick to laugh. We already miss you.
    Condolences to family and friends.
    Larry & Claudette Steier

  4. On 15/01/2012 at 3:44 pm Glen & Frances McGlaughlin Said:

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Cam Calvert. Cam was well known to those of us who had the pleasure to curl with and against him for nearly 12 years in our Senior Curling League in Springbank and Cochrane,his attitude win or lose was always one of open friendliness as it was whenever we’d meet at MacDonalds to discuss the world’s problems and the next RV trip!

    What a great gentleman who I know will be greatly missed by his friends.

    Sincerely Glen & Frances McGlaughlin

  5. On 15/01/2012 at 8:37 pm Laura Ross-Giroux & Alan Giroux Said:

    It is with heavy hearts we extend to you all our deepest condolences. Cam touched many lives and we are glad to have him a part of ours. Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to heal your hearts.
    Alan, Laura and Carrie

  6. On 16/01/2012 at 6:27 am Linda Dees (Vanderveen) Said:

    Our love and prayers go out to the whole Calvert family as you go through this difficult time. I have so many awesome, happy, fun memories of hanging out at your place in Springbank. Riding horses, steel sticks and bumper car riding. Very treasured memories with a beautiful family. Your Dad was such a sweet and funny man. He always had a big hug and huge smile when I would see him in Cochrane Tim Hortons. May God give you all the strength you need as you say your last good-byes here on earth.
    Ron and Linda Dees (Vanderveen)

  7. On 16/01/2012 at 4:46 pm Farrow Family Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the Calvert family as you say good-bye to a wonderful man. We are sorry that we cannot attend the service on Tue. but please know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers at this difficult time.
    Roy and Donna Farrow and family

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