McRAE, Robert Campbell “Cam”

September 10, 1934 – February 15, 2020

Cam McRae of Cremona, AB passed away in Didsbury at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Cam’s Life will be held at noon on February 29, 2020 at the Royal Oak Victory Church (450 Royal Oak Drive NW, Calgary AB).

Cam was born in North Norfolk, Manitoba to Jean Campbell and Archibald McRae. He graduated high school in Carmen, Manitoba. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 plus years and is a retired Master Warrant Officer.
    
Cam leaves behind:

His two daughters: Linda-Ann Madill and Debbie Sharp

His 4 stepsons: Dean (Lucinda), Todd (Anna), Kelly (Kerry-div), and Blaine (Dawna);

His 17 grandchildren: Eric Madill, Colin Madill, Jessica Nyhoff (John), Andrew Sharp, Ben Sharp, Amanda Bennett (Daphne), Holly Bennett, Brian Harrigan (Maria), Tabitha Repay (Jeff), Jennifer Permann (Jesse), Brandi Cameron (Kirk), Gary Bennett, Scott Bennett (Cathie), Hajaratu Jalloh, Dustin Bennett (Beth), Kendra Zeta (Chad), Binta Jalloh

His 15 great grandchildren: Hannah Nyhoff, Adelyn Nyhoff, Emma Nyhoff, Jordon Bennett, Angel Repay, April Repay, Taylor James, Tristan Repay, Ethan Repay, Zoey Harrigan, Khloe Cameron, Gabriella Bennett, Lukas Cameron, Colton Harrigan, Ava Bennett … and 4 more on the way.

Cam is preceded in death by his wife Mary Margaret McRae and grandson Bryan James Wright.

Cam was a wonderful storyteller, a great husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Alison (Allie) Van Arnam, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 20/02/2020 at 10:51 pm Charlie & Phyllis Said:

    Linda & Debbie and all family members,our prayers are with you at this sad time,many great visits with Cam over the years. Our sincere condolences to all family & friends. R.I.P Cam you were a true friend.

  2. On 22/02/2020 at 5:37 pm Theresa Grolway Said:

    To Cam’s Family,
    This has come as a shock, as I was speaking with Cam a month ago & all seemed good. When Margaret & Cam lived in Portage La Prairie, Ken & I visited them every summer & had a FANTASTIC time. As well as when they moved to Cremona we visited there & the good times continued.
    I could write a book 🙂
    Thanks Cam & God bless. You’re with your dear Margaret.
    Theresa Grolway.
    Ottawa, Ontario.

  3. On 23/02/2020 at 9:47 am kerry Bennett Said:

    Cam, words cannot express the feeling I have every time I think of you. You have been a huge part of my life and I cherish all our special times together. I will miss our Wednesdays and special occasions. I loved listening to your incredibly detailed stories, and loved watching you laugh as though you were telling it for the first time. I will miss watching the Grey Cup and Super Bowl with you and I actually learned to enjoy watching baseball! I have peace knowing you are with the Lord and that you can breathe well and walk and and are without pain. Thank you for being such a wonderfully beautiful and kind man in my life.

  4. On 23/02/2020 at 1:44 pm Dustin Bennett Said:

    Thank you Grandpa for being the man that you were and having the influence you had on my life. We all will miss you and will never forget you. I am so grateful you were in my life. Enjoy your time playing cards with Grandma!

  5. On 23/02/2020 at 10:06 pm Kendra Said:

    Dear Gummy Bear,
    You gave me so much love and filled my heart so much, that I feels like I have a whole in my heart. You played such an integral role in my life, and I am missing you everyday. Thank you for helping shape the person I am today, Grandpa. Thank you for ALWAYS making me feel loved, warm, happy, safe, secure and comforted. Thank you for leaving your mark on my spirit, emotions, mind, heart and more… that’ll forever be with me and I will always cherish it.

    I find so much comfort in knowing that you and Grandma are finally together again. I love you both with all of my being!

  6. On 24/02/2020 at 12:59 am Donna McLean Meloche Said:

    Cammie, where can I begin and how can I express this loss I feel . From our first days together in Calgary when I was just a child . Where the start of the blue T-shirt and doggie began . To my teens in portage and how instrumental you were after the loss of my mom . You and Marg never missed a beat ❤️ To you getting me a job by your side at Woolco. You in the furniture dept and me next door in shoes. Even after I moved away you always made sure to check in and years later after my daughter was born you welcomed us back again : I will miss our sing alongs and cane playing as well as our sneaking rigatoni out of the fridge that was meant for tomorrow . All the Yahtzee games and most of all the laughs and unconditional love . You were one of a kind and heaven has gained an angel . Hug Marg for me and tell my mom and dad I am ok ! Love you always ! Xo Donuts ❤️

  7. On 24/02/2020 at 5:06 pm Mike and Debbie Said:

    There are no words…you were the father I never had and the best friend that I cherished! As I close my eyes, I see you and mama #2, dancing in heaven! I will always feel your light! Sending blessings to all of this amazing family, which I will always feel closeness to! Thank you for the memories and love. Thank you for believing in me through my journey!

    Much Love

    Mike and Debbie Jackman

  8. On 24/02/2020 at 8:56 pm Holly Bennett Said:

    Grandpa, I didn’t get to see you as much as I’d like to have over the years, but some of the fondest memories of my childhood were ones that I was visiting you and grandma. You are one of my favourite people in the world and I am so grateful for the times that I got to share with you and that you got to meet my daughter. You were such an amazing person and so good to your family and we all adored you ❤ I’m glad that you get to be with grandma again, say hi to her for me and we will see you both again one day! I love you. You were the best grandpa a girl could ask for.

  9. On 27/02/2020 at 11:15 am Steven Eschner Said:

    Cam, I am so saddened to hear of your passing. Getting to know you over the pass ten or so years was an absolute privilege for me. I loved sitting with you after a Legion meeting and hearing your stories from a lifetime of adventures. And I will always be thankful of the support you gave me when I was going through an extremely difficult time in my life. You shared relative stories, gave sage advice and listened to all my whining, thank you! And thank you for your service comrade!

  10. On 28/02/2020 at 11:05 pm Lucinda Amara Bennett Said:

    Cam you welcomed me and my daughters with all your heart and your kindness will forever stay in my heart. Love from Lucinda (Hajaratu and Binta).

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