Ross Cameron, long-time sailing volunteer for Kingston has died aged 78

By | December 9, 2021

Ross Cameron Death – Cause of Death – Ross Cameron, longest-serving and most valuable volunteers for the Kingston sailing community, has passed away at the age of 78. Reports states that Cameron competed, supported and organized sailing in the area for more than 65 years before his death. Cameron started his sailing career at Toronto Island as a boy, and in 1967, he moved to Kingston to become an elementary school teacher.

Cameron became a fixture on Kingston waters, first as a sailor, then as a volunteer and then as race director of Canadian Olympic-training Regatta, Kingston (CORK), the Whig standard reported. Cameron was a member of the Kingston Yacht Club’s board since 1979 and also served as CORK’s chairman from 1985 to 2003. In 2005, he was named CORK’s Volunteer of the Year.

He was given a “special achievement” award in 1992 for outstanding contribution to the field of fitness and amateur sports over a period of at least 10 consecutive years. It was also in 1992 that he was awarded a Canada 125 medal by the Governor General. Cameron was named Yachtsman of the Year in 1995. He was inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame in the “builders” category in 2018, among other outstanding achievements. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

In reaction to his death, Sail Canada wrote; “It is with great sadness that Sail Canada has learned of the passing of Ross Cameron last weekend at the age of 78. Our sincere sympathies to his family and to the members of the Kingston Yacht Club and CORK with whom he has been involved.”

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