David William Harris Cameron
November 18, 1954 – February 10, 2022
David was born in the East York section of Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Andrew McCullough Cameron and Jane Elizabeth Catharine Harris Cameron. He was the first grandchild to be born for both families. He grew up playing hockey, was an avid skier and loved his summers at their family cottage on Lake Simcoe. It was during this time he developed a love of fishing and boating. David undertook a five year apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Lithographer, and later a Master Journeyman. He immigrated to the United States in 1978. He later met and married his wife, Kate in San Diego. Together they went on to raise daughters Victoria and Megan. David transferred his love of freshwater fishing and boating to the Pacific and ocean sailing. David and Kate owned a CSK catamaran early in their marriage and hosted many sailing trips with friends and family. Megan’s first sailing trip was when she was 1 week old.
David worked for over three decades in the commercial printing business. He graduated from Platt College to better understand digital workflow that was taking over in many industries. He then went to work for a large packaging firm buying printing and raw materials. When the recession of 2008 hit, he re-invented himself to earn a class B driver’s license and drove a bus for the Metropolitan Transit System in San Diego. After some time he retired and continued his love of fishing and boating. He was a skilled grill master and sushi chef and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
David is survived by his wife, Catherine (Kate), daughter, Victoria (Tori) Lewis, son-in-law Steve, daughter, Megan Morris, son-in-law James. His sister, Nancy Bazilli, brother-in-law John, sister, Moragh Cameron, brother-in-law Dan Hudson and nephews Sean Rocha, Cameron Bazilli and Matthew Bazilli, his three grandchildren, Connor Lewis, Jacob Lewis and Fiona Morris. David was pre-deceased by his parents, Andrew and Jane Cameron, and sister, Jane-Anne Rocha.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in David’s name to The American Cancer Society.