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Julia Elizabeth (Beatty) Cameron

February 6, 1937 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 80)

CAMERON, Julia Elizabeth (nee Beatty) - died in her home on her own terms, February 1, 2018 in Peterborough Ontario, she lived with Kidney Disease. She was 80.

Julia was born in Toronto on February 6, 1937 to Elizabeth (Betty) Breymann Beatty (nee Smith) and William Lee Beatty. She grew up in Toronto, attending Brown Public School and North Toronto Collegiate. She spent all her summers as a child and as an adult on her beloved Stony Lake. She married a Stony Laker and her life partner Donald in 1957.  After a move to Peterborough, Julia discovered her tremendous skills at Real Estate. She was able to combine her loves, Stony Lake and Real Estate, and was very successful selling and listing on the lake from her cottage 'Greyrocks' for over 20 years.  She loved her career in-a-boat, and was often heard to say "You've got to know where the rocks aren't"!!

Getting her hands into the black earth of her garden, travelling with her husband Donald, as well as deeply instilling love of travel and exploration with both her granddaughters were everyday activities for Julia. She was creative in everything she did and in her retirement took to oil painting and graphite drawing with great passion.

Julia is survived by her daughter Breymann and son-in-law Mark Russell, granddaughters Celine and Sally Russell, kid sister Angela McCumber (nee Beatty) brother-in-law David McCumber, twin brother Sandy Beatty, sister-in-law Margaret Beatty (nee Stewart), cousin David Dodge (Chris) and nieces and nephews Alex(Joanna), Jennifer(Tim), Susan and Jamie McKay(Cindy).  She is predeceased by her husband Donald John Vansittart Cameron and her son, Michael Livingstone Cameron.

Before Julia's passing, a request was made for those who wished to send her tulips.  The response was overwhelming! Both Julia and the family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the many who contributed. A friend described it as "our plan to catapult Julia into an early spring," and it really worked!!

Julia and her family would like to thank the multitude of caregivers and doctors who have been so supportive on her journey

There will be a Celebration of Life for Julia at her home in East City on Sunday, February 11 at 2pm. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, Julia requested donation to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Online condolences may be expressed www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com


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