CAMERON, Dr. Kenneth Frederick – Dr. Kenneth Frederick Cameron died on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, NB. Ken was born August 16, 1931 at Cameron’s Mills, near Petitcodiac, NB. He was the only child of the late Lauchie and Beatrice (Steeves) Cameron.
Following graduation from Petitcodiac High School, he attended NB Teachers’ College. He held Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Education from the University of Maine and received a Beaverbrook Overseas Teachers’ Scholarship for study at the University of London. His Master’s and Doctoral degrees were from the University of Toronto.
Ken was a teacher and principal for 25 years, primarily in Saint John, NB. During this period he was a president of the Saint John Teachers’ Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association. He also served on curriculum development committees of the Provincial Department of Education.
In 1975 he joined the Faculty of Education of the University of New Brunswick. He served as a Director of Graduate Studies, a member of the University Senate and on various University Committees. He was co-founder of the New Brunswick Centre for Educational Administration. He was also co-chairman of a Provincial Manpower Adjustment Committee which led to the establishment of deferred salary leaves for New Brunswick teachers.
Following his retirement from UNB in 1996 Ken served as chairman of the Charter for Business Committee of the NB Duke of Edinburgh Award. He and his wife Donna continued to maintain a residence in Fredericton while spending the summer period at their much loved Oak Bay vacation home and travelling extensively during the winter months.
Ken is survived by his wife Donna (Crompton), his daughter Ellen Cameron (Robert Curtis) of Aukland, NZ, and his grandson Sean Cameron Widdowson of Dunedin, NZ and Hong Kong.
Visitation was held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Friday, September 17, from 6 – 8 p.m. A memorial service was held from St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2 p.m., with The Rev. Canon Dr. Ross N. Hebb officiating. For those who wish, donations in Ken’s memory can be made to Hospice Fredericton or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.mcadamsfh.com.