CAMERON Wedding & other Photos 1930s to 1960s

Below are the wedding photographs of the five children of Donald Duncan Cameron (1878-1941) and Isabella Allan (m.s. Brownlees) Cameron (1874-1958) of Woodnorth, Manitoba.

After the wedding photos are some other family photos from the 1940s and 1950s.

Duncan Fyfe Cameron (1909-1977) married Mary Ann McKay (1905-2003) on  October 10, 1936 in Fort Garry, Manitoba
Wilfred Forsyth (1904-1977) married Sarah Short Cameron (1910-1992) on August 31, 1940 at Fort William, Ontario
Donald Ian Cameron (1912-1998) married Della Ileen Shoemaker (1912-2000) on July 9, 1941
Kenneth Brownlee Cameron (1914-2010) married Ruth Kirkpatrick [born Marjorie Barker] (1925-2014) on July 17, 1946
Leonard Allan Cameron (1917-1997) married Elizabeth Margaret Munro (1920-2010) on November 13, 1941


OTHER PHOTOS from the 1940s


Donald Ian Cameron (1912-1998) and Della Ileen Cameron (1912-2000) taken at The Chevron Studio in Victoria British Columbia. I think it operated from 1943-1950. Ian was in the Canadian Navy during World War II and was posted to Victoria for part of his time in the service.

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Ian Cameron (1912-1998) on a leave from the Navy with his mother Isabella (Brownlees) Cameron (1874-1958) at the farm at Woodnorth.

Below is a post card Ian sent to his mother, dated Sept 20, 1944, of his ship the HMCS Gananoque.



“D.I.Cameron v.40088 HMCS Ganonoque, c/o F.M.O, Halifax, N.S. Sept 20/44                   Dear Mother: Sorry I could not get back for harvest, but guess you are getting along as best you can. How is the wheat running this year? Have they got over the summer fallow again? If not it will be in pretty bad shape. How did you get over your trip to Wpg.? As ever, Ian”.  There is an interesting article in Wikipedia on the HMCS Ganonoque, a minesweeper built in Toronto and launched in April 1941. It served off the east coast of Canada as a convoy escort.


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Sarah (m.s. Cameron) Forsyth (1910-1992) and Wilfred Forsyth (1904-1977) in Ontario or Nova Scotia, approx. 1940-1942, before his regiment was sent to England in August 1942.

Wilfred Forsyth (1904-1977) on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Fall 1945 – after the War was over, waiting for his turn to be shipped home to Canada.
Kenneth Brownlee Cameron (1914-2005) taken about 1944.
Elizabeth (m.s. Munro) Cameron  (1920-2010) in the late 1930s or early 1940s
Duncan Fyfe Cameron (1909-1977). This picture is earlier than the others in this section – probably taken about 1928 when he was in Winnipeg for teacher training at Normal School.



Jessie (m.s. Mitchell) (1895-1980) and Robert Kirkpatrick (1891-1954)with their daughter Ruth (1925-2014) who married Ken Cameron (1914-2004). Photo courtesy of Robert Cameron.

IMG_0388.jpg   Wedding day of Ruth Kirkpatrick and Ken Cameron, 17 July 1946. Best man Ian Cameron at far right, matron of honour Mary (m.s. Mitchell) Matthewson at far left. Photo courtesy of their son Robert Cameron.


GRANDCHILDREN of Donald and Isabella Cameron

Some early pictures of the Cameron grandchildren are below:

Allan Cameron – about 1942
Allan Cameron – Mid or  late 1940s.
Duncan & Mary Cameron’s family: Sharon and Allan Cameron in about 1953. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Cameron)
Sharon Cameron – April 1951 (photo courtesy of Sharon Cameron)
Gerry and Lylia Cameron – about 1947/48.
Len & Liz Cameron’s family: Gordon, Bud (Gerry), Lylia Cameron – about 1950. (Photo courtesy of Lylia [Cameron] Brown)
Doug, Jack, Don Cameron – About 1949
Della & Ian Cameron’s family: Don, Keith, Karen, Doug, Jack, about 1953 or 1954. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Cameron.)


Sarah (m.s Cameron) & Wilf Forsyth’s family: Pat & Pam- About 1951 at a photo studio in Virden.
Robert & Murray Cameron – about 1949.
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Ruth and Ken Cameron’s family: Robert, Ferne, Murray – About 1951. (Photo courtesy of Robert Cameron)



At Woodnorth School – December 1957

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Robert Cameron – December 1957
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Ferne Cameron – December 1957
Murray Cameron- December 1957
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Keith Cameron – December 1957
Doug Cameron – December 1957
Jack Cameron – December 1957


Pam Forsyth December 1957 (grade 4)



The Cameron family of San Diego in the summer of 1960. Mary, Sharon, Allan, Duncan. (photo courtesy of Sharon Cameron)


Sharon Cameron in San Diego in 1962. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Cameron)