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Harold Cameron, Jr.

Born: Mon., Jun. 14, 1948
Died: Wed., Jun. 5, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: Saint Kateri

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 08, 2019
Location: Saint Kateri

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Harold Cameron, Jr. passed peacefully at his residence on Wednesday June 5, 2019 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on June 14, 1948 to Harold and Marie Cameron.  He was a member of the Bay Mills Indian Community. He attended Brimley Public Schools until he was 18 then enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He served in Vietnam from 1968 until 1970.  While in the Army he received the Award of the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism.  While deployed in Vietnam in1969 and with total disregard for his own personal safety, while under enemy fire, he was instrumental in helping three fellow soldiers to a safe area for medical treatment.  His display of personal bravery and devotion to duty earned him this award in keeping with the highest tradition of the military service of the U.S.
Army.  He was a lifetime member of the Brimley VFW Post 9023.  After his service he came home and worked in the Flint area at Chrysler/Plymouth and then came home and worked as a commercial fisherman.  His last position was Maintenance Director of the Bay Mills Housing Authority.  He married Corrine LeBlanc at St. Catherine’s Church on December 28, 1974.  They have been together for 48 years.  They have three sons, Harold Cameron, III, Nicholas and Casey and made their home in Bay Mills, Michigan.  He is survived by wife Corrine and two of his sons Harold Cameron, III and Casey.  They lost their son Nicholas to cancer in 2017.  He is also survived by brothers Darryl (Edith), Arnold (Jessie), Joel and Norman (Eileen); sisters Penny (Chuck) and Carol (Chris).  He is also survived by his grandchildren Joe, Lauren, Emily, Melody, Michael, Mary Jane, Maddox, Angelique, Carter and Tensilee.  With special heart felt feeling for Patience Peltier.  Also survived by his Uncle Gerald Teeple and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was considered to be a member of the LeBlanc family and is survived by Bernadette (Eddy), Eileen, Sonny (Joann), Debbie, Tony (Dawn), Jacques (Gloria) and Evelyene (Joe).  He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Marie Cameron, son Nicholas Cameron, sisters Leola Calder and Carrie Cameron, brother William Cameron, niece Jackie Leapley, nephews Dennis and Bill Cameron, also his grandparents, uncles and aunts who also passed on before him.

Visitation will be held Friday June 7, 2019 at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church beginning at 4:00pm with readings being held at 7:00pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00pm Saturday June 8, 2019 at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church with Brother John Hascall as Celebrant.  Burial with full Military Honors will be held at Mission Hill Cemetery immediately following the funeral Mass.  Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

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Wanda Osborn
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
My deepest condolences at your lost of such a wonderful person. I have fond memories of playing cribbage with Junior when on we were on break at the Resort & Casino. He was always an upbeat and positive person to work with. I consider it a blessing to have gotten to know him.

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