ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David Cameron, 62 years old, born on January 1, 1958, and passed away on September 24, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Donna Johnson on March 25, 2021
His sister, Jane Cameron, has said they'll be holding a service after all this Covid stuff is over! :)
Posted by Robert Bernardo on March 24, 2021
I met Dave for the first time in 2017 when our club had a computer show at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle. He was the hardware engineer there, and he was always helpful in the set-up of our equipment. Sometimes he went beyond the call of duty to make sure our computers were running right for the show! I always looked forward to seeing his friendly face at the our next computer show... again in 2018 and again in 2019. In 2019, we looked at each other, both of us smiling, both of us saying, "If I see you again, I'll see you again." Rest in peace, Dave.
Posted by Mackenzie Cameron on October 19, 2020
Thank you, Uncle David, for being kind and funny. You impressed me with your memory and keen eye for details, your sense of humor, your novel observations, and matter-of-fact kindness. My most meaningful memories of you are from visits to Washington as a young kid, without my parents. On these trips, I remember connecting with you over jigsaw puzzles, problem-solving games, and a love of cats. I appreciate that you took time to connect with me on these common interests - I felt shy and sometimes out of place on these trips, and it helped me feel more at ease to focus on these things I liked so much. I think I was aware that you were observing and noticing details about me in a way I wasn't used to, and I was cautiously observing you as well. I remember noticing that you had a different approach and intent with your cats than that of most people I knew, and it certainly was very different from my own approach at the time. I learned that you encouraged and allowed them be who they wanted to be and naturally were. I don't remember the words you used to explain, but for me the idea of accepting cats for their natural behaviors and not focusing so much on what I wanted them to do was a new concept. It introduced the opportunity to observe things how they are, and enjoy that process rather than the results. I'd never heard anyone talk about animals that way before. It seemed like you extended me some of the same acceptance and goodwill, allowing me to like what I liked and encouraging those interest. Thanks for the boxes of puzzles and for opening my eyes to a level of jigsaw mastery I haven't seen in another person before or since. Thanks for allowing little-me to be how I was and to like what I liked, and for helping me feel noticed, smart, accepted, and welcomed on my first trips away from home and parents.
Posted by Linda Lumbard on October 11, 2020
I have such fond memories of David. He was always so much fun and had a great sense of humor. I have thought of him often over the years and in my memories there is always his big smile. Just the greatest guy you would ever meet.
Linda Reebs Lumbard
Posted by Tricia Reebs - elmer on October 11, 2020
David was like an extra brother during the summer months when we were kids. He and my brother were always busy with "special projects" in our workshop.  Hours of enjoyment playing dock tag and other back yard adventures. I have great memories and am sad to hear that he has passed.
Posted by Vera West on October 10, 2020
David, it has taken me awhile to write on this site. You were a friend, an employee, and a nephew. When you had your heart attack Willard and I were one of the first to make it to the hospital. When we got there and asked to see you the Dr. let Melanie and me go back to see you he had asked me if I was any relation and I explained it to him. He said oh, you are an Aunt, go on back. I have thought about that a lot. You are more than an employee.
I will miss you humming the tune “As Time Goes By”.  I want you to know Clyde is doing well here. He almost ready to venture into our kitchen. He purrs all the time. Even, with Lili, mostly. She gets to forward and he puts her in her place. You Rest In Peace now. No more hurting.
Posted by Austin Briggs on October 9, 2020
David, you were like an extra dad to me growing up. It's probably because of your investment in me that I work with software these days. I still haven't forgotten the lesson that a cowboy hat does not protect my head when it runs into a tree. Thanks for giving me your time, engaging me, and being a provider of fun for me as a kid. And for your jokes. Can't forget those. Rest in peace.
Posted by Tracey Nelson-Shimek on October 5, 2020
I’m so sad Lerner to hear about Dave. I played soccer with Dave for a few years.  Such a nice person to be around.  My heart goes out to his family & friends. May he Rest In Peace. 
Posted by Melanie Briggs on October 5, 2020
I met you forever ago at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club. So many fun filled summers of floating Snoqualmie River, baking cookies, making ice cream, laughing with pool people. You were an incredible support during my son's cancer treatment. An amazing friend, you will be missed!!! Rest in Peace.
Posted by Emily Brobst on September 28, 2020
David... i never got to meet you but yet I still feel like you were family. It’s so clear how much you meant to Donna and I’m grateful through her I got to get to know you. It doesn’t seem the same not to walk in the door and ask how’s David today or hear the phone ring and ask... is it David!!!?? Your attitude and spirit was so strong through everything you had to go through. I’m not sure why the good ones always get taken far too soon, but I know you are still around keeping us laughing. Not gonna lie, the first sign you sent to Donna even had me in tears and laughing at the same time with your sense of humor at the core of it. I know you are in a better place and free from any pain from now until forever but you will be so greatly missed!
Posted by Alison Eliason on September 28, 2020
David was a special friend! We met at Strobe Data, which was my first full-time job. He helped with work projects and navigating the newness of being in a professional setting.

He had other talents outside of work. He was a great baker and made the Best oatmeal cookies! It took a lot of asking, but he finally gave me the recipe. I could never make them like he did.

His passion for swimming and the stories from old were entertaining. He was a great story teller. He was also an amazing wood worker and fix it guy. He surprised me a few times with projects!

I feel blessed that I knew David. He will always be remembered! May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Donna Johnson on September 28, 2020
David....Where do I even start? I can’t possibly express in words how much you will be missed! You were my best friend, my big brother, my chosen family. I honestly am not sure where I’d even be had it not been for you. You were always there for me…to lend a helping hand (or a life saving hand) and a listening ear! I miss our multiple daily conversations. I miss our ferry boat rides, our picture excursions (even at the dump), our quest for the perfect mango lassi and our quick trips to the store to spend the DDF. Everything that happens, I think “oh…I can’t wait to call David and tell him” and the emptiness I feel now is HUGE!

You have been the most constant, stable thing in my life since I was 8 years old. I am so grateful for the extra special time we had together the last few years – I so enjoyed my visits with you – thank you for sharing your life with me! There is such an emptiness I feel now, but at the same time, I feel so full of wonderful memories.  When I find myself crying (which is daily now), I usually think of a ‘David story’ and within a few seconds, I’m either smiling or laughing. 

And thank you for the ‘signs’ – you’ve had me chuckling more than once in the few days since you left....standard David pranks!  I will love you forever and always David and I will miss you even more.

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Posted by Donna Johnson on March 25, 2021
His sister, Jane Cameron, has said they'll be holding a service after all this Covid stuff is over! :)
Posted by Robert Bernardo on March 24, 2021
I met Dave for the first time in 2017 when our club had a computer show at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle. He was the hardware engineer there, and he was always helpful in the set-up of our equipment. Sometimes he went beyond the call of duty to make sure our computers were running right for the show! I always looked forward to seeing his friendly face at the our next computer show... again in 2018 and again in 2019. In 2019, we looked at each other, both of us smiling, both of us saying, "If I see you again, I'll see you again." Rest in peace, Dave.
Posted by Mackenzie Cameron on October 19, 2020
Thank you, Uncle David, for being kind and funny. You impressed me with your memory and keen eye for details, your sense of humor, your novel observations, and matter-of-fact kindness. My most meaningful memories of you are from visits to Washington as a young kid, without my parents. On these trips, I remember connecting with you over jigsaw puzzles, problem-solving games, and a love of cats. I appreciate that you took time to connect with me on these common interests - I felt shy and sometimes out of place on these trips, and it helped me feel more at ease to focus on these things I liked so much. I think I was aware that you were observing and noticing details about me in a way I wasn't used to, and I was cautiously observing you as well. I remember noticing that you had a different approach and intent with your cats than that of most people I knew, and it certainly was very different from my own approach at the time. I learned that you encouraged and allowed them be who they wanted to be and naturally were. I don't remember the words you used to explain, but for me the idea of accepting cats for their natural behaviors and not focusing so much on what I wanted them to do was a new concept. It introduced the opportunity to observe things how they are, and enjoy that process rather than the results. I'd never heard anyone talk about animals that way before. It seemed like you extended me some of the same acceptance and goodwill, allowing me to like what I liked and encouraging those interest. Thanks for the boxes of puzzles and for opening my eyes to a level of jigsaw mastery I haven't seen in another person before or since. Thanks for allowing little-me to be how I was and to like what I liked, and for helping me feel noticed, smart, accepted, and welcomed on my first trips away from home and parents.
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