Tragic news for our local hockey and broadcasting communities, as legendary play-by-play announcer Don Cameron has passed away.
Cameron was the voice of the Kitchener Rangers for over 50 years.
Former Rangers President Craig Campbell tweeting, “I just received a heartbreaking call that longtime family friend and former @OHLRangers radio play by play legend Don Cameron has passed after a brief illness.”
A spokesperson for the Rangers confirmed his passing to 570 NEWS.
Condolences from across Waterloo Region, and the OHL community, have started pouring in on social media.
— Craig Campbell (@craiger_c) June 7, 2018
Utterly flabbergasted to learn of the passing of Don Cameron. My mentor, my hero, and the finest gentleman you’ll ever want to meet. Sadness does not begin to describe my feelings. This is devastating.
— Mike Farwell (@farwell_ohl) June 7, 2018
— WCDSBNewswire (@WCDSBNewswire) June 7, 2018
— Dave Jaworsky (@DaveJaworsky) June 7, 2018
It is with Sadness that Long-time play-byplay announcer for the Rangers Don Cameron has passed away! Our prayers and healing energy go out to his family and friends.
~ @ryangosse_ https://t.co/aU95s2iVyM
— COUNTRY 106.7 (@country1067) June 7, 2018
He was one of a kind, and he will certainly be missed.
— Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) June 7, 2018
We have lost a truly great gentleman, and a wonderful man. Good speed, Don Cameron.
— Gary Doyle (@GaryDoyleKW) June 7, 2018
Today, we remember our friend, Don Cameron, who for 21 years was the the face and champion of Don Cameron Potato Night. He used his voice to help raise more than half a million pounds of food for our neighbours in need. Thank you, Don. You will be missed.#PotatoBlitz @OHLRangers pic.twitter.com/T5Y1Hntsfx
— House of Friendship (@hofwatreg) June 7, 2018
— Jay McKee (@JayMcKee74) June 7, 2018
Don Cameron was a true legend, one of the best broadcasters. Sending love and prayers to family, friends, and fans. https://t.co/cCdYF3SYW8
— CHYM 96.7 (@CHYM967) June 7, 2018
Stunned by news of the passing of legendary sportscaster from Summerside – Don Cameron! For over 50 yrs, Don helped make hockey Canada’s game with his stories, esp. for his beloved @OHLRangers fans! My condolences to his family and friends, and his @570news & @OHLHockey families! pic.twitter.com/RNdGAxle8G
— Berry Vrbanovic (@berryonline) June 7, 2018