Reaction continues to pour in after the passing of radio legend Don Cameron.
The 570 NEWS play-by-play announcer for the Kitchener Rangers is a house-hold name for many in Waterloo Region, with over 4,000 games under his belt.
Cameron passed away June 7th after a brief illness.
Condolences from across Waterloo Region, and the OHL community, began pouring in on social media Thursday night, with ‘Don Cameron’ trending Canada-wide on Twitter.
After learning of the passing of his dear friend, 570 NEWS talk show host Mike Farwell opened his phone lines to listeners and fans, to remember Don’s kindness and humility:
Later in the show on Friday June 8th, Mike was joined by Former Colour Analyst with Kitchener Rangers Hockey, Gary Doyle:
When I heard that my friend Don Cameron died yesterday, this song from Harry Chapin came to mind. The first verse says it all:
Now if a man tried
To take his time on Earth
And prove before he died
What one man’s life could be worth
Well I wonder what would happen to this world
— Gary Doyle (@GaryDoyleKW) June 8, 2018
One night before a game, Don fell and needed 14 stitches in his head. He still called the game. Here’s a look at us during Game 6 of this spring’s series versus the Soo. April 29, 2018. Godspeed, friend. pic.twitter.com/B4OVNaeMK4
— Mike Farwell (@farwell_ohl) June 7, 2018
Don Cameron was one of the kindest, most humble & genuine people to ever grace the OHL. For 5 decades he was the voice of the Kitchener Rangers & a stalwart of philanthropy in the community. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t love or respect him. Forever The Legend.
— Sunaya Sapurji (@sunayas) June 7, 2018
Privileged to ride the buses and be interviewed by Don over 9 years. A Maritime gentleman, and a professional from the breakfast table to the broadcast booth. The Aud will definitely be different without his presence. https://t.co/4yLdODfbdB
— Troy Smith (@dtroysmith) June 7, 2018
A few of Don Cameron’s gems:
“He fell to his knees and tried to pray that wasn’t a goal.”
“High, wide and not so handsome.”
“They tried to paint the masterpiece when all they needed was a little whitewash for the barn door.”
— Josh Brown (@BrownRecord) June 7, 2018
I am so saddened by the passing of legendary broadcaster Don Cameron – I worked with him for many years at CKCO-TV and anything I know about hockey is thanks to Don. He was a fine and infinitely patient man with such a great sense of humour. The end of an era. #RIP https://t.co/pRxzpwQgX0
— Lisa LaFlamme (@LisaLaFlammeCTV) June 8, 2018
Somewhere in the mid 90’s there was a column in the @MidlandFreePress that listed the Top 10 Hockey PxP announcers in Canada. The author related the names on his list were in alphabetical order, but not coincidentally in my view, the 1st name on the list..Don Cameron @OHLRangers pic.twitter.com/4mpxeOmUTO
— Fred Wallace (@BayshoreFred) June 7, 2018
Thank you to Don Cameron for the passion, professionalism and class he brought to every day. He will remain an inspiration for anyone who is given the privilege to speak into a microphone.
— Mike Stubbs (@stubbs980) June 8, 2018
— Chris Pope (@_ChrisPope) June 8, 2018