Further arrangements for a final tribute to Kitchener Rangers’ radio legend Don Cameron are being announced, following his death last week at 82 after a brief illness.
Generations of fans and listeners are invited to share their memories of Cameron with his family, during a public visitation at the Kitchener Memorial Auditiorium beginning at 4 p.m., Thursday.
It’ll be followed by a ceremony of remembrance at 8:30 p.m. – aired live on Rogers TV.
Cameron will lay in a casket at centre ice, carried by former and current Rangers players who will serve as pallbearers.
Mourners will be ushered to the stands, as a piper plays from the booth where Cameron spent more than half a century calling over 4,000 games for the boys in blue, spanning 50 season.
Emotional tributes will be paid by 570’s own Mike Farwell and Gary Doyle, who will MC the ceremony. Cameron stepped aside as the voice of the Rangers a few years ago, passing the headset onto Farwell, who alongside Cameron’s colour commentator Doyle, will offer up stories of the man affectionately remembered as ‘The Legend.’
Members of Cameron’s family will also say a few words.
Those attending are being asked to bring a bag of potatoes or make a donation to the House of Friendship, in a fitting tribute to Don Cameron Potato Night. Through the House of Friendship, Cameron raised donations, meals and over 500,000 pounds of potatoes for those in need over 21 years.
The Knights of Columbus will form an honour guard as Cameron is piped out of The Aud, where the legacy he leaves behind will live on forever.
A private family-only funeral mass will be held on Friday.