Cameron Ratcliffe “Cam”
On March 9, 2016 the world lost an amazing soul. We all lost an amazing man.
Cam Ratcliffe was a man who loved simple things. He walked his dogs and loved to read books. All through his life he was an athlete, a redneck philosopher, an
outdoorsman, an artist and a dreamer. Above all else he was gracious, loving and had a sense of humour like no other. If you are one of the fortunate ones he called his friend, you are blessed and have felt the power of his gentle touch.
As demonstrated in Cam’s own words no other has accepted his destiny with such grace and integrity. “It is coming up on seven years that I have been living with my cancer now. I’m thankful to be alive. I am thankful to have learned to live more bravely. I look forward to whatever time I have left, and believe each day will be more fulfilling than the last if I continue to learn, be accepting, and try my best. Enjoy this little insight into the things that excite me and touch me in all the ways that life can.”
One of Cam’s goals for those left behind was not to feel the sadness of his death, but rather to remember the lessons that he leaves behind, to be accepting, loving and to show kindness always. In his passing at the age of fifty, Cam came to completely accept his cancer diagnosis – he left this world with great peace and utter joy in his heart. His last hours were spent laughing, reminiscing, joyously crying and sharing this with those he loved most.
Cam will be remembered by the loving members of his family: Bonnie (wife); Cody, David and Lynden (sons); Bernie (dear friend); Heather (mother); Kelly, Marnie [Clifford](sisters); Spencer (nephew); Delainey (niece); Mae (grandmother); aunts, uncles and cousins. Cam was predeceased by Robert Wayne Ratcliffe (father) and Gordon Rice (step-father).
His service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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