May 11, 1985 – Calgary, AB
February 15, 2014 -Black Diamond, AB
The family of Cameron Charles Daye announces his passing on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the age of 28 years; shortly after spending a wonderful Valentine’s Day with his wife Elizabeth Daye.
Cameron was born on May 11, 1985 at the Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary. He was always a curious and adventurous boy who became a kind and compassionate man. In 1992, Cameron moved to Brentwood where he made many friends. The “Brentwood Boys”, Ryan Sawyer, Derek Todd, Richard Marsh and Cole Tarras. He graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School and Foothills Academy, where he first met Elizabeth. Cam’s booming voice, incredible sense of humor and ability to make people laugh, paired with his deeply philosophical side touched many people and will be forever remembered by all who loved him or simply were lucky to be in his presence. He was fiercely protective of his loved ones and would do anything to help those he cared for. He passed away after the bravest journey with spindle cell sarcoma. One in which he chose to see cancer as an opportunity for growth and change rather than despair. He was the living embodiment of the saying “live every day to the fullest”. Throughout his journey Cam remained hopeful, positive and often without meaning to, touched and changed people’s outlook on life. He was extraordinarily stubborn and even as a small child would tell his parents “You’re not the boss of me”. This stubbornness, while trying at times for those who loved him, proved instrumental in him refusing to simply give up to cancer. His wife, Elizabeth, stood bravely beside him and loved him deeply and dearly in every moment of their journey together. Together they strove to create a life-time of memories in a very short time. Their love was evident to everyone, but most importantly for Cam and Elizabeth there was never any questioning how they felt about each other. Cam was a musician at heart who loved drum and bass, as well as dub step. He took recording arts at school, however decided that this would be his passion and not his career. Early in 2014 Cameron became a journeyman electrician. Cam loved to go hiking with his wife, extended family and dogs Bentley and Mickey. It was on these hikes he truly became philosophical and came to terms with all that was going on in his life.
Cameron is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Leanne Parsons Daye, whose love and devotion helped him through many difficult times both before and after his diagnosis with spindle cell sarcoma in 2012. His parents, Ron Daye and Susan Evans Daye; sisters Bronwyn and Jennifer; step-mother Melani Carefoot and her children George, Henry and Catherine Carefoot; Aunt Gail Spencer; cousins Adam, Megan and Andrew Spencer, Kathleen (Richard) Kerwin, Christine and Peter Marshall, Tracy and Todd Kerwin, Pamela Evans, Luca Sciangola, Jennifer Evans and (Jay Williams), Alice- Marie and (Pat) Holden, and Sheila and Alan Holden. Cameron is also survived by Elizabeth’s family, Dr. Gerard Parsons (Suzanne Crocker), Sam, Tess, and Kate Crocker, Ursula Kurth, Myk and (Uschi) Kurth; cousins Lilian and Thomas, Melanie Parsons and Seeka Veevee-Terry, as well as grandparents Dr. Melvin Parsons and Eva Parsons.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Morys, Dr. J.W. Henning and Dr. V. Bramwell. Thanks to the compassionate and caring nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. And a very large thank you to all the Fire and EMS personnel, as well as staff at the Black Diamond Hospital who treated Cameron and his family with such compassion at the most delicate of moments.
Funeral Services will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919-8TH AVENUE N.W.), on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Rev. Murray Laverty officiating. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Cameron Daye, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences