Cameron George Troyer, beloved husband of Amy, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 13, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Cameron was born in Binscarth, MB on February 3, 1932. Cameron grew up on the farm on the Assiniboine River in southwest Manitoba. He attended both Crescent Ridge and Binscarth grade schools. Upon graduating his initial aspiration was to follow in his father’s footsteps, as a result he attended and received an agricultural diploma from the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. After returning to the family farm Cam realized his calling was engineering and he went on to study at the University of Manitoba in 1954. In 1958, Cam graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Cameron married Amy Zink of Angusville, MB in 1954 and the two of them moved from Winnipeg to Hamilton, ON where Cam took on his first engineering job with Proctor and Gamble. But his western roots were hard to shake and in 1959 he accepted a position with Sun Oil in Estevan, SK. Thus began his long career in the Western Canadian oil patch which included fourteen years with Sun Oil in Estevan and Calgary, and time with Koch and Brascan/Westmin. At Westmin, Cameron held several executive positions over his fourteen year career there. Upon leaving Westmin in 1990 he started up a small oil company with a few of his old friends called Greypower Resources, where he maintained many of his old relationships and connections from his thirty plus year career in the Calgary oil patch. Cameron was a long time member of the Rotary Club, APEGGA and served on the board of directors of ARBI from 1991 to 2003. Cameron had political interests and volunteered at the inception of the Reform Party. Cameron and Amy have lived in Westgate Community in Calgary for forty-four years where they raised four children and actively participated in the Westgate Community Association.
Cameron is survived by his loving wife, Amy of 54 years; sons James (Colleen) Troyer and John (Louise) Troyer; daughters, Jan and Susan (Roger) Wellmann; grandchildren, Tannis, Jordyn, Christine, James, Thomas, Sarah, Emily, Brock and Brody. As well as numerous cousins and extended family throughout Canada. He was predeceased by his parents Emery and Janet Troyer and grandson Samuel Michael Troyer.
A Celebration of life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or the Association of the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injury, 3412 Spruce Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3C 3A4 Telephone: 403-242-7116, email email@example.com.
In living memory of Cameron Troyer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences