Jim Cameron, 82, died Oct. 29 from complications of a stroke. He died surrounded by family: his wife, Barbara, and his five children. There will be no public service until after COVID.

Jim was born to Wilma and Ted Cameron in Yakima, Washington, Oct. 1, 1938. The couple and their two sons, Joe and Jim, moved to Portland in 1942.

Joe was 14 when he met his wife at Franklin High School in Southeast Portland. They married Sept. 5, 1959, and enjoyed 61 years together.

He graduated in 1966 from Portland State University, worked in financial management with First National Bank, and was a realtor with Century 21 before owning his own business, J. Cameron Transport. He had a work ethic that never left him, whether at his job or in his garden, and he passed that trait on to his children.

He was a member of St. John The Baptist Church in Milwaukie for 56 years, an alumni parent and grandparent at La Salle Prep in Milwaukie, proud member of Franklin High School's class of 1956, and most proud to be a member of "The Group", an unbreakable bond of friends, founded in 1970. He was fiercely loyal to family, friends, and his garden.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; their five children, Joe, Dedie, Deborah, Ted, and Chris; 14 grandchildren, Cameron, Ian, Lauren, Grant, Cole, Jack, Laurel, Isobel, Georgia, Lexa, Brooke, Jade, Lucy, and Hudson; three great-grandchildren, Zion, Luca and Cade; cousin, Donna Kay Molenaar, sister-in-law, Linda Peters; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the charities that Mr. Cameron supported:

- La Salle Prep, Milwaukie,

- The Oregon Food Bank

- SOLVE, Portland

- St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Milwaukie