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Douglas Ronald Cameron

October 04, 1943 ~ November 16, 2023

Douglas Ronald Cameron of Vero Beach, FL, passed away surrounded by family on November 16, 2023, after a sudden and brief battle with lung cancer.

Doug is survived by his loving wife, Constance H. Cameron; his sister, Beverly Guida and husband, Paul; his daughter, Kate Scheuritzel and husband, Adam; his son, Michael Quimby-Cameron, and husband Nate; his stepsons Mark de Kanter and wife Kathleen, Nate de Kanter and wife Courtney, and Seth de Kanter and wife Courtney; grandchildren, to whom he was known as “Pompa”: Hannah Fortier, Spencer Fortier, James Scheuritzel and wife Kristan, Riley Scheuritzel, Chayton Scheuritzel, Emmett de Kanter, Samantha de Kanter, Sienna de Kanter, Bridget de Kanter, Darcy de Kanter, and Hutton de Kanter; and five loved nieces and nephews and their families.

Doug was born October 4, 1943, in Holden, MA, to Ronald H. Cameron and Shirley Mae Winslow. He graduated from Clark University in 1965, serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves during that time. He subsequently entered Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Lieutenant stationed in Little Creek, VA and serving active duty for four years aboard the USS Monrovia. During that time, he married Kathleen Flanagan, to whom he was married for 27 years until her passing in 1993.

After naval service, Doug began a successful career in sales and marketing that took him and Kathy to several states, including Minnesota, where his two children were born, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. His career ultimately led to his tenure as President of Pearse-Pearson Co., a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products. At the end of his working career, he served as a marketing manager with Kaman Industrial Technologies and worked remotely from his home in Bristol, Maine.

Fate brought Doug and his wife, Connie, together in 2002 on a Martha’s Vineyard ferry ride. They married and worked together to build a beautiful home in Bristol, ME, on the Pemaquid Peninsula near Damariscotta, ME, where they enjoyed coastal New England community, developed many meaningful friendships, and generously opened their home to family and friends for frequent visits. In 2020, they relocated to Vero Beach, FL, to do the same in the warmth of the Florida sun.

Doug was a man of notable intellectual curiosity, which manifested in diverse interests and talents. Pursuits he enjoyed included singing in the All Saints Boys Choir of Worcester, MA, throughout his school years starting at eight years old, photography, carpentry, boating, golf, software and technology, history, weather, astronomy, birds, clockmaking, “N” gauge model trains, woodcarving, and more. Most of all, Doug loved and was so proud of his family, spending recent years writing a memoir called “The Story of Us,” digitally scanning hundreds of family photos and slides, and coordinating a virtual family reunion. Family and friends will miss his thoughtful conversation, ready smile, hearty laughter, and his bottomless well of “dad jokes.”

Celebration of his life will occur at a future date to be arranged by the family.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made to

• The Community Energy Fund, PO Box 40, Bristol, ME 04539 (
• Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 333, Damariscotta, ME (
• All Saints Choir,10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609 (



December 8, 2023, 8:38 pm

Hi Connie
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sending you a big hug

Joe Burrows and Denise Rankin

December 8, 2023, 9:43 pm

We were so sorry, Connie, to learn of Doug’s passing. We send our sympathy and our hope that the love of your friends and family will be a comfort.
Joe Burrows and Denise Rankin

Les Stacey

December 8, 2023, 10:11 pm

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Doug’s passing. I am honored to not only have worked with him at KAMAN but simply to have known him. His constant positive outlook on things always made it a pleasure to talk with him. His eternal smile will forever be embedded in my memories.

Sylvia Barclay

December 8, 2023, 11:16 pm

I am so sorry to learn about Doug’s sudden passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him especially his family.

hal Curette

December 9, 2023, 2:51 am

So very sorry to all of Doug’s family. We spent many profitable and fun years working at PPCO..

Joanne Maki Ciesluk

December 9, 2023, 9:18 am

Dear Connie, I was shocked and greatly saddened to hear about Doug. I attended school with him from kindergarten to high school graduation in West Boylston. He was always smart, funny, kind, a terrific conversationalist and just special. He was President of our senior class and he won in a landslide. Imagine my delight to reconnect with my good friend,, Dougie, 60 years later on Facebook. I always enjoyed his thoughtful, candid and patriotic posts. Yep, the world has lost a very sweet and good man. I am so sorry for your loss and extend my deepest sympathy. Joanne Maki Ciesluk

Lee Bruce

December 9, 2023, 3:25 pm

There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. I am having a hard time processing his passing in my mind. Although we were cousins, our growing up together resulted in our relationship being more characteristic as brothers. Hence, my deeper sense of loss.
We have lost a great man.
I shall cherish the memories of our “brotherhood”

Patricia A Gallery

December 13, 2023, 10:01 pm

Mike, sorry to read of your dad’s passing. May the angels welcome him to paradise. I will pray for you and your family!

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