Suddenly, but peacefully at his home, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 of Centralia at the age of 71. Dear husband of Bonnie Ziler McArthur for over 40 years. Dear son-in-law of Madeline (Denomme) Cudmore of Exeter. Dear brother and brother-in-law Karen and Dave Hill of Grand Bend, Brian McArthur of Vancouver, Sharon Whitwell of Tecumseh, Darlene and Joe Salmon of London, Mike and Kim Ziler of Exeter, JoAnn and Dwayne Piper of Exeter, and Lisa and Gerard Regier of Centralia. Cam will be fondly remembered for his loving relationship with his many nieces and nephews. They were the light in his eyes and held a special spot in his heart. Also missed by ‘the boyz’ – his four legged fur babies. Predeceased by his mother Edna Reid (2007) father-in-law Ross Cudmore (2021), and niece Renee Salmon (1995).
Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Sunday, March 12th from 1-4 PM. Registration is appreciated. Please click “Register Now” below to register. In honor of Cam, please come casually dressed.
Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held.
Donations to the Children’s Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
doug a corriveau
My Condolences to family hadn’t seen Cam in years but had a few Fb texts and laughs.
Bill & Joanne Hodge
So sorry to hear about Cam. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Very sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Will miss his visits to the shop.
So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. The loss of a loved one is never easy. We will miss his daily walks around the village. Always a smile on his face and a wave of his cane. Bonnie cherish your memories through this difficult time. Hugs.
Nina Knee and family
Bonnie and family .My condolences. Everyone knows when you were with Cam it usually ends in a unforgettable memory lol . Those times I’ll never forget. Especially the trophy duck titled , Bill and Cam’s Excellent Adventure.
Bonnie and Family
Sorry for your loss ! l did not know Cam well but will always remember the wall of records at his place while over for a beer or the like ! Good times !
We at the clinic were all extremely sad to hear of Cam’s passing. We got to know him pretty well over the years and he always kept us all laughing and smiling whenever he was in. I always enjoyed talking music with him and he was always kind enough to share with me cds of music I hadn’t heard and I appreciated that very much. Our sincerest condolences to you and the rest of his family.
Sincerely Todd, LeeAnn, Jody and everyone else at our clinic.
Joel and Emily Squire
Dear Gerard, Lisa and Family,
Sending our sympathy and thinking of you at this difficult time as you remember Cam.
Joel and Emily
Ron Kennedy & Liz
Bonnie & Family
I had the pleasure of working with Cam at Smith Peat. I have fond memories of the parties with Cam and Ken at 311 Algonquin Drive. A real character and great friend. RIP Crooner
Terry & Sharon Romphf
So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to all the memories
Hugs to you Bonnie and your family.
Terry and Sharon Romphf
Bonnie and family
Sorry to hear Cam has passed. May he rest in peace
Lynsey & Tim
We are so very sorry for you and your familys loss. Sending our condolences.
Bonnie & Family,
We at Smith-Peat Roofing are sad for your loss. We were all in agreement that Cruiser, Crooner (Cam) was the most colourful person during his years at Smith-Peat. A very large heart of gold. He will be missed.
Robert Watson & staff at Smith-Peat Roofing
Bonnie,we are so sorry to hear that Cam has passed. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Doug,Sandy,Devon,Mama Sue and Jim
My sincere condolences on your loss.
I will always remember Cam as someone who was always a joy and fun to be around. We had many good times “back in the day”.
May you rest in peace my old friend.
Bonnie. ((Huge hugs)) I am so very sorry for your loss. Cam will be missed by so many. He was so friendly and quick to share a memory & a laugh. I didnt often leave without some helpful thing he thought i should have. Blessed too have known him.
Tammie Bourne & Family
Bonnie. ((Huge hugs)) I am so very sorry for your loss. Cam will be missed by so many. He was always so friendly and quick to share a memory & a laugh. I didnt often leave without some helpful thing he thought i should have. Blessed too have known him.
So sorry for your loss
Karen , Dave and family. I am so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Please accept my condolences.
This one hurts…shocked and saddened by hearing of Cam’s passing. Cam’s easygoing demeanour, ability to keep a smile on his face and desire to be kind and helpful in his community at any time will very much be missed.
He could help to put a positive spin on the tough days and amplify the good ones.
Sad to not be able to have one more visit with pets and the pool but will carry the good memories and laughs had. Warmest regards for a good man who will be missed.
It’s been years, but I only have good memories of Cam. He always let me borrow movies and never failed to offer a popsicle on hot days. The other side just got a whole lot brighter. My heart goes out to you Bonnie.
Bonnie & Family
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your families on the loss of your husband, brother, brother in law and uncle. Keep your memories close to your heart.
Gail, Doug Upshall & Gerald, Carol Reid
Very Sorry to hear this . Truly one of a kind .
Condolences to Bonnie and the family.
Wish I was closer to attend. I’m sure it will be a packed house.
The County’s lost a big Part of its Character and history with his passing.
Vaya Con Dios my Friend .
Play it loud for Him!
To Bonnie, Sharon, Brian,& Karen, and the entire family
So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. So many fond memories of spending time with this family. Hugs 💞Donna
So very very sorry to hear of Cams passing I know he will be missed very much.
I remember lots of great days working with him at SPR
Phillip and Margaret Simard
Bonnie and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of Cam. My sincere condolences
Bonnie & All The Family
So sorry to read about Cam. I have many memories of Edna when living in apt next to me. All of you were so kind to her. Bonnie you will have so many memories of your soulmate. My sympathy to all of you at this sad & difficult time.
Archbishop Dr. Michael R Foreman
When my family moved to Exeter, I was 10 years old. My first friend and best friend was Cam. I just found out, and already I am in tears. You will be sorely missed Cam.
My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.
Cam was a good man, so I am certain God will welcome him with open arms.
RIP Cam, condolences to the family and friends
To Bonnie, Sharon, Brian, Karen and families
Saddened to learn of Cam’s passing. He had a quick wit and he will be missed.
My condolences to all family and friends
Bonnie, Kim, Mike, JoAnn and Dwayne family
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and brother. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Craig and Denise Piper
Bonnie and Family
So sorry to hear about Cam’s passing. Hoping fond memories will give you some comfort in the days ahead.
Ken and Shirley(Heywood) Simpson
Dear Bonnie,Sharon,Brian,Karen and Families
I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Cam .I have many memories as kids growing up with all the McArthur family. Whenever I met up with Cam I would always get a big smile and we would have a great time chatting. Sending my deepest condolences to all Cam’s family.
Shirley (Heywood) Simpson
Dear Bonnie and Family.
So very sorry to hear of Cam’s passing.We will miss his waves and chats on his daily walks around the village. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.Treasure all your wonderful memories.
Mark and Judy
So sorry to hear that Cam was called to the principal’s office one last time. At least this time there will be do detention and I expect Cam and the big guy will be deep in discussion for at least awhile. Rock on Cam, rock on.
Doug and Phyllis Johnson
We are so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing
He will be missed by his many friends.
Treasure the precious memories of good times.
Our thoughts are with you.
Doug and Phyllis Johnson
Don and Judy Squire
Karen and Dave, Lisa and Gerard and all Cam’s family,
Our heartfelt condolences on your sudden loss of Cam.
Don and Judy
Jacqui & Charlie Regier
Dear Bonnie, Karen and Family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband & brother. Charlie has many fun ,and fond memories of Crooner, he was one of a kind !..He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. You have our deepest sympathy at this very sad time… Jacqui & Charlie Regier
Shocked to hear of Cam’s passing. We covered alot of miles in our sixty years we had plans to do some this year. He was a true friend and will be greatly missed. Love Randy and Maggie Smith
To Bonnie and the families we send our deepest condolences to the passing of Cam. Words can never soothe the pain you are feeling now. We light a candle in his honour. The Hearn family
Chuck & Pam Ross
We are so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Thinking of you at this very sad time.
Jim and Helen Hearn
Dear Karen and Dave,
We were so sorry to learn of your brother’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
Jim and Helen
So sorry for your loss Bonnie–I’ll never forget Cam’s famous line–and try to honor him–by “keep smilin”.He will be greatly missed!!!
Steve And Brenda
, Carole Preece
My sincere condolences Bonnie. Cam always lit up the room wherever he went.
May he rest in peace.
Bonnie I am so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. I just saw you guys last week.You have my deepest condolences.
Donna Masse & Jim Leveck
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Will miss his wave and chats when walking with the fur babies, I know our fur baby(Lola) will miss him.
So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Had a lotta laughs with him, he will be missed.
Bonnie, Karen and Families
So sorry to hear of Cam’s sudden passing. I’m thinking of you at this difficult time.
Sending my condolences to all.
Bonnie and family. My deepest sympathy for your loss of Cam Many hugs.
Sorry to learn of Crooner’s passing. He was a great friend growing up in Exeter. I have many fond memories of those days. RIP Crooner. You were one of a kind.
Sincere sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Denton and Lynda Gaiser
— Bonnie and Families
So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. He will certainly be missed.
Dave And Karin.
Clare & Brenda (Parsons) Martene & Family
Dearest: Bonnie & all of Cam’s Families / & Friends . . .
Our hearts are heavy with sadness after we learned the heartbreaking news about the sudden passing of Cam. There is no greater grief than the loss of an especially important man in your life, who was taken so suddenly & at such a young age. We are grieving alongside you & praying for strength & peace in the difficult days ahead. Treasure the wonderful memories & happy moments Cam has blessed each of you with, as these moments will bring a warm smile to your heart. Cam was a great guy with a big heart who touched so many lives with his friendship.
You have so many wonderful family, friends, neighbours & community grieving along side you also – please find strength by leaning on them for faith, courage, comfort, & support.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. ~ Author Unknown ~
Grief is the last act of Love we must give to those we Loved. Where there is deep Grief, there was great Love!
In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. You are in our thoughts & prayers – sending lots of Love & Hugs to all. 💞🙏💞
Clare & Brenda (Parsons) Martene & Family
George and Sue Wilson
Bonnie, Karen and families, heartfelt condolences on Cam’s passing. Cherish your precious memories. Hugs and prayers, George and Sue Wilson
Rose and a Keith Brittain
Please accept our sincere condolences so sorry to hear this sad news 💕🙏
Bonnie and family, we are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Cam. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Karn Durdin and Don Thornton
My condolences to you and your families.
My sincere condolences to the entire family. The biggest compliment you can receive in life, in my mind ,is that you are unique. Cam was that in spades. RIP Crooner!
Bonnie so sorry for your lose. Keep your fur babies around you, they will help you.🌺💐💕
My heart goes out to the whole family.
Cam was a great guy!
Hugs Bon Bon!!
Bob and Theresa Parsons
Bonnie and family sorry for your loss , was nice to see him and chat after many years rest in peace Cam
Don and Carol
Sad to hear of Cam’s passing Bonnie. Saw him nearly everyday walking by our shop in Centralia! Always a big wave with his cane as he passed by along with a big smile! If you were outside he’d always stop to chat and his farewell was always….Keep Smiling!! He will be missed.
Jason & Sarah Keller
So very sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. He was a great man. Please know we are thinking of you.
Ryan Knee & Jenn Case
We are very sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Hold his memory close.
So sad to know Cam moved on , sorry to hear . Big hugs Bonnie
To – Bonnie & the McArthur, Ziler & related families. To – Karen & Dave Hill & family & To – Bill & Lori Finch & family
We are very sorry to hear the sad news of Cam’s sudden passing. We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to all of you. Treasure your precious memories.
Linda & Lawrence Lockhart, Bayfield
Doug &Noreensmirh & family
It won’t be same to not see his smiling face out for walk with his boys. May he rest in sweetest peace and may you Bonnie and family hold together to remember that man with infectious smile and heart.
Kathy & Scott
So very sorry for your loss Karen & family. Scott was saying he remembered him. Cherish all your special memories!
Brian and Deb Hodgins
So sorry to hear of Cam’s sudden passing. Awesome guy who I had some great times with in our younger years. Keep the good memories in your heart. Bonnie and family.
Sorry to hear of Cams passing.
Our thoughts are with you Bonnie at this most difficult time.
Kim and Jullie Godwin
So very to read about Cam’s passing. He was one of the good ones. I am thinking of you.
Bonnie and family:
So sorry to hear of Cam”s passing. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Wayne and Sonia Greb
Bonnie and family
So sorry to hear of Cam’s sudden passing. We will miss his daily walks with his dog. May he rest in peace.
So very sorry for your loss Bonnie.
Mel And Kathy Winger
So sorry to hear of Cams passing.Our sincere condolences to Bonnie And Family
Sending you and yours all of our sympathy at this time.
Cam was an old friend and we are sad to hear of his passing.
Lots of fun memories growing up… who remembers Cam’s red van back in the day? Ahh…where are we?
Chris & Peter Moore
Bonnie and Cams Family…I am sorry for your loss…Please accept my condolences…Kay
So sorry to hear of your loss. He was always a smiling face around town and will be missed.
Sorry for your loss. Grew up in Crediton across the road from Cam. He was always happy and friendly. RIP
Bill and Pam
Our Condolences Bonnie xo
Bill &darlene van bergen
So sorry for your loss Bonnie cherish all those memories
Bonnie so sorry for your loss RIP my friend!
Ron and Glenda Lindenfield
Karen, Dave and Family
Our hearts are broken, so many great memories, so kind and thoughtful man, our Sincere Condolences 🙏
Ron and Glenda Lindenfield
Ralph,Heather, Erin & Emily Wells
Dear Bonnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time, Cam was the best neighbour to us for over 30 years, always willing to give and help where he could.
Michelle and Brian
Bonnie and family. So sorry to hear of Cameron’s sudden passing. Will miss seeing and talking to him on our dog walks around town. I always chuckled when he called our little Cooper ‘Killer’ when we walked around town
Sorry to hear of Cams passing. Sending our condolences. Sharon and Nick McLeod
Dave and myself give you our condolences for Cam he held a special place in our heart
May he rest in peace
Gary Land (Gerb)
Sorry to hear of Cam’s passing had many bike rides with him in the past. Have many fond memories.
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear about Cam’s passing. I remember seeing him walk around Centralia with his fur babies.
Thinking of you all and sending prayers
Brad and Tina Ankers and family
Lori and Barry
Bonnie and Families,
So sorry for your loss, Cam will be missed by many, we always had some laughs.
Larry &Sharon Gibson
Dear Bonnie and all of Cam’s family we are so sorry to hear of his passing. We will all miss his daily walks around the Village and friendly chats. Hold your memories tight
Sincere sympathy. You had a wonderful life partner. Trust the good memories will help bring peace and comfort