Sara Cameron

Sara J. Cameron

Monday, June 26th, 1933 - Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Calais – Sara Jane Cameron, 86, died at her home on Monday, June 1, 2020 surrounded by family. Sara was born in Marine City, MI on June 26, 1933 to Henry and Blanche (Howland) Hayward. Soon after, she and her family moved to Vanceboro for a few years and then finally relocated to Calais where she stayed. Sara married John S. Cameron in 1952, with whom she enjoyed 32 years of marriage until his passing in 1984.

Sara was outgoing, loved community involvement and made friends quickly. She enjoyed roller skating as a child and for many years she attended The Second Baptist Church regularly where she sang in the choir and eventually taught Sunday School. Sara was a member of Orion Chapter No. 45 O.E.S. in Calais, VFW Auxiliary Calais Post #9779 and The Calais Sewing Guild. She was a talented seamstress and spent countless hours altering clothes for friends, family and even the Calais Police Department.

In addition to her parents, Sara was predeceased by her husband, John; her son, Leslie Cameron and eight siblings, Hazen, Clint, Sam, John and Patty Hayward, Sissy Johnson, Corliss Keef and Jeri Mae McCoy.

She is survived by three children, Samuel Cameron of Alaska, Heather Rambjor and her companion Skip James and John Cameron and his wife Kim Pottle, all of Calais; sister, Ann Hacker and her husband Kenneth of Ottawa, Ontario; twelve grandchildren, Jason, Troy, Noah, Patrick, Samantha, Chris, Trina, Leif, Cameron, Scott, Jesse and Kayla; fourteen great grandchildren, Vanessa, Olivia, Tommy, Laura, Ewan, Zoey, Cameron, Mya, Emy, Liam, Nils, Savannah, Harleigh, and Jeffrey; many nieces, nephews and friends and her feline companion, Friskie.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sara’s memory can be made to Northern Light Health Foundation at or The American Heart Association at Sara’s family would like to thank the nurses of CHCS Home Health & Hospice for their wonderful care, Melony, Janie, Judy, and Sherrie.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 4th at Mays Funeral Home 26 Church St., Calais. Committal will follow at Calais Cemetery. May attendees please remember to bring a face covering.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    Mays Funeral Home
    26 Church St
    CALAIS, ME 04619
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Matt Burden
  • Interment

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 |
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020
    Calais Cemetery
    South Street
    CALAIS, ME 04619
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Wendy Leighton

Posted at 07:10pm
I remember Sara as a beautiful, loving person and I admired her so much. The Cameron's were like a second family to me. She will be missed by all who knew her. Many prayers to all. Love, Wendy

Janet Lovely

Posted at 03:58pm
Heather and family, so sorry for your loss. All those girls are around the piano now. Always loved Sara's smile, same as her mother's. Fly high Sara

Sharon Malburg-Bartlett

Posted at 07:24am
So sorry for your loss. Leslie was a classmate of mine and I'm sure he welcomed his mother with open arms!

Virginia Sterner

Posted at 12:20am
Please accept our deepest condolences. We have many wonderful memories of her. Sara was a lovely woman who was very much loved and respected. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. All our love and sorrow. Denny & Ginny Sterner and family.

Alicia Roderick

Posted at 02:41pm
Heather, Sam, Leif, Jesse and rest of the family. Sorry for your loss. Sara was a very nice person and she will be missed.

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