MOULTONBOROUGH, NH - Rev. H. Raeburn Cameron, 84, of Ossipee Mountain Road, Moultonborough, passed away on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at the Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester, NH, surrounded by his family.
Rae, or Pastor Rae as he liked to be called, was born in Newton, MA on March 20th, 1931, the only son of Merle and Albert Cameron. Rae spent his childhood in Newton, MA, and upon graduation from Newton High School, went to Providence Bible College [PBC] in Rhode Island to begin his service to the Lord. While at PBC, he met and married Lois A. Penney of Brewer, ME. Upon matriculating from PBC, Rae did missionary work in Canada, flying a small bush plane into remote villages to share the word of the Lord. During his pastoral career, Rae served as a pastor at churches in Machias and Sullivan, Oakfield, Appleton and Washington, and Blaine, all American Baptist Churches in Maine. In the late 60's, Rae pastored in Lavalette, NJ and in 1970 Philadelphia, PA while he worked on his Masters of Divinity at Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.
Rae also served in churches in Carmel, NY, Jefferson, ME and Milbury, MA. While in Philadelphia Rae became involved with prison ministries and also served as a chaplain at Liberty Race Track. In Carmel, NY, Rae was a chaplain with the Fire Department. Upon his retirement, he and Lois moved to Moultonborough NH, where Rae did interim pastoral work for many years.
Rae loved summering at his camp on West Lake, Maine, enjoyed visiting his Canadian roots in Black River Falls, New Brunswick, flying Cessna airplanes, fishing, sailing, and watching Lawrence Welk re-runs. Rae told anyone and everyone he saw that "Jesus Loves You."
Rae was predeceased by his wife Lois A. (Penney) Cameron and his daughter Sandra Oakley, who both died on April 6, 2005, and son Dale Cameron, who died on Nov. 12, 2012.
Rae is survived by his son Dana and his wife Shirley of Leesburg, VA and son John and his wife Sandy of Belfast, ME, daughter-in-law Stephany Cameron of Moultonborough, NH and son-in-law Scott Oakley of Atlanta, Ga. He was the proud "grampie" to fifteen grandchildren: Andy, Amy, Joey, Corey, Holly, John, Jr., Jaimee, Jenny, Shannon, Christopher, Abigail and Julieanna Cameron, and Paul, Peter and Stephen Oakley, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Rae will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28th, at 1pm at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church in Moultonborough, NH. A reception will follow in the church hall. Rae will be buried beside his wife Lois and son Dale at Mount Repose Cemetery in Burlington, ME in the spring of 2016.
The Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign's Rae's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com