April 29, 1954 – January 10, 2018
Lew was born in Christchurch, New Zealand to loving parents Diana and Clyde Cameron. Growing up by the beach, Lew’s childhood was filled with long days in the sun, surrounded by friends and family. Swimming, surfing, netball and field hockey were some of her favourite pastimes. After graduating from Aranui High School, Lew worked at Telecom New Zealand where she made lifelong friends and had many laughs at the BBC.
In 1979 she set off on her overseas adventure, traveling extensively through Europe and the U.K. It was during that trip that she met the love of her life, Peter McMillan and in 1981 she moved to Vancouver, Canada where they were soon married.
After a successful career at the Bank of Montreal, Lew embarked on what she considered the most rewarding phase of her life, raising her children Andrew and Christina. She immersed herself in their activities, volunteering at Grauer Elementary School, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Seafair Hockey, Richmond Rugby, and countless more. Her kids thought of her as Supermom and she was exactly that.
Throughout her life, Lew gathered friends everywhere she went. She fondly referred to them all as “her girls”; the Mum’s Group, the Grauer girls, the neighbourhood girls, the hockey girls, the YVR girls, and the Kiwi girls. Her sense of humour is irreplaceable and no tea time or walking date will be quite the same again.
Taken too soon, Lew passed away in Richmond, B.C. at the age of 63. Mourning her loss are Peter, Andrew and Christina as well as sister-in-law Marie (John) and brother-in-law Allan (Pern), and her family in New Zealand, mother Diana and brothers Grant (Ilze) and Warren (Tina).
A Celebration of Life will be held at Quilchena Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers Lew requested donations to www.alzheimer.ca or www.lungcancercanada.ca in her name.