Cameron Güdel; Verena “Vreni”
Verena “Vreni” Cameron Güdel in her 90th year after a long battle with COPD and having experienced complete vision loss in her final years due to glaucoma, died peacefully at Champlain Manor on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
Vreni was born, November 8, 1932 in Ursenbach Switzerland.
She was the fifth child born to Paul and Julia Güdel Schüpbach, youngest sister of Hansruedi Güdel, (predeceased), Lisbeth Oberlin Güdel, twins Julia Graf Güdel & Paul Güdel (both pre-deceased). Vreni married J. Murray Cameron, (predeceased) in Elmira, ON in 1959.
Murray and Vreni had one child, Christa Cameron. Vreni loved her “favourite and only son-in-law” John Hunter and she was the adoring and beloved “Grossi” to grandson Cameron Hunter.
Vreni will be missed by many nieces and nephews and by her cherished friend of 60 years, Pat Foster of Owen Sound.
Vreni worked tirelessly as a specialized pediatric nurse, training in Switzerland, Spain and Finland until coming to Canada in 1956 to work at Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital. Upon retiring from nursing, Vreni became Postmaster and Gift Shop Manager at Seneca College in Toronto.
Vreni was a voracious reader, multilingual, and a lover of “some Opera”. Her favourite composer was Bach. Vreni loved all animals but dogs in particular stole her heart. When she moved to Orillia in 1999, she volunteered with Rainbows Canada and Therapeutic Paws of Canada.
We always said it took a village to care for a Grossi and she had a village filled with exemplary citizens to care for her. The staff at Champlain Manor are the cream of the crop, professional, caring and compassionate. Special thanks to Valerie, Crystal, Debbie, Paula, Rose & Katherine and from Bayshore, Nurse Sherry. Vreni benefited greatly from the Community Paramedicine Home Visit Program, the mere existence of which we are truly grateful. We thank you all.
There will be no service at Vreni’s request. Memorial donations to organizations close to her heart are a lovely way to remember Vreni. The Ontario SPCA, (Orillia Branch), Therapeutic Paws of Canada, and the Centre for Equitable Library Access - “CELA” or a charity of one’s own choice. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com