On A Sad Note…
On a sad note, I wish to advise that Club Stalwart Mark Neilson (Rumming Bear) has contacted me about the recent passing away of Jon Cameron at 89 years of age.
Now Jon built “Gypsy Waters” in 1951 (launch year), at the tender age of 20 (start of build) to 22 (18 month build full time).
Jon was also a very staunch supporter of the Little Ship Club right from its very inception (he also knew all of the NAP members prior to it becoming the LSC) in 1951 right up until 1967 when Jon had to sell “Gypsy Waters” as he was transferred to Townsville for work.
Club Stalwart Mark Neilson had the pleasure of first meeting Jon in 1980 when I went to his then house at Chapel Hill after tracking him down in the phone book, to meet him and have a chat about “Gypsy Waters” (this was when his brother Greg and his dad Tony, the Past Club Commodore still owned her, 1970 to 1985). It was only last October that Mark again had the pleasure of seeing Jon again in the company of Charles Ainsworth “UnReel” when they visited his house at Cabbage Tree Point on their way down to see “Gypsy Waters” in her new home in a pond in the Byron Bay Hinterland.
Sadly Jon was unable to go down with them to see her due to his ill health.
RIP Jon, it was a pleasure to have had your support and affection to our Club over many years.
Commodore Rod Johnston