Father Joseph Peter Cameron
Pastor, Priest, Humanitarian
Father Joseph Peter Cameron was born on May 28 1932 and served in several parishes before being assigned to Saint Willibrord Parish in Verdun, where he served from 1974 to 2009 as Pastor. Fr. Joe as he was lovingly and respectfully known, was not only a man of God, but also a man of the people. He helped Saint Willibrord Parish to be as vibrant and thriving as one Parish could be, for Father Joe was all about family sharing, praying and growing together.
Not only has he left a living impact on the parish, but on the people who had the honour of knowing him. He finally took his rest on December 11th 2020, peacefully at Verdun Hospital where he received his last rites by Saint Willibrord’s current Pastor.
Our prayer is that the Lord will welcome another faithful soul to His Heavenly Kingdom.
Please keep his soul, his sister Margaret Carley, his family & friends in your prayers.
Blessings & comfort,
Saint Willibrord Parish
Let us honour Father Joe
In loving memory of Father Joe, the parishioners of St. Willibrord Parish have set up a page for people to donate in his memory to the Helping Others Fund, which goes to support the Christmas Baskets, Food Bank and Hospitality Centre.
Every dollar helps.
Thank you for sharing your tributes of Father Joe. May you continue to keep his soul and his family in your prayers.
If you'd like to add your tribute, contact the rectory.
“When I was ordained a priest, I was told about the legendary priests of Montreal. Father Joe was right up there. I had the great privilege of getting the call to anoint Father Joe as he had done for so many people in his ministry. He had been at the Glen (MUHC Hospital) and somehow had been transferred to the Verdun General Hospital. God had arranged things just so for Father Joe. In his last moments, he had been brought home to die in Verdun, where he gave most of his years of ministry and was loved so much.
When I arrived at the hospital, I was met at the door by Dr. Nicholas Pinto, who had been baptized by Father Joe and grew up in the parish. Father Joe had given Nicholas First Communion, confirmed him and later married him and his wife. Nicholas had been a faithful altar server for years. When we entered the room, Dr. Pinto switched roles. He became Father Joe’s altar server again and he assisted me in celebrating the Sacrament of the Sick and Last Rites. Father Joe was at peace and he let go about 20 minutes later.”
Father Robert Assaly