Cambell Dobbin death – obituary, cause of death : Cambell Dobbin 92, is dead. He passed away after having complications of an aneurysm on November 26th 2020, just 4 days shy of his 93rd birthday.
Cambell was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many, and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
He was 10 years old when his parents moved to Kapuskasing, ON. He then attended and graduated from St. Andrews College in Aurora, going on to study medicine at the University of Toronto, he graduated in 1952. summer jobs took him to Kenora, ON where he met Dolly. They later got married in 1951, and remained deeply in love until her passing in 2019.
The couple loved an adventure, they relocated to Elsa in the Yukon Territory where Cam cared for the community for 5 years and then on to Philadelphia, PA to complete a residency in ophthalmology. When they moved back to Toronto, Cambell started a private and surgical practice at the Toronto East General Hospital until his retirement.
The 92 years old was a lifetime member in the Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association. he was most relaxed at his island cottage on Lake Temagami. He Earned his pilot’s license during the 1960s allowed him to fly there and avoid the highway traffic. He usually would buzz the St. Andrews College Chapel steeple on his way up to Temagami.
Mr. Porter embraced of technology early enough in his life, he even built a ham radio while living in the Yukon, then in the 1970s built his own computer and taught himself to code and program. he wrote computer software to manage patient admin in his office and eventually patented and leased his program to other physicians.
Cambell Porter was a true Renaissance man, he loved to learn, his greatest love was for his wife Dolly. he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A private family celebration of life will be held in the spring. Those who wish to make a donation in Cam’s memory are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.