September 12, 1969 – January 31, 2023
at the age of 53 years:
Camille Paige Aura age 53, passed away peacefully at home in Salmon Arm, BC on January 31, 2023. Camille was born in Salmon Arm on September 12, 1969 to Bonita and Cam Mellor. After graduating from Salmon Arm Secondary School, Camille lived in Kelowna, Vancouver and Alberta before returning home to Salmon Arm. Camille conscientiously served the community in her roles as a supervisor for the Salmar Theatres and as a long-time volunteer with the Shuswap Film Society.
Camille is survived by her husband Ron Aura, children Kathleen Turner and Vex (Rowan) Aura, father Cam Mellor, brothers Sean Mellor, Mark Mellor, sister Michelle Mellor along with many loving nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law. Camille was predeceased by her mother Bonita Lingenfelter and sister Karen Mellor.
As per Camille’s wishes no funeral service will be held, however a celebration of life gathering will be announced at a future date.
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. It must have been a difficult journey for you and your family. It was a shock to see that Camille is no longer with us. Had not seen her at the cinema and wondered but never conceived that she would not return. We had so many discussions about how the opera presentations–she was such a positive support and a vital member of the Salmar and Film Society families. Pease pass my condolences to your daughter and the rest of Camille’s family. Our community is a poorer place without Camille.
Ron, Kathleen and Rowan
Working with Camille at Shuswap Health Foods was always time well spent…and fun! Staff dinners at the Thai Restaurant always a blast with Camille!
My friends and I were amazed when Camille setup a private viewing at the Salmar Classic.
She will always be remembered as a gem; outgoing and compassionate.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all whose lives were improved by her presence.
Kris Nickerson from Sicamous
I met Camille at Strong Start many yrs ago. Her and I would laugh so much together. Then we would have little visits at my til, still laughing. Camille was a treasure and she will sadly be missed. My heartfelt sympathy to Ron and Rowan and the rest of her family and friends.
Camille, was the first person to extend the hand of friendship to me all those years ago when I was new on town. Our daughters attended preschool together and got along famously. She pushed me to be more outgoing and got me doing playdates and sleepovers for Ava. It was the push I needed! It was also the beginning of an 11 year friendship.
On many occasions throughout the years I got to witness her many acts of kindness . She was a long time member of the local film society. She volunteered at the Hillcrest breakfast program. Every year she put her time and hard earned money into creating Christmas baskets that included the fixings for a xmas dinner and gifts for families down on their luck and handed them out. Camille also hosted many movie gatherings at her beloved Salmar theaters for people including her friends and family. A very generous act.
There are no words to express how much you will be missed as a valued member of the community, a volunteer, a kind soul, a cherished friend, and the most amazing mother/wife anyone could ever imagine.
Gone, but never forgotten.
Rest in sweet peace Camille. I have some very fond memories of you. ❤️
I’ll miss our chats in the chemotherapy room. I always enjoyed your stories and opinions on all kinds of subjects. I got to know you at Hillcrest School volunteering for the Breakfast Program. Then I would see you running the concessions at the movie theaters. You definitely were an interesting lady! My condolences to Ron, Rowan, and the rest of Camille’s family. Rest in peace, my friend.