Cameron C. Dow
Hope — Cameron Chamberlain Dow, 20, of Grassow Loop, succumbed to his injuries Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
Cameron was born in Portland, Aug. 31, 1993, the son of John Thomas Dow and Tannetta Adriana Fentener van Vlissingen. He graduated from Kents Hill School in 2012 and was a sophomore at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.
Cameron was a kind and loving son with a great sense of humor and an awesome devotion to his family. To his mother he was loving, respectful and fiercely protective, to his father and step-father he was the finest of young men whose true strength was his capacity to care and to love, to his brother and sister he was the epitome of an older brother who was ferociously protective yet wonderfully kind and compassionate. To his friends Cameron was both loyal and supportive. His energy was incredible, his humor infectious and his love for his family was all-encompassing.
Cameron was the finest of young men who made his family extremely proud. He was a man of strong morals, sound values and an often unshakeable inner compass which had helped Cameron navigate his way through all the challenges and pitfalls facing young men. He respected his elders and embraced life with boundless enthusiasm and energy. Cameron had lived on two continents, attended numerous schools, engaged in many sports and was an avid hunter.
Cameron was an accomplished athlete, playing on the varsity basketball, lacrosse and football teams at Kents Hill; Cam won the MIP Award in Boys Varsity Lacrosse in 2010 and was named All Evergreen Honorable Mention in Football the following years. He was most passionate, however, about basketball, winning the Coaches Award his senior year.
Cameron is survived by his mother and step-father, Tannetta and Mike of Hope; his father John of Camden; his sister Tessa of Hope; his brother Luka of Hope; two step-brothers Gregg and Jason from South Africa; his grandmothers Ank from the Netherlands and Louise from Pittsfield; his aunts and uncles, Alicia and Melle from the Netherlands; Mike and Katherine from Switzerland, Bill and Jill from Atlanta; David and Jennifer from Florida; and all his cousins. He will also be sorely missed by his beloved dog Sammy
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Alfond Athletics Center at Kents Hill School, 1614 Main St., Readfield. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at ctcrawford.com.
Those who wish may make contributions in Cameron’s memory to: The Cameron Dow Scholarship Fund , Kents Hill School, PO Box 257, Kents Hill, ME 04349 or the Portland Boys & Girls Club, PO Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112.