R & B singer Camille Douglas passed away on March 12 and will be buried on Saturday. She was 36.
In 1995, she appeared in the first Honey Jam female talent showcase that has opened doors for several Canadian urban artists, including Nelly Furtado and Jully Black. She also made regular appearances on talent shows before taking a break to raise her two daughters.
“We hadn’t been in touch for nearly a decade, but out of the blue I received a Facebook message from her two years ago,” said Honey Jam founder, Ebonnie Rowe. “I remember her as being very sweet, humble and a good person.”
Douglas, whose single Don’t Leave Me Hangin’ received a Juno nomination, was working on her first album when she fell ill.
Her viewing takes place from 5-9 p.m. this evening and from 4-8 p.m. tomorrow at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at Pickering Pentecostal Church – The Gathering Place, 1920 Bayly St. in Pickering, starting at 10 a.m.
An account has been set up in her children’s name. Donations can be made to the trust account for Paige and Paris Alexander at York Commercial Banking Centre, 625 Cochrane Dr., Markham, Ontario, L3R 9R9. The account # is 77842-002-0042188 and the transit # is 77842.
By RON FANFAIR