Passing of Robyn Cameron

Shane JenkinsNews

Sad news from Orienteering Victoria:

Robyn Cameron died suddenly at home in Wodonga last Friday night (27th March), aged 71. Until the last few years when accumulated health issues intervened, Robyn and husband Hugh had been very active members of AWOC for over 25 years, initially living in Jindera (north of Albury), then Yackandandah and most recently Wodonga.  Prior to this, Robyn & Hugh were prominent members of Central Coast Orienteers in NSW for many years.

A keen competitor, Robyn was a regular placegetter and sometimes winner of her age class in Australian & State orienteering championships. She represented Australia on several occasions in ANZ Challenges.  In 1984 she won a day at O-ringen in Sweden, one of her most treasured orienteering memories.

Robyn’s course setting experience and expertise meant that she came to know Mt Pilot, Donkey Hill, Magenta Mine and Beechworth in the north-east of Victoria like her own backyard. In addition, she was a strong supporter of the women’s coaching program in Victoria.

Following a kidney transplant, Robyn won gold and silver medals in athletics and cycling at the 1999 World Transplant Games in Budapest, Hungary.

Robyn provided great support over the years to Hugh in his roles as OA President and IOF Vice President. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year and Hugh will miss her immensely. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Hugh (, children Simon and Melinda, and their partners and children. It was Robyn’s wish that there be no funeral.