Let’s recall the story of “Slim” Cameron, a longtime game warden in Delta.
Warren Hubert Cameron was born in 1895 in Quebec. He worked on farms, logged in the Fraser Valley, surveyed for the Canadian Northern Railway and fought in First World War where he was wounded.
He arrived with his family in Delta in 1923 and spent the next 14 years with the B.C. Police Force. He was then transferred to the B.C. Game Commission.
Slim was Delta's game warden for more than 20 years, retiring in 1959.
He was also a keen conservationist and actively involved in wildlife management.
He enthusiastically carried out his responsibilities, claiming to have "pinched" just about every local hunter, and friends were not exempted.
He was also an ardent fisherman, hunter and noted gunsmith.
A member of the Ladner Delta Rod and Gun Club, Cameron paid close attention to the younger generation to ensure adherence to bag limits and shooting hours.
He was always aware of the ever-changing hunting hot spots depending on weather and tidal conditions.
Slim Cameron passed away in 1988 at age 94.