Christopher John Cameron-Doe died suddenly at his home in Las Vegas on 17th February 2021.
Chris is survived by his son George and wife Julie. He is also survived by his two closest friends Andrew Parkes and Roger Pachebat, who he considered family, and his two sisters Denise and Linda.
Chris was born in London, England on 30th September 1963 to Ken and Rose Doe. He graduated from the University of Sussex in 1986 with a degree in Law and French Law.
He married Julie in March 2001 and they welcomed George into the world on 15th February 2009. George meant everything to Chris and he took on the role as primary carer while Julie returned to work.
Chris was a devoted father with a love of adrenalin sports and the finer things in life. He lived his life unashamedly as a “bon viveur” and sometimes this was to his detriment. He obtained his private pilot’s license in the UK in 1992 and started travelling to St Moritz to participate in riding the famous Cresta Run around that time.
Chris was a gregarious character and made friends easily. He started his career in the City of London working in the financial markets. His work took him all over the world and he lived for several years in Paris, France, which is where he met his wife. Chris married Julie in London in 2001 and they relocated to Sydney, Australia in 2009 when George was six months old.
Chris fell in love with Australia and was proud to become an Australian citizen in 2014. He joined Manly Lifesaving Club within less than a week of arriving in Australia in 2009 and became a central figure in the club, obtaining his gold medallion, the highest achievement in Australian surf lifesaving, becoming a patrol captain, a “nippers” age manager, a rescue boat driver and an instructor. Chris was also a surf school coach, a regular participant in community ocean swims and a member of the Harbord Frigid Frogs winter swim club.
While living in London, Chris joined the Serpentine Running Club and took up distance running and triathlon, completing the Monaco Half Ironman and the Sydney Marathon in 2009.
Chris was passionate about the sport of rugby. He started playing at school and continued until George arrived in 2009. Wherever he lived in the world, he would immediately connect with the local rugby club in order to play and make friends. Throughout his life maintained strong connections to the British Rugby Club of Paris in France, the Civil Service Rugby Club in England and the Manly Marlins in Australia. He became a coach for the Manly Roos, the junior team in his home town in Australia. Chris was also a huge fan of the sport and travelled all over the world to support England, the British Lions and his adopted Australia.
Chris was also the proud owner of two beautiful Weimaraner dogs Bowie and Chloe.
After moving to Las Vegas in 2018, Chris became an avid mountain biker and enjoyed taking the dogs out into the desert with him as he took on harder and harder trails.
Chris was an atheist. He expressed a wish that his body be cremated and his ashes scattered in the ocean off Manly beach in Australia. We will ensure that wish is fulfilled once travel resumes.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday 26th February at 12 noon at Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park, 1401 South Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (Phone: 702 383 2900). The funeral service will also be webcast for remote participants and shared over zoom for any individuals who would like to speak.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
US: National Alliance on Mental Health: https://donate.nami.org
Australia: Beyond Blue https://donation.beyondblue.org.au/donate
UK: Campaign Against Living Miserably: https://www.thecalmzone.net/donate/in-memory/