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IN tribute to Ewen Cameron (VR, January 12, 2013, vol 172, p 51), Nigel Brown writes: An estimated 600 friends and clients attended Melrose Parish Church for the funeral of Ewen Cameron, who died suddenly on December 14, six weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. For nearly 30 years Ewen was a much-respected country vet and a ‘weel-kent’ face in fishing, hunting and shooting circles in the Borders and further afield.

Ewen was born in Tanzania, where his father Dugald was a district officer in the Colonial Service. The family lived there and in Sierra Leone in West Africa, until they moved back to Scotland when Ewen was 12 years old. His love of animals was obvious from an early age, with pet mongooses and a lion cub as childhood companions in …

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