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Cam Shillington

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Cam has always had an interest in the arts, so as a teenager he took a part time weekend job working at the local TV station in Kingston. This interest later evolved into a 27 year broadcast career working for CKWSAM RADIO, CFMKFM COUNTRY RADIO, AND CKWS TELEVISION. During that time, his leadership saw CFMK COUNTRY RADIO be voted Top Country Station in Canada for market size.

Cam was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home which instilled the ministry call by example. Cam's father, Floyd Shillington, planted three separate churches during his ministry.

The music of the church has always been close to Cam's heart, but like his father had a vision for something more. It was in the fall of 1968, that Cam along with 4 others, formed the first Master's group. Through the years this group has continued to offer up the purity of the gospel in music with a southern style yet not forgetting the traditional roots from which is was birthed. While working at the TV station, and with the co-operation of a CKWSTV producer, Cam produced an award winning weekly television show called "Gospel Singin Time", which was syndicated nationwide on Global TV, and The Master's where the host Group.

Cam is excited once again to see this ministry which he started years ago, be released once more to be used in whatever way God sees fit.

Cam and wife Gail, who reside in Kingston, are proud parents of three children and two grandchildren. Source:

Cam Shillington

Obituary for Cam Shillington

SHILLINGTON, Cameron Nelson - May 17, 1946 - January 12, 2016

It is with sadness that the family said good-bye to Cam on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at St Mary's of the Lake Hospital at the age of 69. At the same time they rejoice that he is pain free and with his Heavenly Father. Beloved husband to Gail (Gardiner) for 40 years. Loving father to Dana Villeneuve (Andrew), Brooke Horne (Roger) and Brock Shillington. Cherished grandfather to Wyatt Horne, Seylah Horne, Braylon Villeneuve & Emmett Villeneuve.

Cameron was predeceased by his parents Rev. Floyd & Daphne Shillington. Cameron had a heart for missions and worked for ministries including Billy Graham Association, Steve Wingfield Evangelistic Association, Teen Mania/Aquire The Fire, and Promise Keepers.

He also had a passion for music including many years traveling with his own Gospel music group The Master's, he promoted countless Gospel music concerts in Kingston and the surrounding area. Cameron started his broadcasting career working weekends as a young man at CKWS TV. He quickly advanced to audio production and then A.M. Sales and continued onto Sales Manager of CFMK/CFFX radio Kingston before he was promoted to Operation Manager of CFMK/CFFX radio.

Most recently he saw his lifelong dream come true, his own digital radio station, which the family will continue in his honour.

Family and friends will be received at the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston) on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 2-5 and 7-9pm and also on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Polson Park Free Methodist Church (5 Miles Ave, Kingston) from 10:00am until service time at 11:00am.

For those who wish donations in Cameron's memory may be made to makeAmark International (PAOC Missions), supporting hurting people here and abroad, Handprints to help, footprints to follow, heart prints to impact or to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

Details from James Reid Funeral Home.

Tributes to Cam Shillington

  • "I haven't talked with him in almost 20 years I don't think. For you newcomers, Cam was one of our pioneers and a gentleman." - Lorne Anderson on January 23, 2016
  • "Cam Shillington passed away last week. As early Christian broadcasters we had such a list of radio stations in the 80s." - Rob Green on January 23, 2016

More tributes

The Masters

"The Masters from Kingston were one of the favourites on the southern gospel music circuit in Ontario, and were managed by Cam Shillington. They were also featured artists on “Opry North”, a radio show on CFGM based out of Toronto. Cam was the host and producer of “Gospel Singin’ Time”, a nationally syndicated television show programming SG which won several Canadian awards for excellence in programming. The Master’s hosted and promoted many concerts and were instrumental in the growth of Southern Gospel in the 70’s and 80’s. They are currently reforming and hope to be singing again soon.
Source: article "Music in the Maritimes" written by Lorraine Walker for

"The Masters, formed in 1968 by Cam Shillington and the Deyo brothers, were a popular group from Ontario who toured throughout Canada and the United States. They appeared on Gospel Singing Time, a syndicated Canadian television program, as well as Canada’s Opry North. The Masters recorded their albums in Nashville, Tennessee and also appeared on The Grand Ole Opry. The Canadian Gospel Music Association presented them with the Favorite Mixed Group award several times. In recent years, the Masters had greatly reduced their traveling schedule."

The Master's were in their 43rd year of presenting the good news of a risen Christ. This award winning group enjoyed national and international support and was the first group of it's kind to host their own half hour TV show that aired across Canada. A founding member of Opry north and welcomed to the Grand Ole Opry stage 2 times, this group has held a solid following over the years. Source:

I asked Keith Deyo how Days Of Grace was formed. “In 2009 we tried to resurrect the long time group, The Masters. All three singers, along with Cam Shillington, sang and traveled as the Masters for another three years.” Deyo continued, “Then Cam had to step down because of health. In March of 2013, Ken Deyo, Dona Locklin and myself (Keith Deyo), formed “Days Of Grace.” Source: Phil Foster. November 5, 2013.

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