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Please convey the sincere condolences of all members of the Faversham Branch to David, Samantha, Arthur and Nancy. We pray that little Ivan may rest in peace.

Ernie Warner, Chairman, Faversham Branch

I was sorry to hear about the loss of your little one Ivan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. God Bless each and everyone of you and give you strength to cope.

May he rest in Peace with the Angels.
God Bless x x x x

I am sure that every single one of us who have ever contributed to ConHome will wish to send our deepest sympathy to the Cameron family.

This is terrible news, my heart goes out to David, Samantha and their family. As a parent I cannot imagine a harder thing to endure. My condolences.

My sincerest condolences to Mr Cameron and his family.

My deepest sympathy and condolences to David and Samantha Cameron and their family.

A very sad and tragic event in anyone's life. A time when prayer and faith can be a great comfort. Rest in peace, little fellow and grieve in happiness for his life and wonderful family.

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody

Rest in Peace Master Ivan

Very sorry to hear about this. All the best to the family.

My heart goes out to all the family as they try to deal with their unimaginable grief. It is a huge credit to the Camerons that they have managed to remain joyful and optimistic, despite the terrible stress of having a child so seriously ill.

My condolences to the Camerons, I doubt there are words to describe how they are feeling.

I would also like to send my heartfelt condolences to Samantha and David Cameron and their family at this tragic time. As a parent, I simple cannot imagine what they must be going through at this moment in time.

i'm not a tory nor shall i ever bring myself to vote for you, but i'm sorry about the death of Ivan Cameron, my heart go's out to your family Mr Cameron and your loss.

The Lasting Tribute website has updated its memorial pages to include young Ivan Cameron.


It's a respectful memorial to Ivan and somewhere to pay tribute to the family's fortitude at this difficult time.

EVERY comment is monitored so that nothing offensive or inappropriate is published.

With my sincerest sympathies.

Robert Pulvertaft

To the Cameron family, I send you my deepest sympathies and will pray for you and your beautiful son.

Julie Fagan

Very very sad. RIP Ivan.

Praying for the Cameron family today. There can be nothing sadder than to lose a child.

Every parents' worst nightmare is now real for the Camerons. Sincere condolences from Mr and Mrs K. R. Lohse and family

Although not a big Cameron fan , I think this is a terrible loss for him and his family.

May God give them strength to get through this at this terrible time.

An unfathomable tragedy for the Cameron family. My deepest sympathies are with them.

Very sad news. Wishing the Camerons strength through these difficult times.

My heartfelt thoughts and sympathy are with the Cameron family.

This is very sad news indeed. David Cameron and his family will be in my prayers at Mass this evening.

May Ivan rest in peace and rise in glory.

I was very sad to hear this today.
Best wishes to Mr Cameron and his family.

Incerdibly sad news. No parent should have to bury their child. My deepest sympathy to Mr Cameron and his family

Rest In Peace Ivan, God bless you all.

Parliament was a credit to our nation today.

How very sad, speaking as someone who has also lost a child, I know how Mr&Mrs Cameron must be feeling.
My heart goes out to them.
God Bless.

So sad. My love to the Camerons.

Deepest sympathy.

Awful news: a great shock and sadness.

Our deepest condolences and sympahty from Stone Conservatives, to David and Samantha Cameron, and their family.

As with everyone else I offer my condolences to the Camerons.

RIP Ivan. God Bless you, Mary keep you.

I feel especially blessed to be the father of two healthy children and I cannot imagine what the Cameron family are going through - my heart goes out to them.
Ivan is at peace now and I am sure that a strong family like this will come to terms with his death and find peace in time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with David, Samantha and the rest of the family at this time.

My deepest condolences to David, Samantha and family; a tragic and terrible loss.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the whole family.

A very sad day, my thoughts are with the Cameron family

To David, Samantha and family I give my sincere condolences. I hope that the media give David and his family the space that they in no doubt need.

As has been said earlier, this is every parent's worst nightmare.
The only consolation is that Ivan knew deep love and was greatly treasured throughout his short life.

My deepest sympathy to David and Samantha. Having looked after several families where this awful tragedy has happened, I know how difficult the next months will be, and hope the media will allow them the space to grieve.

any loss is bad, but the loss of a child is possibly the worst any person could bear.

my thoughts are with both mr and mrs cameron.

Very sorry indeed.
Deepest sympathies to all the family.

My heart goes out to you all. I pray that you are allowed to grieve as a family not as a "name".

Ivan will stay with you forever, in your love and hearts.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Camerons on this Ash Wednesday.

My condolences to David and Samantha.

Very sad news indeed.

Words are hopelessly inadequate in such a sad situation. My thoughts are with Samantha, David and their entire families.

Rest in peace little one...

I am saddened by todays news of Ivan Cameron's death, I hope that the prayers of many many Conservative members will be of comfort to Samantha, David and their young children. Please let us all give them time to grieve but also to remember the good times with Ivan during his short life.

So sad to hear this news. Rest in peace little angel.

My deepest sympathy for the Cameron family, my thoughts are with them at this difficult time

David, I write to express my sincere condolence to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful son Ivan. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

May God be with the Cameron Family in this sad occasion.

May God be with the Cameron Family and comfort them in their loss.

I am so sorry to hear this terrible news regarding Ivan Cameron. My thoughts are with you David and Samantha.

Tragic news about Ivan Cameron. My deepest sympathies to David, Samantha, Nancy & Arthur

My sincere condolences to the Camerons; may Ivan rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to David and Samantha at this very sad time.

I can't even begin to imagine how they are feeling today

my thoughts and prayers and condolences

Robert Cooke

As a father who has recently had his first child diagnosed with celebral palsy my heart goes out to the Cameron family on the loss of their beautiful son. I hope they can find some comfort in the fact that Ivan is at peace in a better place.

My deepest sympathies to Mr and Mrs Cameron, absolutely heartbreaking.

RIP little one.

Poor kid. At least he had a lot of love and care during his short life. God bless him.
My prayers are with David and his family.

Oh dear, what very sad news. Deepest condolences.

Such a terrible loss of a lovely boy. My deepest and sincere condolences to David and Samantha.

very sad my thought and feelings Are with the Camerons

such sad news. no parent should suffer the pain of losing a child. my condolences to the family.

This is tragic, heartbreaking news. Such a young boy too.

My deepest condolences. They were clearly wonderful parents for Ivan - may he rest in peace.

Our sincere condolences on the sad loss of your lovely little boy.
Lindsay and Paul Kennedy

My heart goes out to the Cameron family at this tragic time.

As other posters have pointed out, Ivan was greatly loved, and treasured, and everything was done to make his too short life as comfortable as possible. And as others have said, he is out of pain now, and in a better place.

There are two famous poems that spring to mind:

“Death is nothing at all” by Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918 that starts: “Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next room”.

Link: http://www.poeticexpressions.co.uk/poems/death%20is%20nothing%20at%20all%20-%20canon%20henry%20scott-holland.htm

And WH Auden’s “Stop all the clocks” [brought to public attention in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”] that starts: “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone”.
Link: http://blue.carisenda.com/archives/000803.html

I wish to add my condolences to the Cameron family.
The loss of a child is tragic and reminds us that we should all live our lives not just for ourselves, but for our future generation.

I will give my own children a bigger hug than usual tonight.

Deepest sympathies to the Cameron's.

The sad loss of this little chap has moved and touched me so much. God bless you David and Samantha.

Rest in Peace.

Such sad news. But the Cameron family will I hope, gain comfort from the beautiful memories they have of Ivan, and the happiness he brought them.

Rest in Peace little fellow.....

Sincere and heartfelt condolences at this sad time to the Cameron family.

I was shocked when I saw this on the news this morning, I jumped up out of bed, text my girlfriend, called via intercom to the living room to have the news put on down there, I was shocked! I felt very sad and then after 12pm seeing George Osborne's face at what would've been PMQs, it hit home harder. He looked like he was trying not to cry. I hope the Camerons are being well looked after at this time and that they are also getting the space they need.

I would also like to add my condolences and express my deep sorrow for the loss of Ivan. My thoughts are with David and Samantha at this heartbreaking time.

The fact the accusation towards Nick Robinson are allowed to remain on this website is very worrying to me. I for one am sorry I was mislead by the original commentor. One would think that a reputable website such as this would not allow these things to be said without some basis of fact. The fact it was posted is quite worrying. That's what moderation is for surely. I have sent an email but it appears the comments and comments on the original comment remain. I think an apology is owed for certain and the original offender of this statement (not sure who/where it originated from) be sanctioned in some way. An apology not just to those of us who were mislead but to Mr. Robinson himself (no matter your personal feelings for him, it is unfair). And really it sullies this entire thread.

We have already left a message on Lasting Trubute but would also like to say here how much, as parents & grandparents who have mercifully been spared the loss of either our children or much-loved grandson, we feel for Mr & Mrs Cameron. Our thoughts are with them on this most terrible of days.
Gillian & Peter Coe

My prayers and deepest sympathies for David and Samantha and all the family. May you know God's comfort at this sad time.

Philip Walker

"is it true that Nick "Toenails" Robinson said on the BBC that Cameron can't expect any electoral advantage from this tragic event "as Gordon Brown has already lost a child of his own"."

No, it's total nonsense. Seems someone's immediate thought on hearing the news was to start hitting blogs to smear robinson. Bit of an odd reaction to a tragic event.
Here's what was actually said:

The loss of child is a terrible thing for any family to go through but even worse when you're in the spotlight. My sympathy goes out to them.

Very sad when I heard. Thinking about and praying for the Cameron family. to lose someone who is so central to your life is extremely painful.

My condolences to the Cameron family. Tragedies such as this remind us of what is important in life. I trust that God will give the Camerons the strength to bear their great loss.

I shed a few tears when I heard the news of this bright little boy. It's a very sad day, a tragic and terrible loss. My thoughts are with David, Samantha and the rest of the family.

Been out most the day. Shocked to hear this very sad news. I hope that David and Samantha are able to resume a normal life as quickly as possible.

I was very sad to hear the news today. My thoughts are with all in the Cameron Family and close friends. We are used to seeing the family in Chipping Norton and want them to know that we are there to support them at all times.

Our deepest sympathies to the Cameron family on the loss of their son Ivan. May the knowledge that he was so loved by his family help assuage the pain felt by David, Samantha and the rest of the family. Levesque Family, Canada

Losing a child must be the most heartbreaking thing that can happen to anyone. I hope that everyone treats the Cameron family with kindness and respect at this difficult time. Also that thier privacy is not intruded on.

Today was one of those rare occasions when the House was united. Something like this makes political differences pale into insignificance.

I think that all the people of Medway, whom David kindly visited (with a hoarse throat!) for a "Cameron Direct" event here just last month, would wish to convey their condolences and thoughts to the Cameron family at this tragic time.

Perhaps the thought of all those arms of comfort being wrapped around the family, even if only metaphorically, will lend strength to them to help cope with what has happened and what lies immediately ahead.

A little angel in heaven. May God and his blessed mother take care of Ivan.

Very sad news. My thoughts are with Mr Cameron and his family.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

You're a Special Little Spirit,"
the all great Master said,
As he gently caressed the curly hair
of the Little Spirit's head
"You need to go to Earth
to spend some time, you know,
A place I send most Spirits
to be tested, to learn, and grow."
The Little Spirit, in sadness,
slowly bowed her head,
And from her eye a tear did steal
and down her cheek it shed.
"Don't you fret now little one,
I won't let you stay too long,
I'll bring you back home here to me,
You'll hardly know you've gone.
You're my choicest Little Spirit,
you're the apple of my eye."
And he wiped the tear and gently kissed
His Little Spirit "good-bye".
"I'm back," the Little Spirit whispered,
as she climbed onto her Master's knee,
And the Master said, "I told you so
you would not be long from me."
And then, the Lord, He noticed
still another tear in her eye.
"Why are you so sad, Little Spirit,
whatever should make you cry?"
"I'm glad I'm back," the Little Spirit said,
"but Master you must surely know,
When Your Angel came to get me,
I did not want to go.
I know You said You needed me,
and that I'd be gone the shortest while,
But Lord, couldn't I have had
a little longer earthly trial?"
The Master let the Little Spirit
slip down from off His knee,
He firmly took her little hand and said,
"Come walk with Me."
The Little Spirit and the Lord
slowly walked hand in hand,
As the Master explained her special part
in the great and marvelous plan.
"Now, Lord, I don't mean to argue,
I understand that you needed me home.
But I left in such a hurry,
I left my brother all alone.
I didn't let my mummy know
how much I loved her so.
I was too small to tell her Lord,
how will she ever know?
She'll feel she has been cheated,
and in a way, so do I.
I left so quickly without a word
how can I ever tell them why?"
"Little Spirit, I know your heart is heavy
with this message you need to share.
But you need not worry anymore,
I'll watch over your loved ones there.
I'll send them loving comfort
as a strong and helping hand.
I'll contend and give peace to their aching hearts,
so they will understand."
The Little Spirit looked up at her Master
and said "Thank You for explaining it to me.
And could you please tell them that someday They'll be here with me?"
"Yes," said the Lord with a smile and a nod,
I'll tell them all that I can.
Then the little spirit fell asleep in her loving Masters hand.
"I'll tell them that you're pure,
as pure as Heaven's Gold,
That I needed the warmth of your perfect soul
to keep Heaven from getting cold

This is terribly sad. The photo of David holding and kissing Ivan is so touching. The love this photo captures is undoubtable and the emotions this evokes in everyone is unquestionable. It makes one stop and evaluate your own life and give thanks for what you have and those you have. No words can comfort David and Samantha and the Cameron family in their loss. Ivan was a remarkable little boy, and indeed in David's own words a "beautiful boy". Ivan's passing has deeply touched my own life and I'm sure thousands of other people too. I know this is an extremely sad time for David and Samantha but we should also highlight the unimaginable amount of love and joy that Ivan brought to everyone and also the love that he was surrounded by in return. Also we shouldn't forget that in his passing, he will not be forgotten and that although his life was a short one, it was an incredibly important one, not only for his family and those who knew him, but for all those with the same condition as Ivan and those to come. Ivan's legacy for this illness will be a tremendously important one and praise must be given to his parents for sharing Ivan's disability and struggles with us, to bring attention to the disability that Ivan dealt with since he was born. May this "beautiful boy" sleep peacefully now and may his parents and family find the strength and peace in these difficult days and the near future. God bless you Ivan and you all. x

Heartfelt and deepest condolences.

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