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Born: Mar 10, 2004

Date of Passing: Jun 16, 2019

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On Sunday, June 16, 2019, our lives were changed forever when we lost Cameron our son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, friend, teammate and role model.
Cherishing his memory will be his parents, Chris and Tamara, sister Taylor, great-grandmothers, Alfhild Johnson and Pat Chapdeleine, grandparents, Barry and
Lorraine Nagam, Glen and Angela Johnson, Aunty Julie Nagam and Uncle Travis, Aunty Sally Nagam, Uncle Steve Johnson and Aunty Catherine, and cousins, Nahanni, Morea,
Hannah and Carter along with countless friends, extended family and an entire
community who will feel the impact of this loss.
Cameron was born on March 10, 2004 and upon first glance at this little baby, there was definitely no doubt that this was CJ's son. A cute toothless baby's laugh developed into a cheerful bright smile and finally into that
signature Cheshire grin so closely resembling his Dad that once flashed would absolutely lighten up the room. As Cameron grew, we started to gain insight into what his boyhood passions would be - sports and power
machines. The love of sports was started with hockey and copious numbers of ministicks games in the basement that then evolved to taking it outdoors onto the ice. Cameron picked up the sport of hockey incredibly quickly and it wasn't too long until he started skating backwards faster than his Dad and uncles could go forward that we realized we had a real natural athlete in the family. Over the years, Cam played on progressively more competitive teams and most recently was a member of the Eastman AA Northern Knights. This past season saw the Knights win their league championship in a thrilling come from behind overtime win in which Cam fittingly scored the first goal to begin the comeback. What a wonderful memory for everyone, especially Cam's teammates who shared this victory with him. In the spring, attention turned to ball hockey and baseball. The boys enjoyed a lot of success in ball
hockey with a league championship in 2016 that paved the way for a memorable trip out west to Vancouver. Cam's natural capability was also keenly demonstrated in the game of baseball where he had the opportunity to showcase his talent with many spectacular plays in the field. Cam definitely wasn't afraid to get dirty, as it was a personal
challenge to not let one ball get past him.
Summers were all about spending time at the lakes in Lac du Bonnet and Okimaw with family. It was also the time for Cameron to develop his love of driving all things
automated. This ran the gamut ranging from dirtbikes to quads to sea doo's to lawn-mowers. Cameron was definitely one of the youngest we've ever seen operate a bobcat with amazing precision. Time at the lake
presented the opportunity to cultivate
relationships with his cousins. Within these experiences, we began to bear witness to
Cam's beautiful personality. For a boy, he
exhibited a unique sense of kindness, caring and compassion. With this observation, there was now no doubt that he was TJ's son. Cam's gentle demeanour and playful personality made him such a loveable human being. It also translated into him being an awesome role model for his sister Taylor, younger
cousins and children who looked up to him. The combination of all of these qualities instilled a deep source of pride for his
parents who regularly received compliments on Cameron's kind-heartedness and
respectful behaviour. Chris and Tamara were so very proud of their son and ensured that he knew this too.
The passing of such a young person with his life ahead of him undoubtedly leaves us all with an overwhelming degree of sadness and hurt in our hearts, but with the love of such a strong, affectionate family and an
unlimited amount of wonderful friends and supportive rural community, we will get through this and over time the memories of that beautiful amazing boy will shift from
initiating profound sadness to instead leaving us full of happiness where we will all be wearing that signature Cheshire grin on our faces.
A celebration of Cam's life will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Oakbank Baptist Church, 26033 Springfield Road, Oakbank, MB.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 22, 2019

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I never got to meet this young boy but what I have heard his life was far, far, far too short. He was so kind and caring and had such a kind heart. I always knew him of his girlfriend Kate, but never got to meet him. I can’t believe how hard it must be for your family. So many people have been touched by this terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your sincerely, Joseph Zubricki - Posted by: Joseph Zubricki (Community Member) on: Jun 25, 2019

  • Words can never take away your pain, but I just wanted to extend my most sincere condolences and honest sadness, on your tremendous loss. Cameron sounds like he was an amazing and beautiful soul. He had so much more life that should have been ahead of him. It was unfairly taken from him and all of you, far, far, far too soon. Having lost a son, I do know that losing a child is the most unthinkable thing that can happen to a parent. My heart goes out to you. 💙 Please know that if at any point, you feel the need to reach out for any emotional support, I offer my ear, my shoulder, or for you to just to share a tear or a story. The obituary was beautiful, thank you so much for sharing the wonderful stories for those of us that didn’t know Cam, to get some insight into this lovely young man. - Posted by: Judy Dunn (Community member) on: Jun 25, 2019

  • Dear TJ. No words can express how very sorry I am for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Linda Boisjoli. - Posted by: Linda Boisjoli (Work acquaintance) on: Jun 24, 2019

  • So sorry for your family’s loss. Words cannot express how hard this must be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - Posted by: Lionel and Joy Clemons (Friends) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • I wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. Cam was such a sweet boy and I enjoyed spending time with him at the Coe’s house. He always had a big smile and a hello whenever he passed me on the street. I always commented to Kathy what a great kid Cam was and how lucky roan was to have such a great friend. I will truly miss him. - Posted by: Barbara Niesler (Friend ) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • A loss like this is very difficult to understand. May you find comfort in knowing that he is wrapped in God’s ever loving arms. Cherish the memories and he will forever be in your hearts. XOXO, Enza (Jasmine Lozenski’s mom) - Posted by: Enza Mazzei (Friend) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • Wow. Did we learn a lot about one of our family members reading Cameron's Obit. Seen and met Cameron once 12 years ago. So what an amazing and full filled but short life he has lived since that time. All of your wonderful memories are all of yours to keep and they will remind you of all the happy times you all shared. May prayers and knowing how much people are thinking of all of you at this time help you through the times ahead. Sincerely and with love Linda and Mick Happy - Posted by: Linda and Michael Happy (Third cousin) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • TJ, Chris and the rest of the family I just want to extend my condolences to each and everyone of you and that if I had the opportunity to meet Cam I would have been super proud of who he is which doesn't surprise me as to who is parents are. He will be missed by all who have met him. Take care and I love each and everyone of you. - Posted by: Rhonda Nagam (Extended family ) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • I send my deepest condolences to the parents, family, friends and the community of Oakbank. - Posted by: Keith Apetagon (Daughter's friend) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • What a beautiful tribute to a young man who touched so many lives. Our deepest condolences to Chris, TJ, Taylor and family. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day. Cherish all the special memories that you have of Cameron. Love Rene and Brandy Laporte "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." - Posted by: Brandy & Rene Laporte (Cousin) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Very beautiful obituary you have written. Your son is an amazing young man and will live on in your hearts forever . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Duncan and Janis McDougall - Posted by: Duncan McDougall (Coworker) on: Jun 22, 2019

  • Sure sounds like a beautiful boy. I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. - Posted by: Charleen Dzendzara (Maksymetz) (classmate of Chris) on: Jun 22, 2019

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