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Born: Dec 15, 1961

Date of Passing: Feb 09, 2021

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December 15, 1961 - February 9, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Cameron Lauder at the age of 59.
Cameron was predeceased by his parents, John and Dorothy Lauder and his brother David Lauder.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Marilyn (Jack) Mitchell, Diane (Mark) Soltys and his brother Jack Lauder; nephews and niece, Danny (Chastine) Mitchell, Keith (Elena) Mitchell, Brad (Ashley ) Mitchell, Graham Lauder and Beck Lauder; great-nephew and great-nieces, Kieran, Taya, Alicia, Breanne and Scarlett and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
He will be deeply missed by his best friend Jim Leronowich, his roommates, Robert, Carol, Anne and all the support staff at Winnserv and SCE Lifeworks to whom the family is forever grateful.
Despite the many challenges Cam faced, his life was full and joyful. From an early age he led a very active life. He became involved with Special Olympics Manitoba, first with track and field, floor hockey and eventually joining cross country skiing and swimming. Cam soon discovered that swimming was his passion. He competed nationally and internationally and his talent in the pool took him to the World Games in Louisiana and his skiing took him to the National Winter Games in Saskatoon. Cameron was the inaugural athlete inducted into the Special Olympics Heroes Hall of Fame and over the years he earned numerous Sportsmanship Awards.
Cam had several jobs of which he was extremely proud, making many friends along the way. He was able to live independently for most of his adult life and formed a lifelong friendship with his roommate Jim.
Cam's greatest joy was being with family. He spent his summers at the cottage and loved the lake. Cam loved to celebrate with family and had a toast for every occasion.
Cameron will be remembered as a kind, gentle soul who touched so many with so few words.
There will be a celebration of Cameron's life at a time when we can all gather.
Memorial donations in Cameron's name may be made to Winnserv Inc. Or Special Olympics Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • From playing with Cameron in the front yard, to bumping into him in front of My Place, Pie Place when I would be coming home from work, to seeing him and his family at SOM events when I was with the Torch Run, Cam and his family were always kind and gracious. You could feel the love they had for each other and that truly warmed your heart. Cam was the essence of a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. - Posted by: Andrew Smith (Family friend and neighbors a long time ago) on: Feb 20, 2021

  • Hello Diane and Family. Very saddened to hear of Cam's death. He was one of the 'originals' and brings back fond memories of Saturday afternoons at the Central "Y" with the Bulldogs. Also enjoyed when Cam would come over to the cottage for a visit and a Labatt's Blue. Cam's gentle ways and his own idiosyncrasy of speaking in almost inaudible single syllable words made him a very unique character. He will surely live on in our memories as a very Special person. "We all Shine on - Like the Moon and Stars and the Sun" - j.lennon - Posted by: Bill Forrest (Friend / Special Olympics Coach) on: Feb 19, 2021

  • Me and my brother were most of the boys at our end of the block that Cam was born into. Me and my sibs went to school with his sibs. Cam didn’t go to school with us being picked up by a bus he one day tried to drive away with causing all sorts of excitement on our quiet street. And yet we started to hang out. Cam would just drop by sometimes as my sister pointed out even getting into bed with my mother. He loved getting on the high stoop of our front stairway and leaping into your arms just expecting that you would catch him even when you weren’t paying attention so I actually learned to become trust worthy by keeping an eye out for a flying Cam. He enjoyed shooting us because we would die the most elaborate deaths my brother and I trying to outdie one another so much so that he wanted to be shot so he could outdo us all. My favourite was kicking the football on the street and Cam would circle beneath the towering elms as the ball arced down towards him laughing his head off. I don’t know that he ever caught it because I just dissolved into delight. I do remember us all lying on our backs on the boulevard rocking with laughter. That guy was more full of joy than any guru I met subsequently so Cameron still is an important figure for me. He taught me a lot. - Posted by: Duncan Smith (childhood neighbour ) on: Feb 18, 2021

  • To all Cams family, we are saddened to see of Cams passing. Our family lived next door to the Lauders at the lake in Whytewold for many years. We loved to see Cam ride his bike and walk to the lake with his mom or sisters for a swim, even when the lake was too cold. We could tell Cam was so loved by all his family. He liked to show his us his swimming medals and talk about the Bombers. Cam lived a great life and was lucky to have such a supportive family. He is now with his Mom, whom I sure he missed alot. Beryl and Lyle and all The Allan's. - Posted by: Brenda Allan (Lake neighbor) on: Feb 17, 2021

  • Wow so young but touched so many hearts. I had the pleasure to support Cam for last 4 years. He was a kind soul and so enjoyed life. Enjoyed being with his friends whether be at bingo or bowling or celebrating someones birthday. Sending condolences to his family and all his friends . - Posted by: Cynthia (Support stafg) on: Feb 16, 2021

  • Marilyn and Jack and family - sincerest condolences. Cam leaves an amazing legacy, especially with the work you all have done in the community. Always such a kind guy too. He lived an incredible life Kyle - Posted by: Kyle McMurtry and family (Family friend ) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • I remember when Cam was born, The Lauders lived just up the street from us and we all became good friends as there were only a few young families on the block. Four or five year old Cam used to delight in visiting Mom in the afternoons when she was taking a nap. Our back doors were always open and he would walk in, climb into bed with her and cuddle up to take a nap himself. Simpler times. Rest In Peace Cam. - Posted by: Margaret Calhoun née Smith (Neighbor from Ingersol Street) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • My condolences to Cam's family and friends! We worked together many years ago at a restaurant, and I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. He was always someone that people loved to be around, and I know he'll be missed. - Posted by: Kathy Buhler (Co-worker) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • I have very fond memories of nice chats with Cameron when I'd run into him and his Mom. He was a kind, gentle man and I could just feel the love he had for his Mom and the rest of his family. Between this, and all of his accomplishments in sports and the working world, the expression "a life well lived" comes immediately to mind. God bless and God speed Cameron. - Posted by: John MacPhail (Old family friend) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • I worked with Cameron at Oak Table a community program to help low income and homeless people. Cameron assisted us serve and cleanup lunch. He always loved to come out to help with his big smile. He was so proud of his sports caps and wanted to show everyone. He was a gentle soul and will be missed. My condolences to the family for your loss. - Posted by: Karen Burridge (Oak Table Volunteer) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • Cam was an employee at my restaurant My Place Pie Place for many years. Cam was a dedicated and loyal employee. He was well loved and respected By all of the staff and customers. He made a great contribution to the Business. We were all proud of his athletic achievements. Cam was a great Example to all of us. I am very grateful to have known Cam and to have been His friend. My condolences to Cam's family and friends. - Posted by: Sandra Johnson (Former Employer) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • Condolences to our good friend and extended family. - Posted by: Bruce Moore and Katherine Schultz (Friends and Family ) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • I am very saddened to hear of Cameron’s passing. I have know Cam for at least 30 years through Special Olympics Manitoba. I was a coach for the E.K. Sharks and Cameron was a swimmer with the Stingrays Swim Club. We would often meet at Swim Meets and Special Olympics functions over the years. We once spent time at their cottage for a get together with our athletes . I think it was one of the many Provincial Teams that Cam was on. It was always special times when we met with Cam and his mom Dorthy at the swim meets. I also remember his dad John, who was a very wonderful man who contributed many hours to Special Olympics, as well as Dorothy. The John Lauder Swim Meet was named after him. Cam was a very gentle man with a great sense of humour. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Gordon Stewart (Friend/ Coach) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • I was fortunate to have been one of Cameron's coach first at the inaugural Bulldogs Athletic Cub for Special Olympics Manitoba. Dan Johnson (CEO of SOM at the time) and I have many found memories of the Saturday afternoons coaching Cameron with the rest of his fellow bulldogs. He was a prolific swimmer and at star on the Stingray Swim. Many may not know this, but Cameron was a die hard professional wrestling entertainment. I believe his favourite was Baron Von Raschke, who was famous for his signature move the claw. The memories of working with Cameron are forever imbedded in my heart. Rest In Peace my good friend Tony Rodrigues - Posted by: Tony Rodrigues (coach) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • We bought the little yellow cottage next to the Lauders in 2008. We soon met Dorothy and Cam and became friends. Cam loved being at the lake and almost every day we would see him heading to the beach for his swim. The first time we were invited over for coffee Cam asked if he could show us something in his room. There he proudly showed us some of his awards and trophies he won for swimming. You could tell how well he was loved by Dorothy and his siblings. Rest in peace Cam, we're glad we got to know you. - Posted by: Barry & Gloria Hoepppner (Lake Neighbours) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • I spent many years coaching swimming. Cam was always such a gentle soul, and a kind man. A true friend to those around him. Rest In Peace, Cam. - Posted by: Doug Crabb (Coach) on: Feb 13, 2021

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