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Date of Passing: Dec 24, 2022

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1984 - 2022

It is with broken hearts that Cameron's family announce the loss of their son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Cameron passed away at home in his beloved condo on December 24, 2022 with his immediate family surrounding him.
Cam was raised and lived in Dauphin, MB, for the first 18 years of his life. He was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at a very young age with muscle biopsies sent to England and Montreal for confirmation. Cam was life-flighted to Winnipeg at least four times. At age four he received his first electric wheelchair and would scare the neighbourhood barreling down the middle of the street or flying over the curbs! He then received a ventilator shortly after. Handling these trials and obstacles, he attended LT. Colonel Barker Elementary, McKenzie Middle and the Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary High Schools graduating with Honours and receiving a scholarship to attend the University of Winnipeg. Cam attended the U of W along with his caregivers for many years and was only four courses short of his degree in Administrative Studies with a major in Conflict Resolution.
When Cam moved to Winnipeg, he first lived at Ten-Ten Sinclair for a couple of years, then to the condo in downtown Winnipeg. Here he could get to the University easier and enjoy downtown living. He loved going to the Forks, eating out in downtown restaurants, and attending fringe and cinema festivals. Throughout his time in Winnipeg his care needs were looked after through the Self/Family Managed Care option with WRHA Home Care. Cam was privileged to have many caregivers who assisted him and became friends and family to him. Cam and his family are truly grateful as this allowed him to live as independently as possible.
Cam was heavily involved in the Manitoba Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, establishing the first Bud, Spud and Steak fundraiser which became an annual event. He taught sessions on "Living with a Ventilator" to potential caregivers at the Independent Living Resource Centre. Cameron played in the Manitoba Power Wheelchair Hockey League for many years. He attended the National Tournaments in Toronto and London as a member of the Manitoba Team, receiving an award at the 2019 Tournament in Toronto. Throughout his hockey career he made many lifelong contacts which brought much enjoyment into his life.
Cam loved to travel and for him the best part was the warm weather. He travelled all across Canada and throughout the USA, had a couple of Caribbean cruises with his parents and siblings and spent time in Florida. He liked listening to music, including anything popular or catchy, old, or new. He loved board games and playing cards and usually beat everyone!! Cam had a strong presence in the online gaming world, spending many hours playing with friends he met near and far.
Blessed to be a Christian man, Cameron gave himself to the Lord and was baptized by faith at the First Baptist Church in Dauphin at age 17. He attended a number of churches in Winnipeg making many close connections. We take comfort in knowing that Cam is now truly "walking" with the Lord!!
But his greatest joy and the thing that made him the most proud, was when he became an uncle for the first time and he was so looking forward to being Uncle Cam again.
Cameron will be so missed by his family, uncles, aunts, cousins and all those who knew him.

Cameron once said:
He lived his way.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Manitoba Power Wheelchair Hockey League or The Children's Wish Foundation.
A Celebration of Cameron's Life will be held on Friday, January 6, at 11:00 a.m., at Rowandale Baptist Church in Winnipeg, MB.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 2022

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Dear Maureen, Earl and family. My heart breaks for you all with your loss of Cameron. I still remember when he was born and all the challenges you had trying to get a diagnosis. While I’m greatly sorry we lost touch over the years, in reading your tribute to his life, I can certainly see what a force he became in his life. I see that he made up for any deficits with guts and determination and just those traits made him loved and respected. I’m sure his shear will to go on inspired all who met him. God Bless you all. ❤️🙏🙏 Bev and Trevor Jarvis - Posted by: Bev Jarvis (Friend) on: Jan 06, 2023

  • Cam was an individual that lived life to the absolute fullest. In my 15 years knowing Cam from seeing him whip down the hallways of Ten Ten Sinclair to scoring goals while playing powerchair floor hockey, it was hard to slow Cam down. Cam's faith and beliefs were always strong and led him to have many discussions with others about these matters over the years. Cam was wise beyond his years and will be missed by his loving, caring family and friends for all the passion and entertainment he provided to their lives. Love and respect to Earl, Maureen, Meaghan and Kyle as well as numerous aunts and uncles for all the love they shared with Cam over the years. Cam will be missed but never forgotten. - Posted by: Howard Ruben (Staff member 2005-2020) on: Jan 06, 2023

  • Earl, Maureen and family, so sorry to hear of Cameron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Jim and Sherry Filipchuk (Friends of family) on: Jan 04, 2023

  • So very sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Our thoughts are with you Maureen and Earl. Rest In Peace Cam. - Posted by: Barb & Darryl Mackenzie (Friend of Maureen and Earl’s) on: Jan 04, 2023

  • Maureen, Earl and family, so sorry to hear of your loss of Cameron. - Posted by: Sid and Cathy Hemminger (Friends) on: Jan 04, 2023

  • So sorry to hear of Cam's passing. Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Carolyn Coulson-Clark (Family acquaintance and former neighbour) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • So sorry to Cameron's family for their loss. - Posted by: Joyce Barker (Co-worker to Cameron's Dad) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • To the Slimmons family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care. My sincere condolences, May Kong (Eng) - Posted by: May Kong (Eng) (50 year Shoal Lake Classmate with Earl) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • My biggest memories of Cameron is when he would be zipping down the street and his mom running after him saying it was dinner and he would go faster! Loved seeing him boot down the street! Our street was full of life with him on it. Am heartbroken to hear he has passed. He is resting in the bosom of Jesus. We will see Cameron again. My deepest sympathy to Cameron's mom and dad, siblings and all those that loved him. - Posted by: Tara Aitken (Friend of Family) on: Jan 02, 2023

  • Our sincere condolences to all of Cam's family. - Posted by: Rae and Elizabeth Csversko (Friends from Dauphin) on: Jan 02, 2023

  • To Cameron’s family My sincere condolences…Cameron was an amazing young man with an amazing family. - Posted by: Jane Delange (Former teacher) on: Jan 01, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Cameron’s family. I was a neighbour across from his condo for about four years. My admiration for his courage and tenacity is immense. Seeing his happiness and smile was always a gift. After leaving my residence I would sometimes see him at my work location (HSC). Speedy efficient and determined are words that come to mind as I saw him making his way comfortably around … blessings and comfort may his memory be to all especially his family. What comes to mind is “greater love hath no man than He who lay down His life for us.” He serves as an inspiration to those of us he touched, even if only for a short time. - Posted by: Irene Smolik (Former neighbour) on: Dec 31, 2022

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