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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Apr. 1, 2022 3 months ago

Friends, family, athletes celebrate life of Windermere coach Colin Lawless

Mr. Lawless died unexpectedly March 28, 2022. He was 31.
by: Andrea Mujica Staff Writer

Windermere High School's boys lacrosse team, along with family and friends, celebrated the life of assistant coach Colin Lawless Friday, April 8, at Real Life Church in Clermont. Pastor Gospel Igwe delivered a message, and Darren Fixler and John Lawless spoke.

Mr. Lawless died unexpectedly March 28, 2022. He was 31.

A second celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 16.

Those who would like to honor coach Lawless are welcome to donate to, a non-profit organization that works with local communities in Malaysia and Kenya to promote leadership and empowerment through lacrosse on a youth level. 

The Wolverines have dedicated the rest of their season to Mr. Lawless. 

Mr. Lawless is survived by his wife, Caitlyn; parents, John and Tara; brothers, Jack and Gavin; grandparents, Robert and Dewonia, and Yvonne; uncles and aunts, Michael and Claudia, and Beth; cousins, Jackson, and Bridget and Johnathan, and their coming-soon baby girl, Ryan, and Flavia; and fur babies, Eddie and Oscar.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24/7 year-round. The number is 800-273-8255.


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Andrea Mujica is a staff writer for the West Orange Times & Observer, the Southwest Orange Observer and She covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida....

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