Todd Kevin Warawa
October 25, 1952 – July 4, 2011
On July 4, 2011, Todd Warawa, at the young age of 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Mayne Island,B.C. In his passing, our planet earth has lost one of its most unique and wonderful characters.
Todd was born and raised in Edmonton,Alberta,with 3 brothers. He went from high school to NAIT, graduating in Computer Electronics.He held a wide variety of interesting jobs in his earlier years and then settled into a career in computer technology.
He loved to travel and had been to Europe, South America, Mexico, California,Central America, including several trips to Belize,as well as spending many years mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing and hiking in the mountains of Alberta/B.C. He was an avid cyclist, runner, kayaker and loved fishing.
Todd was a talented stone carver and his sculptures were on display in a gallery in Kelowna at one point. Smart, and a lover of science fiction, he also loved to laugh: the antics of the 3 stooges never failed to crack him up with laughter.He was an avid music lover and could always impress with his knowledge of musicians and their songs.
Todd moved from Edmonton to Vernon B.C., where he lived for 5 years, before moving to Mayne Island in 2002, where he built a cozy house.
Todd is predeceased by his brother Ron Warawa (1966) and father Fred Warawa (1995). Missing this wonderful man and left to mourn his passing are his common-law spouse of 20 years, Carol Alexander (Mayne Island) his beloved son Joel Warawa (Briane, Edmonton) brothers Glenn Warawa (Edmonton/Belize), Mike Warawa (Kamloops/Belize), mother Eleanor Warawa (Edmonton), aunt June Mitchell (Vernon, B.C.), all of Carols immediate and extended family, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends/clients.
Todd would want those of us who knew him to live our lives to the fullest, with laughter, gratitude for each day and respect for each others uniqueness on this planet we all call home.
His wee dog Griz will forever be looking for Todd to come home.
Cremation arrangements by Sequoia Gardens( McCalls) in Victoria B.C.. No formal service at Todds request.The family have had a private celebration to honour Todd. Memorials to a charity of your choice or to Camp Maskepetoon on Pigeon Lake Alberta (Mailing address: Camp Maskepetoon c/o Andrea Floyd 7907 – 3rd Avenue, S.W., Edmonton, Alberta T6X 1K6. (1-780-758-6915).