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FAORO, Trevor “Cookie” Walter

January 18, 1992 — December 8, 2018

Cookie, our spirited, energetic and beautiful son from Costa Rica passed away tragically and needlessly this past week. Trevor’s death was senseless and the circumstance that led to his demise requires broader attention.

He’s survived by his grieving parents, Oscar and Susan, his brother Julian and sister Kaelyn. He leaves behind his grandfather Walter, close uncle Sal, aunts Bev and Barbel, Kelowna friends and extended family from across Canada, Germany and Italy.

The adversity and resulting pain Cookie suffered early in his life never left him and unfortunately, became more intense as he matured. His parents understood the deep-seated and complex issues he carried with him and provided unconditional love and every available path to ease his torment – but it wasn’t enough. Regrettably, Trevor sought other remedies to ease his troubles. Being young, wanting to fit in and still naïve, others with less than honorable intentions took advantage of his psyche, introduced him to superficial relief and he succumbed.

Though Trevor struggled in his early years, over the past 12 months he committed himself to completing a trades certification program at Okanagan College. He successfully passed his final exam and was able to obtain meaningful employment. A few years earlier, while living away from home, he persevered and worked through the courses he needed for his High School diploma. Trevor wholeheartedly wanted to improve himself and was determined to achieve his goals. He often spoke of wanting to be successful, supporting himself fully and to having a family of his own.

Trevor enjoyed travelling and learning. Over the years, together with his mom and dad he experienced many of Canada’s natural, historic and important sites. In Asia, he explored Beijing and Shanghai with his mom. In Europe, he journeyed to Germany, Italy and Greece with his dad. And in Africa, again with his dad, he rode camels by the great pyramids of Giza in Egypt and journeyed into the desert on dune buggies above the Red Sea.

He enjoyed playing sports, including basketball, soccer, football and golf. Trevor was passionate about the Raptors and had a chance to meet several team members before a game while in Toronto.

Trevor loved unexpected and frequent visits from his mom and the treats she brought to his home. He asked about the family and they shared stories and a glass of wine. Susan provided him much needed love, comfort and guidance.

In lieu of flowers, please take time and give loving guidance to family and friends in need. Additionally, as individuals in a caring community, take time to understand more clearly the broad and interwoven issues related to addiction. Try to find better ways to provide support to the most vulnerable and least capable.

We want all who knew Trevor to know that his parents, Susan and Oscar will always remember our “Cookie” as happy, smiling, silly and a little mischievous. We loved our son and we know he loved us!

A Celebration of Life for Trevor will be announced by his parents in early 2019.

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  • Paula Diakiw says:

    Susan and Oscar,
    Your beautiful tribute to your beloved son is just the very top layer of all that you have done for him. Sadly our family knows the years of gut wrenching concern that preceded his death. Know that you did more than anyone else could have, and that no doubt he know just how much he was loved. This is a surreal reality for many families and I strongly urge you to reach out to groups who can help you navigate through this minefield of feelings and memories. Please, have no regrets. You didn’t cause it, you couldn’t control it, and could never cure it. I wish you peace with that.

  • Thé SAMOISETTE Family says:

    We are so saddened by the news of Trevor’s death. Our hearts go out to everyone of your family and all of his friends. Truly he was a beautiful soul Who lost his life way to early. He will be missed by many. I thank God he was Adrian’s friend because we got to know and love him too. Our heartfelt condolences to you all.

  • Karl Eberle says:

    So sorry to hear about Trevor – my condolence

  • Clare McManus and Michael Griffin says:

    Our hearts go out to you and the family at this tragic loss. We know how much love and devotion you gave to Trevor and we are certain he knew your love. His life and death touch so many of us, especially in the community of people who share your story. Love to all.

  • Barry Sullivan says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  • Ruth MacLaurin says:

    We want to express our condolences to you and your family in regard to the sudden loss of your
    dear son Trevor. Our thoughts are with you during this heart-breaking time…..Trevor, a son well loved. With much love, Ruth MacLaurin and daughter Cara

  • Kathleen Ehn & Ali Jamal says:

    Our deepest of sympathies to you all. Such a tragic loss of a life with so much potential. Be comforted in the fact that his grandmother was there to welcome him. He is not alone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this most difficult of times.

  • cm says:

    I did not know Trevor but I was reading this and wanted to leave a few words to his family and friends. I hope that this bible text can provide you with a little bit of comfort and hope as you continue to cope during this difficult time. Take care. John 5:28,29-“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life…”

  • Marcello & Bonny Colucci says:

    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Trevor. Losing someone close to addiction ourselves, we understand how hard it is, if not impossible in some cases for some people to overcome. Take comfort in the fact that you both loved him unconditionally & did everything humanly possible to ease his suffering. You never gave up on him & he knew it & loved you for it. You have our deepest sympathies, & we are thinking about you & Trevor

  • Douglas Gossoo says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. While we did not know Trevor, your beautiful obituary makes us wish that we had. One can only imagine your grief, and pray that you will find comfort in the positive footprints he left “in the sand.”
    Doug and Terry Gossoo

  • brittany jarvis says:

    am wondering when and if your having a celebration of life for your son as i was a good friend of his and i havent heard anything. would just like to know. and would love to help plan and help out with it if needed. your son was well loved. im sorry for your loss.

  • Manuella Farnsworth says:

    I was so sorry to hear about your loss of Trevor, shocked and at a loss for words. Thinking of you both, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
    Hugs,
    Manuella

  • Val and Bob Anderson says:

    Oh dear – we just heard this news of Trevor’s tragic passing from a mutual friend (Rita Ireland). As you said – so senseless… these drugs are so scary now.
    We can’t imagine the pain you are enduring. I have fond memories of teaching Trevor in grade 6 at CHE.! Full of mischief, for sure! You were such wonderful parents and your 3 children were so lucky to grow up in such a loving and caring home. Bob and I send our sincerest condolences. May your many wonderful memories of your years with Trevor bring you comfort.

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