Canadian MP Mark Warawa Passes Away At 69

Warawa had recently announced that he was battling pancreatic cancer.

Conservative MP Mark Warawa has passed away at the age of 69.

Warawa had announced a few months ago that he was battling pancreatic cancer. The cancer had spread to his lymph nodes, colon, and lungs.

The announcement of his death was made by his family on social media:

“Dear friends,

This is the final update on the life of Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley – Aldergrove.

Mark’s final statement to his constituents was, “It’s been an incredible honour to have served my community since being elected federally in 2004.”

Mark went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2019.

His family asks that messages of remembrance be forwarded onto the office:
By mail to #104 – 4769 222nd Street, Langley, BC, V2Z 3C1
By email to

A book of condolence is available for signing at the Member of Parliament’s office.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to:
Gideons International
Hope for Women
Langley Hospice Society
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Mark’s new address is in heaven, where he hopes to see you someday.

Mark’s favourite verse was John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Mark hopes that one day he will see you in heaven too.

The memorial service details will be communicated after they have been finalized.

God bless you dearly.

The family of MP Mark Warawa”

Canadians share condolences

Many of Warawa’s colleagues and those who knew him in the political world have shared their condolences:

“Our entire Conservative family is saddened to hear of the passing of Mark Warawa. Mark’s wife, Diane, his children, and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. Today, and every day, let us remember Mark’s words:

“I want to encourage each of you to love one another, to encourage each other, because God loves us. Pray for one another. Pray about what is really important. Help one another. Seek God’s will for you each day. Do what is right. Be honest.” 2/2″

“We have lost a special member of the Conservative family, Mark Warawa. His faith, devotion and kindness will never be forgotten.”

“Absolutely heartbroken to learn that my colleague Mark Warawa has died. Had an emotional visit w/ him when he came to deliver his final speech last month. He was a mensch to the very end. Sending my prayers to his family, friends and caucus mates. May his memory be a blessing.🙏

“Sad news that MP Mark Warawa has died of cancer today. His office says he passed away early this morning “after a brief but valiant battle with cancer.” Very sorry to hear it #RIP #cdnpoli

“I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the family and friends of MP Mark Warawa. I spoke with Mark many times over the years. He had a deep faith and a belief that people could be better. Go to the angels Mark.”

You can watch Warawa’s farewell speech in the House of Commons:

“Help one another. Seek God’s will for you each day. Do what is right. Be honest,” Mark Warawa told fellow MPs on May 7, 2019, in his farewell speech in the House.”

Spencer Fernando

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