Warren Dunaway

Warren A. Dunaway, 1944 – 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Warren Dunaway, resident of Gold River for the past five years.  Warren succumbed to liver cancer on September 22 in Campbell River.

He is survived by his sister Carol; brother Blaine (Charmian); son Tom Toupitch and grandson Alex; daughter Deborah (Scott Smigiel); son Carl (Laurie) and granddaughter Ava; daughter Amy (Dieter) Voss, grandsons Joe and Nikolaas. He leaves behind his beloved cat, Autumn, and many, many wonderful friends. A talented, lifelong musician (drums and trumpet), Warren branched out into painting in recent years, and leaves us much beauty to remember him by.

The family thanks his caring and devoted neighbours and those whose lives touched on his in the Gold River community.  In particular, Barb and everyone at the Gold River Health Unit went above and beyond in supporting Warren. It is difficult being distanced from a loved one, especially when that person is struggling, and we were comforted by the support he received in his home town.  Our thanks, also, to the caring and efficient staff at Campbell River Hospital, who did all they could to make him comfortable in his final days.

A memorial site is up at www.warrendunaway.com, and there is also a guestbook at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home’s website.

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