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FAORO, Trevor “Cookie” Walter

FAORO, Trevor “Cookie” Walter

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; and he loved his "mama" for this.

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.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 16, 2019
    Susan and Oscar,
    For all of us adoptive parents who have children with ongoing problems, the loss of your handsome son Trevor, truly reflects "our biggest fear" - losing our children too young - due to their suggestibility and vulnerability of perceived friends who are not good role models. The love that you have for your Trevor will never waver.
    Warm hugs,
    Rob and Pat
  • Dec 24, 2018
    Susan and Oscar, we are so sorry to hear about Trevor and we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this most difficult time, Sonia and Norm Holm
  • Dec 23, 2018
    The loss of Trevor is truly heartbreaking.
    I hope the good memories of him will help you in this difficult time.
    Hugs my friends.
    Yolande Peske
  • Dec 23, 2018
    So sorry to hear about this, I grew up with Trevor and he was nothing but such a bright energetic, loving person sadness me to be writing this. For ever in our hearts Trevor. <3
  • Dec 22, 2018
    Dear Oscar and family,
    It saddens me to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Ron McDougall
  • Dec 21, 2018
    Oscar and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Trevor is at peace. Brendan
  • Dec 21, 2018
    My Son was a friend of Trevor's and had him over to our house a few times. I always found him to be a friendly polite young man. My heart goes out to you. Such a tragedy.
    Sue Parsons
  • Dec 21, 2018
    Oscar, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss.
    From our conversation about adopted families a few weeks back, please remember you and Susan provided Trevor with a much greater life than he would have ever had.
    Rick Montgomery
  • Dec 21, 2018
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know Cookie, but (especially as a parent to a young son), this brings a tear to my eyes. Deepest condolences.
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Tre will be sadly missed.... I had met your son only a handful of times but everytime I chatted with him he was full of energy. He was positive with a passion for making everyone else feel good about themselves... I know one of his good buddies and when he heard the news it devastated him. Your right, there is an epidemic of sorts going on these days in our smallish community. I'm not sure how many more deaths will take place just to see some change or police stepping up and dealing with these issues. But your son will always be remebered as a soul with a zest for life.
    My deepest condolences...
    - Jon
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Oscar and Susan
    We are so terribly sorry to hear of your son's passing. Knowing both of you, he must have been a very special person. Our sincere condolences.
    Ray and Diane Loseth.
  • Dec 20, 2018
    My deepest condolences to you Oscar and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Darren McClelland
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Dear Susan, Oscar and family, We have sent you a message via email but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you across the miles at this very sorrowful time. May Trevor find peace now and you and your family find the comfort you so deserve. Sending our love and deepest sympathy... Val, Blago, Ilija, BJ and Julia
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful goodbye of your son.
    My hope is that those lucky enough to read this will feel the
    compassion & love you have shared with all of us.
    My wish is that it will be a learning tool for others experiencing similar circumstances.
    Sending hugs, April White
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Thank you for this beautiful write-up. With a son out there we are in the same boat. Your very well written message rings out loud and clear for others in our difficult to understand situation. It's hell waiting for that fateful knock on our door that we fear every second of our lives. You gave us hope and solace. I'm so sorry it came with a heavy price tag. We send our love and comfort to you.
    Thanks again,
    Larry & Kim
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Oscar and family,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved son and brother. Having lost a brother to addiction, I understand your pain. Cling tightly to each other during these difficult times.
    Jo-Anne Grove
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Dear Susan (and family):
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a lovely tribute you have written for your son. Sending love.
    Linda Povarchook (olive & elle)
  • Dec 20, 2018
    I did not know your son, but your beautiful tribute brought tears to my eyes. Through your pain and sorrow, you have still reached out and your words have touched many hearts, I am sure.
    The loss you are suffering is far too common and as you said, needless. Our youth are being taken away from us far to young.
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most tragic time, and in the days ahead.
    May you find rest and strength in the arms of God and in the love and support of those closest to you.
  • Dec 19, 2018
    Dear Susan, Oscar & Walter, our heartfelt condolences are expressed to you all. There is no deeper pain than losing a child. Trevor was blessed to have such a wonderful caring, loving family that loved & supported him unconditionally. May he have found peace in his new life & may you find peace in your wonderful memories of him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Love & God Bless
    Patti & Sam DiMaria
  • Dec 19, 2018
    Susan, Oscar and Family.
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of you beautiful son. My heart is breaking for you but how wonderful that you were able to share such love with him. All of you are such a powerful example of the strength of family, Keeping you in our Prayers.
    Judith and Michael Mercer
  • Dec 19, 2018
    I don't know you or your son, but reading your tribute to Trevor is so heart felt and open and I feel for you. Prayers.
    Vickie Barron
  • Dec 19, 2018
    Susan, Oscar, and Walter,
    We were so very sorry to learn that once again you have to struggle with the pain of a loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Charles and Anne Colk
  • Dec 19, 2018
    Oscar and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your son and brother.
    Barry Evans
  • Dec 19, 2018
    This write up is so well written and speaks for everyone who has lost someone through the harsh reality of depression and pain - it is peaking through their most tragic pain a parent could face. They bravely spoke the truth while still conveying their son was bright and a good human being. He struggled and still tried to give his best, he was much loved and not abandoned, just one of those tragedies where nothing in the world could of helped more. He had the love of his family and never giving up on him and was always there for him. Most families and parents really try hard to understand without harsh judgement, but in the end they can only be assured they did the best they can and still God called one of his angels back. This message really will sail through all the parent's and sibling's minds and hopefully it helps them to understand its okay if path to life went astray ,what will be will be. Thanks for sharing this very open emotional pain and understanding that maybe by this you have helped many others in the same situation.
    Keep reaching out -never give up hope.