Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley - Aldergrove, Dies of Cancer
Langley, BC, June 20, 2019
The Ottawa and Langley offices of Mark Warawa, MP for Langley—Aldergrove, are deeply saddened to announce Mark’s passing early this morning after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He died peacefully with his loving wife by his side at Langley Hospice.
Mark announced his retirement from politics in January of 2019, before his diagnosis in April. He embraced this journey as he did most things—with an open heart and prayer.
On May 7, Mark found enough strength to deliver his farewell speech in the House of Commons, which was received with a standing ovation and many tears from his fellow MPs from every party. On May 21, Mark made his last public appearance, waving from his car and greeting well wishers in the Fort Langley May Day parade.
Mark began his public life as an Abbotsford City Councillor, serving for 14 years. He then moved to federal politics, winning the election as the Conservative candidate for the newly formed electoral district of Langley in June 2004. He was re-elected five times, the last time in October 2015, in the new electoral riding of Langley—Aldergrove.
Mark was a devoted husband to his wife of 46 years, Diane, and father to their five children: Jonathan, Ryan, Nathan, Eric and Kristin and grandparents to 10 grandchildren.
Messages of condolence can be sent:
- By mail to the constituency office at 104-4769 222nd St, Langley, BC, V2Z 3C1
- By email to email@example.com
A book of condolences is available for signing at the constituency office.
Details for Mark’s funeral service will be announced shortly.