Alva Eugene Warner died on July 6, 2020 AT 9:03PM surrounded by wife Doreen, children Colwyn, Adella , Lisle, David and dedicated caregivers.
After completing his primary education at the then Water Street Boys School he apprenticed in the Plumbing trade, worked in a retail clothing outlet followed by Garment Manufacturing while he continued his technical education privately. In 1979 he responded to a 6 months opportunity at Cable and Wireless and he (by God’s grace) turned it into 16 years of distinguished service as a communications technical specialist, eventually retiring after managing the transition and decommissioning of the regional satellite communications earth station.
In his teens Dad made a choice to start to walk with God and He led him through a varied but clear path in this life. The work of God in him was paramount and led him to and through fifty four years of marriage. Mum and dad faced life’s hurdles, joys and some regrets together. He was a peacemaker. We know of dad standing in for and standing up to folks with the same calm countenance and quick smile. He demonstrated a special joy in his response to his grandchildren even in his illness.
Since his passing many have commented of his influence – in kindness, in empathy, his humility, his generosity and good example. We thank you all who have expressed condolences and supported us during this time. May we all be an influence for good!
Alva started to be significantly impacted by the affects of dementia in the late 2000s and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a disease that saw the transformation of a bright, articulate, witty man into a shell of his former persona. Perhaps with the help of organizations like Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and our contributions, we can accelerate the research efforts and ultimately find a cure for this debilitating disease.
Alva is survived by one sister — Elsa Coppin in Ontario, Canada and one brother — Winston Warner in Texas, USA.