October 13th 1952 – September 3rd 2015
A beloved father, friend and son, Mark Varrow died suddenly early September 3rd from heart failure. Adventurer, teacher, gardener and artist, Mark was a gentle and kind man, loved by many. His students in Kyuquot and the Comox Valley were enriched by his innovative methods; his zeal for adventure took him travelling to many countries, accompanied by his children and loved ones.
Mark is survived by his mother, Marjorie May Reeves, father Roy Varrow, sister Marsha Varrow, daughters Molly and Zoë Varrow, grandson Logan O’Brien, nephew Dylan Varrow, mother of his daughters Joanna Finch, and countless friends and relatives who mourn the unexpected departure of this soulful Englishman, who brought culture and grace to all his endeavours.
Mark’s family invites everyone to a Commemoration of Life to celebrate Mark on September 19 at D’Esterre House in Comox, starting at 3:00 pm. This will be followed by a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. Friends are invited to contribute with poems, photos, stories, songs and memorabilia to celebrate his life.