Landry Rafa was born on Dec 16, 1978 in Oyen Alberta. He grew up on the family farm south of Acadia Valley. Landry went to school from kindergarten to grade 9 at Warren Peers School. He farmed with his brother, Curtis, and they were best friends and partners on the farm.
He enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting, and then years later he collected baseballs signed from famous baseball players, along with his signed Gordon Lightfoot memorabilia. Landry enjoyed having coffee with his Dad in the mornings, chatting about the weather, politics, and farming. We swear if he was not a farmer, he would have been a meteorologist, as he spent a lot of his time wandering around outside predicting the weather. He loved to write poems and had one published in a prominent poetry book. Landry was an avid photographer and loved taking photos of his beloved farmland and community. The old mansion, personal farmland, and St Peter and Paul’s Church down the road were personal favorites of his to photograph. He loved going over to his Gramma Rafa and Aunty Yvonne’s house to get one of her famous Polish prune buns.
Landry had a very quiet nature to him, unless incited, then he expressed himself very passionately about life and circumstances. He was very generous and kindhearted, which he must have inherited from his beloved Mom & Dad. Landry was somewhat set in his ways and anyone who disagreed about something, well... let’s just say you had better be quiet. He also had a deep appreciation for the songwriter and artist Gordon Lightfoot. Most times when Landry was enjoying his down time, he could be found comforting himself to Gordon’s music.
Landry had many struggles in his life and it concerned his family and friends for his wellbeing, as we did deeply care about him and wanted nothing but the best for him. Landry met Geri, his beloved partner, and they became parents to sweet little Naomi, who is now two years old. Landry loved his little girl so much. He will be watching over her in Heaven now. No doubt about it he is busy chatting with his dad, uncles, grandparents, and neighbors now. We will miss you Landry, you are forever in our hearts. We are thankful you are at peace, and your memory lives on in our hearts.
Landry is survived by his daughter Naomi, his partner Geralyn, mother Valerie Rafa, brother Curtis, sister Adrionne (Anish), Stephanie, nieces & nephews: Oscar, Clara, Abbigail, Grandmother Jean Dziuba, & numerous aunts & uncles & cousins
He was predeceased by his father Lloyd, grandparents Louis & Valerine Rafa & John Dziuba, his Aunts Paulene & Faye, his uncles Jerry, Tim & Bruce.
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