Monte Waronek

Obituary of Monte Lynne Waronek

Monte Waronek It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Monte Lynne Waronek on July 27, 2021. Monte was born on June 10, 1957, in Rockglen, SK to John and Laura Waronek, and was the oldest of 7 children. He spent his early years in Rockglen and on the family farm. Monte's family moved to Slave Lake, AB when he was in grade 10. There he had lots of friends, played school sports, enjoyed time on the ski hill and connected with his aunts, uncles and cousins. Monte and his family moved to Moose Jaw, SK the summer before he started grade 11. Monte had a passion for the road taking him into the family business - Lost Child Trucking. He travelled to many places in North America hauling livestock. Monte was a natural at handling the responsibilities of this job and could handle the livestock with skill and ease. He was well-liked and respected by customers and other drivers. He was continuously looking for ways to expand and improve the business. After the sale of Lost Child Trucking, Monte worked as a mechanic for Trimac in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. While in Saskatoon, Monte met the love of his life, Cindy Whyte, and they were married in 1985. They were blessed with three children, Jenn, Graham, and Jeff. In 1986 Monte and Cindy moved to Drayton Valley, AB, intending to stay there just a few years and then move back to the flat land. But once he settled into the community of Drayton Valley, it became home. Monte’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the road led him to buy his own truck and get back out on the highway. He continued with this until 1990, when he then decided to stay home with his family and work as an oilfield operator. In 1996, Monte’s passion for trucking resurfaced and he started Polaris Petroleum, an oilfield trucking company based in Drayton Valley. After the sale of Polaris in 2012, Monte decided to retire, buying a farm in Rockglen, SK. This allowed Monte to reconnect with his roots and spend time with his parents, brothers, nephews, and nieces. Retirement didn’t last too long before he started North Fork Oilfield Services and spent the next few years balancing farming and North Fork. Monte was truly a visionary. He thought outside the box and embraced challenges. He was so personable and could relate to people of all ages. He cared about everyone who worked with him and wanted to ensure everyone was treated with dignity and respect, earned a decent living and enjoyed their work environment. Monte always said he was only successful because of the community behind him and he was committed to paying back. This commitment combined with his love of hockey led him to step in and take over the Drayton Valley Thunder hockey team. Monte took on many different jobs, but he believed his true purpose in life was taking care of everyone in his family. He worked hard for them to have opportunities to learn, grow and succeed. He was so proud of each one of his children, Jenn, Graham and Jeffrey and loved them dearly. It was important to him to participate in their lives. You would always find him at all their activities. He was so excited about every addition to his family and adored his beautiful grandchildren: Mya, Foxanna and Ellie. Cindy was the love of Monte's life, and he was extremely proud of her generous spirit and accomplishments. Monte had an infectious laugh and humour was a big part of his personality. He was genuine, kind and truly cared about his family, friends, and the people he met. Monte lived a full and fulfilling life in 64 years but left us way too soon. He still had many big ideas to try and so many more miles to travel. Monte will forever be in the hearts of his loving family and friends. Monte is survived by his wife Cindy of 35 years, children Jenn, Graham (Tanisha) and Jeff (Julia), beautiful grandchildren Mya, Foxanna and Ellie. His parents John and Laura Waronek, siblings Leslie (Michael) Gorgichuk, Troy (Trina) Waronek, Lorrie Waronek, Nicole Waronek, Natasha Waronek (Scott), nieces and nephews Jonathan (Lindsay), Jenna, Krysta (Troy), Devan, Rebecca, Nick, Landen, Maddy, Brooke (Katlin), Jackie, Billy, Dalton and Laurali (Riley). He was predeceased by his sister Cindy Anne Howes.
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