We mournfully announce the sudden loss of our beloved son and brother, Shawn Toyooka on Oct. 3, 2023. Shawn was only 35 years old when he went home to be with the Lord. Shawn born to Harry Toyooka and Anabel Alvarez, on Dec. 26, 1987 in Gilroy, CA. Shawn resided in Hollister, CA until he was 15 year old when his family relocated to Fillmore, CA.
Shawn attended and graduated from Fillmore High School and attended Ventura College.
Shawn’s biggest passion in life was music. An avid musician, he spent countless hours perfecting his ability. Shawn was a member of End Transmission and toured nationally with the band from 2009-2010. Shawn was a dynamic and talented musician with an unmatched passion for his hobby. When Shawn wasn’t playing the base, piano, or ukulele, he could be found running, hiking or boxing.
Shawn was passionate about his career as a physical therapist aide at Camarillo Healthcare Center, working for the company for thirteen years, with a recent promotion to Maintenance Director.
Shawn was an active member of New Life Oxnard, devoting his time and energy to the Life Recovery Program as the sound director and as a facilitator.
Everyone who knew Shawn knew how much he loved to run, take pictures, bake his famous peanut butter cupcakes, sing, play music and cheer for his favorite football team the Dallas Cowboys.
Shawn will always be remembered for his smile and the way he was passionate to help and serve others. We couldn’t have asked for a better son, brother, uncle, and friend. We’ll miss Shawn every day, his memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.
Shawn is survived by his father, Harry Toyooka, his mother Anabel Alvarez and is survived by his brother, Mike Toyooka, his sister in law, Delilah Toyooka and his four nieces whom he loved dearly, Destiny Toyooka, Kianna Toyooka, Aniya Toyooka, and Mia Toyooka. Along with his extended family Carol Toyooka (step Mother), Angel Aquino (step sister), Karra Aquino (step sister) and Ella Spencer (step sister).
As well as Arya (his cat) who had a very special place in his heart whom he cherished and loved.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 from 4-5pm with a memorial service to follow from 5-8pm at Perez Family Funeral Home located at 600 Central Ave. Fillmore, CA. A celebration of life will take place the following day at 9am on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at Family Christian Center Assemblies of God Church located at 703 Central Ave. Fillmore, CA. A burial will follow at Bardsdale cemetery with a catered reception following the burial at 2 pm at the Fillmore Active Adult Center located at 533 Santa Clara St. Fillmore, CA to celebrate Shawn’s life.