August 21, 1979 ~ May 11, 2014
It is with heavy hearts we announce her sudden passing.
Tamara is survived and will be sadly missed by her partner in life Clinton Tasche, step-children Christopher and Tamara Tasche and furbabies JD, Bailey and Ally, her mother Cindy Matwyko & Darren Patterson (Campbell River), father Jeff Matwyko & Rose Kulvi of Courtenay. Sisters Brandi Sandberg (Courtenay), Stephanie Matwyko (Campbell River), Brittaney Matwyko (Courtenay), Montana Matwyko (Campbell River), and Haven Patterson. Brothers Jessie and Chase Patterson. Aunts Sheree & Howard Gray (Brandon MB) Tracy & Jack Bray (Brandon MB) Sharlene Richards (Brandon MB) and Terra & Todd Desender (Brandon MB) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by baby brother Shaun, and her uncles Randy and Wayne Richards.
Loved and sadly missed by her extended family Sandi Tasche & Barry Burgess, (Courtenay) Chris & Sharon Tasche (Winnipeg, MB) Bonnie Thornington & Paul Cochrane (Prince Rupert) and niece and nephew Alyssa (Courtenay) and Joshua (Vancouver) Thornington, Brenda & Mark Piec (Cold lake, AB). She will be missed by her grandmothers Ann Richards (Brandon MB), Judy Matwyko and Alice Hartshorne (Courtenay BC). Greg & Sheila Forbes (Courtenay) and Tricia & Dustin Williams (Campbell River) are among the many friends she leaves behind to mourn her loss including the many friends she made at Hannah House in Maple Ridge.
Tammy’s private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations to BCSPCA or Breast Cancer Foundation can be made in Tammy’s name.
As you release this blue butterfly in honour of me,
know that I’m with you and will always be.
Hold a hand, say a prayer, close your eyes and see me there.
Although you may feel torn apart,
please know that I’ll be forever in your heart.
Now fly away blue butterfly as high as you can go,
I’m right there with you closer than you know.