Terri Leigh Robertson was born on January 24th 1975 in Hay River, NWT to her loving parents Dale and Wendy Robertson. Terri is the oldest sibling of four, sisters Tammy and Janis and brother Jason. From the very beginning she loved being a big sister, she taught her sisters and brother everything she knew and everything they shouldn’t. Terri lived in Hay River until she was 14 years old where she grew up surrounded by Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties, numerous cousins and many friends. As a child Terri was very much into sports, she loved figure skating and was excellent at it and was a great baseball player where she played with many of her childhood friends. In 1990 Terri moved to Slave Lake Alberta with her family, when she turned 18 Terri began her work as a waitress at the Zoo and was amazing at her job. She made lasting friends and was known to many as the amazing waitress with the great bum. In 1993 Terri became an Auntie for the first time and was so proud, she was blessed with 7 more nieces and nephews throughout the years. She loved to babysit them all and teach them things she knew, always protective and loved them all dearly. Terri spent many years working alongside her Dad. He taught her the business of plumbing and heating and she perfected the art of soldering water lines which he was so proud of. Terri started her own pilot truck business in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and then became certified in oilfield safety and high angle rescue which she was so proud of. In March 2010 Terri met the love of her life Josh Tarnasky. Their love of music and the outdoors would have them attending many many concerts together, camping in their favorite places and travelling the world together to places such as San Francisco, Cuba and many other places. Their love of sports would see them to football games, baseball games and hockey games together. Terri loved spending time with Josh’s family and friends and found a remarkable everlasting friendship with his Dad, Ralph. Terri’s love of animals would bless her with many loving dogs over the years and she became known as the dog whisperer. Her and Josh were the proud parents of their fur babies, Rocky and Creed who loved Terri so much. Terri’s other true love was for family, immediate family, extended family and her loving friends. She was the most loyal, loving, caring and helpful person to all that she loved. She would spend hours talking on the phone to anyone that needed an ear. Loved spending time at her Mom and Dad’s house always leaving with half a plate of food. She cherished her lifelong friendship. If you ever needed her, she was there. It was truly a blessing to have been part of Terri’s life and those that had the privilege of being part of hers will forever be grateful and loved.
Terri is survived by her husband, Josh Tarnasky and family; parents, Dale and Wendy Robertson,; sisters, Tammy and Janis, brother, Jason and their families; as well as aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and best friends.
“Grief is the price you pay for love, and it’s worth it a million times over.”