Staff Sergeant Tamara Samson (nee McAfee)


It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Tamara.

She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and coworkers.

Tamara is predeceased by her parents J.Kenneth McAfee and Helen Bernice McAfee (nee McGill), brother Tim McAfee and sister Darlene Bailey

A service will be held at the North Pointe Community Church, 14025 167 Ave NW, Edmonton on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Interment will be at a later date at Pine Grove Cemetery in Middleton, Nova Scotia.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Fallen Four Memorial in Tamara’s name,
Mayerthorpe Fallen Four Memorial Society
Box 3700
Mayerthorpe, Alberta
T0E 1N0
(780) 786-4990

or to an animal rescue of one’s choice.

Location information

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North Pointe Community Church - Edmonton

14025 167 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6V 1J5

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Carla Wytrykush

One of the strongest memories of all my years playing rugby was Tamara running down the sideline with the ball, with literally 3 woman hanging off her trying to take her down. One woman was not even touching the ground, she was hanging and bouncing off Tamara’s back. Tamara ran like these three women were dust bunnies on her jersey. I don’t even think she broke a sweat. The strongest woman I’ve ever met, but also one of the most sweet and kind. She was a great teammate. I will carry her memory forever, and share the story of her great strength with my daughters.

Jeremy Trittuer

I am shocked and saddened by this news. Tamara and I worked together in Fort Mac. She was always so supportive of us, our dogs and the work we did. Rest well Tamara and my deepest sympathies to your family.

Crystal Heisler

RIP, Tamara. The comments on here confirm what our whole troop knew…you bring light and happiness wherever you were posted.


Tracy Shymoniak

Worked with Tamara in Fort McMurray. She treated us in transcription with respect and had an awesome personality! God bless your family and friends and Rest In Peace!

Beth McIntosh

I worked with Tamara in Fort McMurray and later as a fellow DARE Mentor in K Division. She epitomized what a police officer and good human being should be. She would be the first to roll up her sleeves and ask what she could do to help. She will be so missed from our RCMP family and as a wonderful friend. To her family, co workers and friends, my sincerest condolences.

Sean McKay

I learned a lot from Tamara when I first joined and always got caught up swapping stories about rugby and our love for the game. It was always nice having her around the detachment to pick her brain and experiences in policing. We caught up at HQ a few months back and I’m really glad we did. Condolences to her family and loved ones.

Julie Murphy

Rest easy my friend. You will forever be in the minds of those you have touched, and there are many.

Forever in our hearts. Our Guardian Angel.

Peter Jerchel

Farewell to a kind and wonderful lady .she was always positive and had a kind word for me . I will miss her . Condolences to her family .

Mary and Homer

We are shocked to hear of Tamara’s passing. Tamara was a very close friend of ours who spent many weekends with us in Fort McMurray. A beautiful person with a great heart and who showed much respect. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. May she Rest in Peace … God Bless!

Michael Proctor

Tamara had the ability to be both inviting and sincere. One of a kind. She will be missed.

Judy Collier

Enjoyed working with Tamara in Fort McMurray, loved her warm and friendly personality. Condolences to her family and friends. ♥

Lisa Fong McDonell

Deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. I knew Tamara in FM . She treated everyone with respect and fairness. Rest in peace.

Tammy Barrow

Rest In Peace my friend u will be missed thank u for all the great talks over the years , sending my condolences to all of her family

Lance Arneson

I will miss Tamara’s visits to Fort McMurray. She always brought her pal Hershey for a visit. She was such a great role model for young girls in the community. She will be sadly missed.

Jason Gallant

Rest in peace Tamara. My deepest sympathies to all her family and friends. I’ll always remember how well you treated me and took care of me when I was a rookie in Fort McMurray. God bless your kind soul.

Cheryl Houghton-Flamand

I have the fondest of memories of Tamara at West Kings High School. We played on a number of sports team together. Sending my condolences to her friends and family.

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