WALKER, Tammy Deborah

It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to all, Tammy Walker. Just weeks ago Tammy received the dreadful news that she had terminal cancer, always a positive person she accepted the diagnosis with courage and chose to live her best life in the time remaining. Sadly, Tammy left us on the 22 of April, peacefully in Edson, Alberta with her adoring sister Pamela at her side. She departed ready for the next steps of the journey in her faith.

Tammy was given the gift of life on June 30th, 1962 in Halifax, to parents June (nee Delong) and Paul Gould (deceased 2014), she spent her days with her older brothers Chris and Stephen and younger sister Pamela. They traveled the eastern part of the country as a military family. Summers were always spent in Southwest NB, showered with love from her Grammy Mignon, aunts, uncles and all her cousins. In 1975 Tammy settled in to a new extended family in NB, where she welcomed her brother Bill and sister Colleen. She graduated from Sussex High and went on to marry there and have two sons that she adored, Travis and Matthew.

A true Maritimer, Tammy lived in all three provinces; NS, NB and PEI. Tammy, Travis and Matthew soon became their own small but loving family, they lived in Kensington PEI, where Tammy, a single mother, worked and went to school to accomplish her goal to become a dental assistant. It was the perfect career for a woman with Tammy’s smile, it was always the biggest and the brightest, and she shared it with everyone. Strong in her beliefs and without fear, she headed west to Alberta with her sons to start a new life. Tammy spent 15 years in Edmonton as a successful dental assistant and found many new friends and her partners in faith at the Vantage Point Community Church. Her very best role, a grandmother began with the arrival of Mystik, whom she cherished and she was further blessed to have Jazzmin, Brook, Amerylis, Rylan and Matthew Junior come into her life. Always ready for growth and a new challenge she took yet another daring step in her life and moved to Edson, Alberta. Tammy inspired us all with her sense of adventure, her love and dedication to her work and readiness to embrace another community where she easily turned colleagues into friends for her career to further her career where she made many new friends and worked with some wonderful colleagues.

The threads of love in the fabric of Tammy’s life were her faith, her family and her work. Her giving, her love and her hard work ethic inspired us all, she loved her family and her career and dedicated herself to her job, turning colleagues into friends and was a role model for all of us. The only thing that was bigger than Tammy’s beautiful smile, was her heart. We will miss her so.

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