Kanak, Tammy Rose
August 21, 1964 - July 31, 2019
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, and sister after a very brief battle with cancer. Tammy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 30 years, Michael; her three children, Caleb, Sarah, and Rebecca; her mother Audrey Trulicz; her sisters Shawna (Terry) Hersikorn, Lisa (Dave) Reams, Kim Trulicz, and Amanda (Matthew) Trulicz-Lapointe and all their families; her in-laws Alex and Olga Kanak; siblings-in-law Allison (Kim) DeCorby, Sandy Cook (Tim Zeiler), Kim Kanak, and Lee Kanak and all their families; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her father, Joe Trulicz, and Michael’s mother, Laura, and step-mother, Serena. Tammy was born in Humboldt, and spent her early years in Leoville and Chitek Lake before the family moved to Saskatoon in 1972. She attended Cardinal Leger Elementary School and Evan Hardy Collegiate, then entered the U of S. Tammy met Michael in 1985 at a wedding in Archerwill (she sang; he was in the wedding party). They were married at Holy Family in 1989. Children completed their family, with Caleb arriving in 1995, Sarah in 1997, and Rebecca in 1999. Tammy’s deep faith was integral to her love of her family, and she was their greatest cheerleader, support, and prayer warrior. Tammy graduated from the College of Education in 1987. She retired this June, having taught in several elementary schools with GSCS for 30 years. Tammy had a great passion for music. She played piano and sang her entire life, much of it at Holy Family Parish. She loved the Lord and felt a particular calling to music ministry, singing with her sisters and sharing her talents at countless celebrations, weddings, and funerals. She is the voice of the Mourning Glory radio commercial. Tammy took great pride and delight in her family and their accomplishments. She always offered encouragement and had such faith in their successes. She loved to share stories about her children and nieces and nephews. She especially enjoyed any type of family gathering, and loved to cook and bake for others. “We are...perplexed, but not driven to despair” (2 Corinthians 4:8) and we are so happy she is free from pain and singing with the angels in Heaven. The Vigil of Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Both services will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road) with Fr. Marc Syrenne and Very Rev. Fr. Ephraim Mensah as celebrants. The Rite of Committal will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Paul’s and Royal University Hospitals for their incredible service and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society (101 - 440 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3). Arrangements in care of Aimé Laventure - Mourning Glory Funeral Services, (306) 978-5200.