Mar 31, 1971 – June 18, 2012
Our beautiful Tami left us far too soon, after losing her two-year battle with leukemia. Tami was born March 31, 1971 to Elfie and Dennis Ringrose in Langley, BC. She grew up and went to school in Abbotsford.
As a young woman, Tami palled around with number of good friends and it was one of those friends, Rob Brown, who, in 1993, invited her to visit him in Baden Baden, Germany where he was stationed with the Canadian military. Tami stayed with Rob, working on the base as a civilian. When the base closed, they moved back to Canada and lived in Chatham NB and began a married life together. After their first son Cody was born, they decided to move back to the ‘Coast’ to be closer to their families. They settled in Campbell River and both worked in their family business, Allpen Diving. Rob and Tami had two more sons, Devan and Owen. Tami’s legacy and her greatest joy were her sons and her family. She was the one who remembered all the birthdays and special events in the family and always organized amazing parties for her boys. She loved photography, constantly taking pictures and making wonderful projects using another passion, her scrap booking. Tami was involved with Oyster River School PAC and the boys’ baseball organizations, always volunteering her time for fundraisers and various events.
Even after Tami’s health began to fail, her number one priority was always her children, fighting hard to make their lives as full and normal as possible.
Tami was predeceased by her dad Dennis, in 2004. She is survived by her sons, Cody, Devan and Owen, her husband and best friend Robert, her mom Elfie, brothers Kelly (Trisha) and Kevin (Joleen) Ringrose and brother-in law Jonathan (Laveena) Brown, mother-in-law Nancy (Bruce ) Colegrave, father-in-law Richard (Dawn ) Brown and her absolute joys, her nieces and nephews, Amie, Ryan, Dennis, Charie-Ann and Fraser. Tami’s love of life and her laughter will forever be held in the memories of all of us who loved her.
The family would like to thank to Dr. Shuel, Dr. Kind, the staff at CR Hospital, and a special thank you to the wonderful nurses in medical day care and all those who supported Tami these past two years.
At the family’s request, there will be no service but we invite everyone who knew and loved Tami to celebrate her life on Saturday, June 30, 1:00 – 4:OOpm at Jon & Laveena’s at 3995 York Road. Children are encouraged and welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may donate to Campbell River Autism Society.
Boyd’s Funeral Services