June 10, 1978 – February 2, 2015
at the age of 36 years
A gathering to remember Tashanna will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Elk’s Hall, 3690 3oth Street, NE
~ goodbye Chaos Faerie ~
Bert and Debra are heart broken to announce the sudden passing of our beloved daughter Tashanna Marie Ducharme on Feb 2 in Vancouver. She was born June 10, 1978 in Ft Nelson. She was a loving sister to Jared, Danielle and Dagan (Mercedes), and a fun-loving Aunty to Tabitha and Noah.
Tashanna is survived by a large loving family including maternal Grandparents, Jim and Elly Read of Vernon, 19 Aunts and Uncles, hundreds of cousins and many, many friends.
Tashanna was a talented artist with a kind and generous sprit. Her paintings and costumes brought life to many events. She was “mother earth” leading the save the rivers and painted all those stick salmon still seen regularly across Vancouver. Her many costumes and artistic creations will be treasured.
Tashanna led an adventurous life -Never a dull moment – She loved to travel and had seen many parts of the world. Born in a small town she had a big city heart. She was active in multiple causes and rallies in the lower mainland of B.C. specifically those relating to the environment, First Nations, and the social determinants of health. She was an advocate to her core.
We will be remembering Tashanna on Thursday February 12th, 2:00 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Salmon Arm. It will be a casual, colorful affair. Please come and remember Tashanna, and say good goodbye to our unique, wonderful and cherished CHAOS FAERIE.
In lieu of flowers you may wish to donate to: The Kettle Society of Vancouver, In memory of Tashanna Ducharme, Donation directed to the Art Fund, www.thekettle.ca
Tashanna was my friend for many years. I think of her often. I wish I could have been there for her more, and knowing what I know now of her passing…I regret the fact we lost touch. I wish I could have been there to help somehow, some way.
I hold a special place for her with me and I have a picture of her I look at every single day. She was an amazing, talented once in a lifetime person I had the pleasure of crossing paths with …she was a diamond among the rocks, truly.
Much love to the Ducharme family I’m sorry for your loss, and pretty much the world’s loss on this bright star named Tashanna. I was blessed to know you, my girl. You will never be forgotten.
I still miss her now and think of her often… I think she would be proud of me because knowing her, even for the short time I did, brought me out of my shell enough to go out and save some lives. She saw me as one of her special treasures that she held close to her ❤️ and she was so unique, so loving, so that I just had to be something very special too.
I’m so sorry I never knew until now. My heartfelt condolences to her family. I will never forget her!
my thoughts are with your family at this sad time,so very sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. She was a wonderful friend and a truly unique light in the world. Missing her presence in the world terribly.
It is with deepest sadness I send this heartfelt note to you, Burt and Debra Ducharme. There are no words that can heal the loss of a daughter. In hopes that it will comfort you in the days ahead, know your memories of her are the gift to heal your hearts.
In Sympathy, Jennifer Price
Dear Debra and Family
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please accept my sincerest condolences for you all.
So sorry for your loss.
Dear Ducharme Family,
Our hearts go out to you. We are thinking of you With love.
Todd & Meghan Smith
Dear Ducharme Family. We are saddened by the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please know we are thinking of all of you with sympathy.
Ron and Marg Hagardt and Family.
Dear Deb and family, I am very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your daughter, Hugs, strength and love. Sincerely, Linda Nixon. Revelstoke.
Deb & Bert…..Our Sincere Condlences of the Loss of your Loving Daughter Tashanna..Our Thoughts are with You Both and Your Family… Brian & Barb Goodmanson
Dear Bert, Deb, and family….our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely and with love, Shirley-Ann and Burt