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TAMSEN – Roxsane

(Born Brenda Susan Stewart-Burgoyne)
July 13, 1952 – February 14, 2010

Roxsane Tamsen of Calgary, our loving sister and aunt, passed away peacefully with her family and friends near, on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at the age of 57 years. She courageously battled cancer for six months.

Roxsane had a great sense of humour, a love of animals and a fondness for country music. She worked for the Calgary Airport Authority and was a member of the zany Red Hatters group. She was also a lifetime member of TOPS.

Roxsane is survived by her mother June Stewart-Burgoyne of Calgary; James Stewart-Burgoyne of Sudbury; Valerie (Bernie) Emond of Fernie, BC; Malcolm Stewart-Burgoyne of Medicine Hat, AB; Pauline (Randy) Ross and Veronica (Richard) Saretsky, all of Calgary; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and her special friend Raivo Sommer. She was predeceased by her father Joe. Roxsane will be sadly missed by all her friends and family.

A Celebration of Roxsane’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Roxsane’s family sends a heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 42B, for their care and kindness.

In living memory of Roxsane Tamsen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Elizabeth and Keith Munnoch :

    We are so sorry to hear of Roxsane’s passing. As our own daughter continues her struggle with cancer, we have some understanding of the sorrow and sense of loss you are faced with now. No matter how prepared and reconciled you think you are to the outcome, it still must come as a terrible blow.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  2. Carolyn Munnoch :

    What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all the family. Roxsane was an amazing person and I am truly privileged to have known her.

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  3. June and family:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, on the loss of your beloved daughter and sister.

    Love

    Sheila, Dawn and Teri-Lynn

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  4. Heartfelt condolences, Roxsane was a very special person. I will always remember Roxsane’s energy and smiles she shared with me when I worked at the CAA. Hugs, Ranjit

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  5. I want to offer my condolences to the whole family, especially those that I was friends with-Vicky & Rick, and Pauline & Randy. I feel terrible that I did not go to visit her since I heard of her illness 3 months ago.
    Leigh Frizzell

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thankyou for being a friend.

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  7. Patti Evaskevich :

    Rox was a good friend and my life was enriched for knowing her. Her caustic humor and wit afforded us much laughter and I will miss our coffee chats. For those of us who knew her well we knew that her rock hard exterior was only a cover for a heart of gold. May God speed you on your journey.

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  8. Gerry & Edna Houde :

    We offer our deepest condolences, to all members of Roxanne’s family. Our prayers are with you.
    Gerry & Edna

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  9. Patrick Allison :

    You will be missed. Rest in peace

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  10. Cattrina Allison :

    RIP Roxsane Tamsen…you will truly never be forgotten…but will surely be missed by those who knew & loved you…You fought a good fight & now your fight has ended. Another angel to watch over us. Condolences to all you family & friends. Especially June.

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  11. Sincere condolences for your great loss. Roxsane will always be remembered by those of us who worked with her at the airport.

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  12. jaylene scheible :

    My deepest condolences to Roxsane’s family and friends. I wish that there was someway that I could be there to tell you all this in person.
    You were a beautiful woman Roxsane, thank you for all the love you showed to my dad, Marvin Scheible and our family.

    Jaylene

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  13. I was shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of my friend Brenda (Roxsane). Brenda and I attended Lake of Two Mountains High School in Quebec and I was fortunate to again renew our friendship at the 2005 LTMHS Reunion after 35 years. It was evident that Brenda had never lost her caring, compassion and wonderful personality as she kept us laughing to tears with her antics and great sense of humour. You will be missed Brenda (Roxsane). My condolences to family and friends. Be in peace. The pain is gone from you and you are now a shining star at God’s side. Lynda Brand

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  14. I am sending my deepest condolences to Roxsane’s family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Roxsane was my best friend and I will truly miss our great visits and lengthy telephone conversations. I wish I were able to be there. I will remember all the fun times we shared and all the work she did with TOPS. Roxsane was a true friend.
    Pat

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  15. judy degrasse lee leslie :

    I am so sad to hear about Roxsane. I have just started to become computor literate and she was one of the first people I hoped to get in contact with. She and I were very good friends during our college years here in Vancouver at Langara. Roxsane also lived with Ron, our 2 kids Shawn and Kevin and I, for about 2 years. She entranced people with her good humour and love of life. I loved her and even though we lost contact with each other it felt good thinking she was there waiting for us to reconnect. I would really like to get one or 2 photos of her. Could someone please email any to me. Why do we wait so long to look for the people we care about. My thoughts are with you who loved her so recently. Judy (I am sorry to send so many of these , as I said I am new to this.)

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