Monday, February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024


Dawn Tarrabain
October 4th 1970 – August 28th 2020

Our beautiful Dawn passed away peacefully on Aug 28 2020 after her 3+ year battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrings disease.

Survived by loving husband William Todd Tamboline, sons Nicholas Tarrabain and Jacob Tamboline, sisters Trish Marshall, Lorri Trautman, brothers James (passed), Dwayne Tarrabain, nephews Raen Jordan (Dwayne), Keegan Trautman (Lorri), niece Keira Trautman (Lorri), Stepsiblings Grant and Tina Tamboline and niece Abigail Tambolinen, Mushum and Kokum John and Alice Tourangeau. Mother Velma Tarrabain passed in 2016.
Dawn was born in Edmonton Alberta and moved to B.C. 20 years ago. Dawn worked as a front end supervisor cashier at Country Grocer, best known for keeping calm when it was busy, her quick wit, her genuine caring and loving for everyone, and most of all, for her most beautiful, radiant, contagious smile. Dawn kept this smile through out her fight with this horrible, unforgiving disease, never complaining and so brave.
Family always came first with Dawn, always thinking of others before herself. We all loved her so much and she will be sorely missed. Although Dawn’s time with us was too short, we are embracing and cherishing the time we did have with her. It may have been too short, but we love you infinity baby.

We would like to thank Dr. Reznick and all the Lady Minto staff for taking such great care of Dawn, keeping her calm, comfortable and most importantly loved. We can’t thank you enough. And to our own staff that helped take care of her at her home, Linda, Darlene, Meghan, Bonnie and Colleen. You all did an amazing job, we were so lucky to find you all. We love you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you’re all very special people and you meant a lot to Dawn.

Dawns family will be having a private memorial to spread Dawns ashes and celebrate her life at her favourite place, and where she wanted to be married, Vesuvius beach.


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