In Celebration of

Tamara Polchies-Sanifas

July 25, 1975 -  October 5, 2018

Tamara Leigh Polchies (nee Sanifas) passed away on October 5th, 2018 at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. She was born July 25th, 1975 to Mary Elizabeth Coburn (Augustine) and Ronald Sanifas and is the beloved sister of Lee Thomas Sanifas.

She was raised on Eel Ground First Nation by her mother and grandmother during her early years and received her education in Eel Ground and Newcastle New Brunswick. Tamara graduated from RCS Netherwood Private School in Rothesay N.B in 1993. She studied at St. Thomas and McGill University before going on to work for several First Nations Organizations across the country which was her life’s passion to further the awareness and assistance of First Nation Women and Children. Tamara was a kind and gentle soul with a giving heart full of laughter and love for those who were fortunate enough to be in her light.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday October 20th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. followed by burial at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services. Donations in Tamara's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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Murray Bourne (former teacher, Rothesay Netherwood School)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Waterville, Maine, USA

Thank you for the joy you gave to so many, Tamara. May you rest peacefully and may we all rejoice in your memory.

Deby Harquail (Coworker)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Fredericton

I wish to express my condolence to the family. May you be comforted with knowing death is not the end but a doorway into eternity. God bless

Barbara Atwin (Friend)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Kingsclear First Nation

Going to miss our little chats and all your support , My good friend may you rest in peace until we see each other again. love you barb,

Ken & Mary Paul (Friend)

Entered October 11, 2018 from Eel Ground, NB

Rest in peace my friend.

Marrissa White (Friend)

Entered October 11, 2018

Tamara was a light of life to everyone she met. Her infectious energy is what made her Tamara. I will always cherish the time we spent together. She’ll always be DJ Tamm’in to me, and me, her rissy-roo. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life. Xoxoxo


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