Corrie-Lynn Ferguson is organizing this fundraiser.
On December 2, 2020, the world lost a truly incredible soul; TARA MCCANN. Tara was one of a kind; an opportunist, a world traveler, a risk taker, and someone who was always up for a good time, no matter what it was. Tara loved to be surrounded by her friends and family and would always have plans set in motion for every weekend to ensure a good time could be had by all. Bonfires, poker nights, weekend trips, sports games, geocaching, golf, or simply having people over, were some of her favourite times.
Tara had an incredible zest for life and loved to travel any opportunity she had. Her trips were filled with meaningful adventures and excursions. Simply traveling to relax was not her idea of a vacation. She loved to embrace different cultures and explore what the world has to offer. Tara’s life may have only been a short 44 years, but she maximized every single minute in order to life it to the fullest.
Above all, and most importantly, Tara’s dream to become a Mom came true 3 years ago when her son was born. It was in that moment that her life was completely fulfilled. She wanted a son who would enjoy every sport just like she did and boy did she get that! He may be young, but he carries on her fun, eccentric, and sports-loving persona.
Tara leaves behind an army of friends and family. She met so many people along the way who instantly connected with her fun-loving, welcoming, personality. Her friends and her family were a big part of her life and she loved them all, especially the PPP and her family near and far.
Tara will be so deeply missed by her life partner their son. From the day their son was born, Tara would sing him the song, “three little birds” by Bob Marley. She always said that our family represented the “3 little birds” and that she always reminded us that “every little thing is gonna be alright”. We will always be the 3 little birds but 1 of those birds just happened to fly first. We will all fly into each other again, but will live knowing we have a guardian angel always flying above us.
Tara will be incredibly missed by her parents Perry (Pudge) and Jan. She loved both her parents tremendously and would often refer to her mom as her “rock” and she often leaned on her dad to help her with the practical things in life, or simply to joke with him.
Tara leaves behind her sister Erin and brother-in-law Andrew, her nephew Hudson, and niece Charlotte. To say Erin was her role model is an understatement. Tara always looked up to her little sister to seek guidance with life’s twists and turns. Tara and Erin were strong sisters and even became parents on the exact same day!
Furthermore, Tara leaves behind her grandmother Margaret who always gave her a good history lesson or a story of the family’s past. Aunts, uncles, and cousins will always remember Tara for being the first-born and for being “the glue” that held the family together. Tara’s step-sister Stacey (Tamie) will always remember Tara for her wit, sense of adventure, and yes, even her stubbornness.
Lastly, Tara leaves behind her in-laws who are forever thankful that she made them the aunts, uncles, and grandparents they are today.
Although Tara’s life took on an expected turn through illness, she never let it get her down. She always fiercely said, “Im a MCCANN, NOT a MCCANT!” and continued to smile and joke around even through this difficult time. For all those who knew and loved her, we will all carry on her legacy. GO CHARGERS!!!!!
A huge thank you for those who have shown support in various ways during this time. Your support, love, and time will never be forgotten!