Tanis Jackie-Lyn Post

Tanis Jackie-Lyn Post passed away at the young age of 44 peaceful at home on Tuesday May 9 2017. She was surrounded by her entire family and fought right to the end. She is survived by her beloved and loyal husband Chris Post of 25 years. Her sister Michelle Bourque, niece Sarah Winterburn, nephews Parker, Kenton, and Jack Gardiner. Aunts Jackie & Brian Heathcote-Trite, Lynn Bourque, Kathy Bourque, Patricia Bourque, uncle’s Tim Bourque, Ted Bourque and our God daughter Danielle Bourque, her Grandmother Doris Wilson. Cousins Brad & Tamara Williamson their kids Rebecca and Curtis. Cousin Dave & Samantha Dupuis and their son Hunter. Cousin Sabrina Heathcote and son Damon. Step-dad Ron Edmonds. She was predeceased by her loving mother Sally Edmonds.

My family loved Tanis as her own. She will be deeply and greatly missed. My parents Wayne & Joyce Post, Sister Corry & Gerald Hruschak and their kids Kaitlynn, Jessica, and Wyatt. My brother Wayne & Jennifer Post, Curtis & Cindy Post their children Maddison and Josh. Tanis was loved by our whole families and will now look over us as our guardian angel.

Tanis fought for life, love, and the beauty of each day. Tanis survived massive strokes and seizures in April of 2011. She had a miracle recovery from major brain damage. She battled for two years to relearn almost everything. In January of 2016 Tanis was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal breast cancer. It had moved to her lungs and liver. She battled through the chemotherapy and we enjoyed an amazing summer with our season ticket Edmonton Eskimos and going to different festivals, and again travelling back to one of our favourite destinations Cuba in November and had the greatest time ever walking the endless white sand beaches with each other. In January of 2017 Tanis started getting bad headaches and when diagnosed, we received the worst news once again. The cancer had moved to her brain, and Tanis needed brain surgery to remove three large tumors in the back of her head. She survived two different major surgeries and healed up to enjoy a little more time. We even won a contest and went to the Garth Brooks concert and got to meet him and his wife Trisha Yearwood backstage in February. We also got to have a few mountain vacations that where very memorable. Tanis took her first gondola ride and enjoyed the view from the top of the mountain this past March.

Tanis’s final battle had come when the aggressive cancer had moved to her spine this past April, and the cancer had now paralyzed Tanis from the neck down. My wife fought with such beauty, dignity, and grace through the last six years. She died peacefully at her home with all family to say prayers, play her favourite music, and just tell her know we all love her. Tanis & I got to enjoy 25 wonderful years together. We lived a wonderful full life of love, laughter, and travel. We loved going to tropical beaches and just enjoy the long sun filled days. We danced with each other everyday with or without music, and made sure to kiss each other before going to bed each night. We shared a love that could fill two lifetimes!

Tanis’s beauty shone on earth and now she will shine even brighter in the night sky. We will be launching Tanis’s ashes into space on July 1 2017 and she will return back to the universe. She always wanted to become a star, and the star we chose for her will best describe our Tanis as this is the brightest star in the northern sky. Just as Tanis shined on earth. She will now shine bright each and everyday for all to admire in her beauty and glow.

The star name and location reveal will happen at her Celebration of Life service being planned for early June (more details to follow). With so many people wanting to share in the life of Tanis we require a large venue and we will give her the grandest of all celebrations!!!

Tanis, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity… I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the number days, and I’m grateful for that.

Our love story will continue…

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  1. Joleen Ludwig :

    Although I only met Tanis a handful of times over the past 20 years as a friend of her sister Michelle, she was always very pleasant to be around and had a big smile that warmed the room. I have followed her progress over the past 6 years and was amazed by her strength. May she now Rest In Peace after many years of battles. I can’t express enough my most sincere condolences to her friends and family so great big hugs to all of them. Xox

  2. Randy and Jennifer Brunet :

    Tanis will be missed greatly, she was a “one of a kind” lady and was the definition of true class. The world will sadly miss such a beautiful and amazing spirit. Our hearts and minds are with you and yours and Tanis’ families at this difficult time. We will honour her memory, and are here if you need anything at all. Love to you, pal.

  3. Hayley clarke :

    Tanis had a price of all of our hearts! I know for sure she lit up the room and the whole team hoped you two would chose their section whenever you visited us at ojs. We are here for whatever you need.

  4. Leah Rogers :

    Tanis was a spunky and beautiful woman. I am honored to have known her. She is in peace now and will always be remembered. The love you 2 shared is remarkable and never ending.
    Thank you for sharing your love story with the world.

  5. Your love and her strength are an inspiration to the world. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Darrian Kowalski :

    Tanis you are one of the strongest, kindest, and loving people I have ever know. You will be truly missed, and never forgotten. Our deepest condolences to Chris and the family. Thoughts and prayers and love

  7. Alanna White :

    My deepest sympathy to you Chris Post and family. I will always remember this wonder woman and your love story. May you all find peace as you look up into the skies to see that bright star shining down on you all. ❤️😇❤️

  8. Lou McGrandle :

    My heart goes out to you all. Tanis was a very special woman. Chris you gave her the best life anybody could wish for. Keep your memories close, her presence will help you heal God Bless.

  9. Donita couto :

    Sorry to hear if your loss … but inspired to hear your true love story .

    I went to jr. High with tanis such a beautiful person

  10. Michelle and Grant Losing :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!! God bless you all. 🙏🏼

  11. Penny Janes :

    So sorry for your loss

  12. Brenda & Conrad Casavant :

    our hearts go out to all of you . Condolences to the family

  13. Amanda Lerner :

    I am very sorry to hear what you both had to go through. My condolences to you and your families. May you find comfort in your memories, friends and family and knowing that Tanis is at peace now.

  14. Linda Blower :

    My condolences to you Chris and the family. Tanis fought a hard battle to stay on this earth as long as she could. She will live on in your hearts and in your souls. May her star shine ever bright in your lives. Til you meet again!

  15. So sad for all…our hearts are heavy. To Chris and Michelle…thank you for your loyalty. I’m sure Tanis is better now.

  16. Brenda Hansen :

    I’ve never met you or Tania but something tugged me to read your story. While it’s tragic that Tania had to endure this awful time, what a beautiful ice story you have! My sympathy at your loss is great and I wish you necessary healing for your loss. Amen

  17. So so sorry to hear of the passing of Tanis . My heart goes out to you and your family and friends . Always remember your journey 💜

  18. Cherie Laplante :

    Tanis was a beautiful soul and now she has been re-united with her Mother. She was a fighter and taught many people about unconditional love for life and others. RIP now sweet Tanis. You will not be forgotten here.

  19. Loni gantois :

    My little sweetheart your the love in my heart forever friends …

  20. Pat & Terry Gerber :

    You were an amazing woman! You will be deeply missed!

    I remember her always being a friendly face and she relaxed me every time I came to see Dr. Mah.
    Then I was surprised to learn at Cassie’s birthday that she was a relative of Terry’s. I was really excited to see her at my 65th birthday with Wayne & Joyce. I was also surprised to learn that my son knew her & Chris. It really is a small world!

    I will always look up into the sky and look for her star!
    WE LOVE YOU TANIS!

  21. Adeline Hupka :

    Our condolences God bless your Chris Tanis is at peace now our thoughts and prayers love hugs Peace be with you love Uncle John and Adeline

  22. Lesley Ann Eastwood-Cook :

    What loving and heartfelt tributes. I did not know Tanis, but obviously she was a beautiful lady inside and out, and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. To Chris, Curtis and Cindy…and all of Tanis’ family and friends I humbly offer my prayers of comfort.

  23. I have only met Tanis a couple of times thru Patricia Bourque and she was so happy and fun loving. I had a fabulous time in her company. I am so sad that cancer has taken another vibrant woman. I am so sorry for your loss and I wish you the very best adjusting to life without her. I am not a believer in God but I am in spirits and karma. They will take good care of her now. Wishing you the very best.

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