Tammy Leigh Rusin

June 22, 1967 - May 15, 2021
May 20, 2021 7 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, Tammy Leigh Rusin. Tammy passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2021 after a strong and courageous battle against cancer at the age of 53.

Tammy is survived by her father Ian Pandachuck (Cathy), her brother Rick Pandachuck (Janette), her sister Cheryll Schunter and her three beloved sons: Casey Rusin (Melanie Slipchuk), Joshua Rusin and Matthew Rusin. Countless family and friends will remember her fondly forever.

Family was number one to Tammy. She had an amazing way of bringing everyone together and staying connected. Tammy was a lifelong learner who enjoyed travelling and embarking on new adventures. She loved the outdoors and spending time in her garden with those she held dear to her heart. She was a humanitarian, generous and accepting of others. Most of all, Tammy’s greatest joy was her three sons. The next time we enjoy a glass of wine, try a new craft, go for a hike or play baseball we will think of Tammy, smile and laugh in memory of her. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Tammy’s Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

We ask that in lieu of flowers/gifts, please consider making a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute in memory of Tammy.

  1. As a friend of Matthew Rusin’s, I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of his mother, Tammy Leigh Rusin. I wish the family the best going forward.

  2. Melanie & Casey, I’m so very sorry to hear of your mother-in-law/mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you both, and your family, during this difficult time.

  3. Tammy was a woman of strength. Her love of her 3 sons was always front and centre in her life. Her vivacious laugh was contagious. I will not forget her.
    Sending love and strength to her family and friends in this time of sorrow.

  4. Melanie & Casey, So very sorry to hear of your mother-in-law/mom’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies and thoughts to you and your family, during this difficult time.

  5. Condolences to all of Tammy’s family. We worked together at RDH/RSS some time ago.

  6. I just heard of Tammy’s passing. Tammy and I worked together for a number of years, and I think it’s safe to say that anyone who met her could tell she had a fierce love for her family, a steel will and a soft heart underneath. She made our working lives better just because she was so good at “getting s–t done”, because she always kept her word, and because she could come out of nowhere with some dark humour to get us all through. She was a unique individual who will be missed.

  7. I can’t believe it’s been two years since Tammy’s passing. She was a great friend – my best friend through junior high and high school. We drifted apart, as school friends do, but became pretty close again during the last years of her life. She was fiercely proud of her boys and clearly they were the loves of her life! I have been thinking about her lots over these past two years – my deepest condolences to her family. I am sure she has left a hole in their lives as she has in mine.

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