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Steen, Tammy

(February 7th, 2023)

Tammy’s family is incredibly sad to announce her unexpected passing on February 7, 2023. Tammy was born in Hope, BC on January 3, 1960, to the late Allan Berry (Joy) and Norma Taylor. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 38 years, Don Steen. Tammy loved and was loved by her sister Dawn Lang (Rob) and was predeceased by her sister, Kim, and her brother, Scott. Tammy will always be loved and remembered by her daughters, Rainbow Berry, Amy Steen, and her niece, Crystal Soliven (Mike) who was raised by Tammy and Don. She was the loving grandmother of Linden, Ryder, Allan, and Lydian. She will always be treasured by the entire family.

Tammy’s vibrant spirit and positive energy will be missed and celebrated by all who knew her. Her kind nature, unwavering generosity, intelligence, witty humour, and ability to light up a room will be remembered always.

Horses were a lifelong passion for Tammy, and she was an incredibly talented and respected equestrian. Her thoughtful, kind approach to training horses and coaching riders was well-known and she made a significant, positive impact on the local equestrian community. Together, she and Don enjoyed raising, riding, and training horses for nearly 40 years.

When she wasn’t working with horses, Tammy enjoyed boating on Slocan Lake, baking delicious sourdough bread, and growing an amazing garden which resulted in an impressive amount of canning and provided plenty of food for the family.

After a successful silviculture career, Tammy attended Selkirk College and became a Registered Forest Technologist which enabled her to pursue her goal of working for the Ministry of Forests and firefighting. Tammy’s ambitiousness, dedication, and perseverance inspired everyone around her.

The family would like to thank the first responders, ambulance crew, staff at Nelson and Kelowna hospitals, and the staff at Hospice House Kelowna.

A memorial is planned for May 6, 2023, from 12-2pm at Don and Tammy’s home in Slocan. Donations may be given in Tammy’s memory to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Society or the BC Hospice & Palliative Care Association.


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