Under the loving and compassionate care of her daughter, Breanna, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Tammy Lynn Dubord (nee Howells) succumbed to her five-month battle with small cell lung cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.
Born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Aug. 8, 1967 to Donna Marie (Mills) and George Alvin Howells, she lived there until 2001, when she and her family moved to Quebec.
Tammy married André Edward Dubord on Nov. 7, 1986 in Fort Frances. They had Breanna Pascale (Oct. 4, 1986) and Chantal Rose-Aline (March 31, 1991) in Fort Frances.
After moving to Quebec, both daughters found partners and started families. Tammy loved André and the girls, and shared her love with her grandchildren and sons-in-law.
Breanna, her partner, Richard Vachon, and their son, Ayden Stephane (Dec. 29, 2013), and Rich's children, Olivier and Karyan, along with Chantal, her partner, David Ringuet, and their children, Kéleb Deryk (May 1, 2010), Adyson Andrea (Jan. 18, 2012), and Hunter Vincent (July 11, 2013), and Tammy's stepson, Guillaume Dubord, will miss her deeply.
Tammy also will be greatly missed by her parents, Alvin and Donna, and her stepfather, Kelvin; and sister, Lisa Marie (Sept. 2, 1964) and Lisa's daughters, Erica Noelle and Bailley Alice.
Valerie Crowe, Lana (Wilson) Woodgate, Johnny Bruyere, Ann Marie (Kellar), and many other people from the Fort Frances area will have voids in their summers that won't be easily filled.
Quebec friends and family will find it difficult to see André without his constant companion and much-loved wife by his side.
Tammy's life was never real easy. She suffered broken bones in her wrist and ankle, she escaped total paralysis by having a bone graft in her neck that did leave her right side weak, and many financial struggles but bravely face them all with a little giggle and a beer.
Cremation has taken place.