TAMARA MYRA CROSS CHILD “IKINNAWAHKA” (SILENT WALKER)Posted: April 27th, 2022
November 24th,1975- April 24th, 2022
It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Tamara, who was surrounded by her children and family on April 24th, 2022, in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Tamara was born to Ross Cross Child and the late Joanne Cross Child (nee Weasel Moccasin). Left to mourn are her children, Nolan, Tyra (Dennis), and Kaylei (Joshua); dad; siblings, Mike Cross Child and Tarrant (Celeste) Cross Child; nieces and nephews, Dion, Austin (Jacie), Lainee, Jaxin, Jaira, Kinley, Jayvin, and Jarrett; two great nephews; and one great niece; paternal aunts and uncles, Nora Cross Child, Adeline Sweetgrass, William Jr. (Justine) Cross Child, Ted Cross Child, Nadine (Ken) Weiss; maternal aunts and uncles, Greta (Raymond) Many Bears, Andrew Weasel Moccasin Sr., Wilford Blood, Stewart (Marion) Weasel Moccasin;
extended family, Wings, Tail Feathers, Twiggs, Many Chief, Many Bears, Calf Robe, Eagle Tailfeathers, Bloods, Calliou, Bruised Heads, Shot Both Sides, Hind Bulls.
The family apologizes for anyone they have missed.
Tamara was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, and raised in Medicine Hat. She graduated from Medicine Hat High School in 1993. She was always full of joy, her presence was always known, and she was the light in every room. She was so strong and always kept going when things got hard, even until her last breath. She was the most caring person who put others before herself. She loved her children and was so proud of them. She had a great appreciation of different genres of music and cooking different styles of food, which she passed down to us. She was very giving, cared about other people, and put their needs in front of her own. She loved telling a good joke, hearing a good joke, but she loved snuggling Izzy.
Her greatest accomplishment was being a mother to her three beautiful children, Nolan, Tyra and Kaylei. Our mom was a fighter, she fought the good fight of faith. Her strength lives within us, our future children, so she will never die.
Tamara was predeceased by her mother, Joanne Cross Child (nee Weasel Moccasin) and sister, Baby Weasel Moccasin; as well as Grandparents, Dan and Ada Weasel Moccasin, Annie Many Bears and William Cross Child Sr.; maternal aunts and uncles, Martina Blood, Julianna Day Chief, Alva Weasel Moccasin, Cordell Weasel Moccasin, Daniel Weasel Moccasin and Eleanor Delaney; paternal aunts and uncles, Delphine Cross Child, Dominic Cross Child, Kathy Across The Mountain, Pat & Theresa Cross Child, Madeline Eagle Bear, Ray Cross Child, Earl Cross Child.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses from the Medicine Hat Hospital and the nurses from St. Joseph’s Hospice who all took very good care of our mother.
The Wake Service will be held at Grace Memorial from 5:00pm-11:00pm on Thursday April 28th, 2022; 1924 10 Ave NW, Medicine Hat.
A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Medicine Hat at 2pm on Friday, April 29th, 2022 – 7 Sierra Blvd SW, Medicine Hat, AB. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Donations in Tamara’s name may be made to SPCA by visiting www.medhatspca.ca. Condolences may be made at www.gracememorial.com. Arrangements are made by
Grace Memorial Affordable Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5