625 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P2
Phone: (604) 936-9987
Fax: (604) 936-6912
Email: info@burquitlamfuneralhome.ca
815 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C5
Phone: 604-936-9987
Fax: 604-468-2575


Tani Cawthra

Tani Cawthra

Saturday, November 22nd, 1958 Sunday, February 17th, 2019

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Obituary for Tani Cawthra

Tani Cawthra, 60 of Coquitlam passed away Sunday February 17th, 2019 peacefully with her loving husband Lyle by her side at Eagle Ridge Hospital.

Tani was born November 22nd, 1958 in Oshawa, Ontario to parents Marilyn and Frank Campbell. Tani graduated from John Oliver Secondary in 1976. Tani married Lyle in 1978, they spent the next 41 years together raising their 3 children and exploring everything that life offered to them. Tani worked at the Westin Bayshore Hotel until she decided to stay home and devote her time to her 3 children, later in life she worked at Purdy's Chocolates for several years.

Tani was predeceased by her father Frank Campbell and her Mother and Father in Law Ann and Gordon Cawthra. Tani will be lovingly remembered by her mother Marilyn, her husband Lyle Cawthra and her 3 children Candice (Matt), Amanda and Kevin. Her 3 grandchidren Tyler, Conner and Kaitlyn as well as 3 sister and brother in laws along with nieces and nephews.

Tani dedicated her life to raising her 3 children and will be remembered as a kind, caring and selfless mother. Tani enjoyed travelling with Lyle to their favorite place Hawaii as well as trips to Disney and many road trips to the Okanagan and beyond.

Tani will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Tani's family would like to thank all the staff at Eagle Ridge Hospital for their kind, caring support over the past few years.

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Shelley Brown (Glenwood)

A large, missing piece of Tani's life was her involvement as a Parents' Advisory Committee chairperson. School events were organized to the detail and Tani expertly delegated tasks to other enthusiastic parents. From head lice to hoedowns and the best sports days ever, I am happy to have spent days at school and days in the park with the Cawthra family. Taken too soon but wings earned over all her living years.
Comment | Posted at 04:30pm via Condolence

Lyle Cawthra

thank you shelley for your kind words
Posted at 12:12am

Joy Thibault

I was both sad and sorry to hear about the loss of Tani. She was the best person ever hired to help the stores at Purdy’s in the support position. She was always there to pick up the phone and knew all the answers. We all knew that we could count on her to assist us and the business. We loved her for it. She will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 03:04pm via Condolence

Terri-Lee Rayvals-Mele

A beautiful and very personal obituary. Thank you for sharing Tani with us so generously in this beautiful story. I am very sorry for your loss. Terri-Lee Rayvals-Mele
Comment | Posted at 01:45am via Condolence

Grace Dale

I’m so sorry for your loss. Tani had a rough time these past few years, but she never gave up. She was a real trooper, both at home and at work. I enjoyed working closely with her on several projects. Her dedication to her work and her family were admirable. Rest In Peace Tani.
Comment | Posted at 03:26pm via Condolence


I am sorry for your loss. May God’s promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope during this difficult time. John 5:28, 29
Comment | Posted at 12:53pm via Condolence

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