First Memorial Funeral Services

1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC


Tana Lee Holland

March 1, 1970June 1, 2013

HOLLAND: Tana Lee. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tana Lee, for 43 years she brought us love and happiness. She leaves to mourn her husband and best friend of 16 years Jason and her special children Marcello, Matteo and Linda, also her mother Linda Verna; sister Lia (Andy) Sambrielaz and her children Samantha, Danielle, Amanda, Giovanni and Matt; brother Carlo Verna; mother-in-law Colleen (Barry) Bryce; father-in-law Tom (Karen) Holland and their children Josh and Amie; sister-in-law Sherry Holland and her son Bryce and many aunts and cousins. Tana is predeceased by her father Marcello Verna and brother Emilio Verna. Tana selflessly devoted her life to everyone around her as a teacher, confidant, friend, mother and wife. She easily inspired everyone she touched and was a support system for countless people. She will be missed by many many people. Prayers will be recited from St Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Ave on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 7:00 PM followed by A Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 11:00 AM from St Pius X Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculata Regional High School ( Band Department), 1493 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3N8. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Tana Holland. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299



  • Prayers

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

  • Mass Of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 7, 2013


  • Interment


Tana Lee Holland

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stephanie Young

June 8, 2013

Tana your smile has forever left a warm spot in my heart. My memories of you when we were young are like no other,we used to laugh until we cried, thank you for those moments. I will never forget your beautiful spirit and those most kind eyes. I send this with a heavy heart, Linda,Carlo+Lia, Tanas husband and all those who loved her, I am so very sorry for your loss-know that there is BIG love all around you. Rest in peace beautiful Tana.XO

June 7, 2013

Thinking of you Lia, and all your family at this time.. So sorry to hear you have lost your sister..Marilyn, and I wish to convey our condolences.

June 6, 2013

I was shocked and deeply sadden to hear about my friend and colleague Tana. She was the the most amazing person I have ever had the privilege to know. She was a lot of times in pain and never let on to her students because all she wanted to do was teach them. She was strong, funny as heck, loving and such a beautiful person. She was a very genuine person and I feel special to have her call me her friend. I used to visit her in the hospital at times and she was always cheering me up! Tana I am full of sorrow , the world is less of a place with you not in it. Lucky heaven, you have a beautiful angel to take charge! Love and miss you!