OBITUARY

Tanya Layne Leib

December 14, 1964February 9, 2021

Tanya was a true free spirit in the purest sense of the word, and she left footprints on the hearts of everyone she met along her too-brief, beautiful, perfectly imperfect journey. She lived one thousand lives in her fifty-six years, and she will be profoundly missed by her loving family and endless number of friends, a list that was ever-growing with each new encounter. Tanya’s spirit was incredibly impactful, and her love for God was loud and undeniable. She was courageous until the end, the time at which she knew was exactly right to go home to her own perfect paradise with her Heavenly Father. She is undoubtedly dancing and smiling down on her daughters and grandbabies whom she loved fiercely. She has already sent beautiful messages to her girls to let them know how happy she is to be in her eternal home, and no longer in any pain. Her soul will be forever missed, but forever a part of her treasured daughters, Amber, Chaley, and Breanne (Alyssa), her beautiful grandchildren Annaka, Isak, and Nash, her loving parents Dianne and Garnet, brothers Brooks (Patrice), and Casey (Sonya), nephews Mathew, Josh, and Mason, and an endless list of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends she made along the way. Tanya’s passions were innumerable. She truly was a Jill of All Trades. Always ahead of her time, Tanya was boldly unafraid of diving into her endeavors, and she thrived on taking risks. Her entrepreneurial spirit gifted the Cathedral Community with her own vibrant, eclectic energy in the shape of a coffee and consignment store, and she held jobs in various fields that all complemented the infinite sparkling facets of her bright and uniquely-persevering soul. She was an exquisite and fearless gift to this world. There are not enough words to fully describe the deeply profound feelings of sorrow that her own little universe of those blessed to have known her heart are experiencing – Tanya truly is legendary. We have all lost our biggest fan, though we find a calming peace in knowing she is with the Lord in Heaven. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the doctors and nurses of 3A at Pasqua Hospital who helped our precious Tanya make the final steps of her journey home.

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Keely Wright

February 18, 2021

First and foremost my condolences to Tanya's family and gratitude for including me at her lovely service. I'm forever grateful to be someone who got to spend so much time and know Tanya as deeply as I did, and that I got to say my goodbyes. Forever in my heart and I will be missing you my soul sister 💔

Vanessa Briltz

February 18, 2021

Tanya was one of my first friends in the program. She was so welcoming and friendly. I was 17 and scared. She took me under her wing and literally made me a part of her family. I will forever be grateful for that. Fast forward 27 years. Tanya you will be missed by so many people. You leave your legacy with your beautiful daughters. May you fly high with the angels. And now you are free. I love you Tanya.

Steven Fuller

February 18, 2021

I remember working with Tanya and Dale on several painting projects. Tanya had no problem keeping up with the boys on the jobsite. There was never a dull moment while being a companion of Tanya, because she was an adventurous and lively woman!! A free spirit, a free thinker and yet very thoughtful and sensitive in the good way, she was very empathetic. Most importantly Tanya knew who her God was and she knew the name of the Savior. Though she suffered more than most, I believe she grew more and will be rewarded more than most!

Raymond Brandt

February 17, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss.

With sympathy,
Raymond Brandt

Pat Ferguson

February 16, 2021

To Garnet, Dianne and family. We were so very sorry to hear that Tanya passed away. Our sincere sympathy goes out to you. Take care. -Martin & Pat Ferguson

Bonnie Demery

February 16, 2021

Our deepest condolences Dianne and Garnet and family. Tanya is home in heaven with her precious Lord. We have been blessed to know her and her free spirit. May God's comfort and peace surround you all and may beautiful memories of her help you walk through this valley til you meet again.

Sandra Englund

February 15, 2021

I just heard about Tanya's passing and send my sincere condolences to all of her family and friends.

Tanya was a bright light in the world - a sparkly, shimmering disco light for the most part, but she was a also a soft, warm light when she met someone who needed that kind of love. I spent quite a bit of time doing coffee talks with Tanya and I do not remember her ever being unkind about anyone. She was beautiful, always "dolled up" and I always wanted hair like hers! Tanya was curious and had no problem getting straight to the point of whatever topic she wanted your input on; she shared her knowledge freely, without any reticence. Tanya was funny and so full of life and energy. So true that she "...lived a thousand lives..." She was an amazing woman!

I have only good memories of Tanya. I hope all her loved ones find deep comfort in their own millions of memories of laughter and love with Tanya, even in their deep grief.

freda eisler

February 14, 2021

Diane Garnet and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Heart breaking.
Freda Lila Skylar Karl Tara and Grant

Gordon Arnold

February 13, 2021

Tanya’s beautiful spirit will be missed. Condolences to family and friends.

Denise Bilinski

February 13, 2021

I’ve known Tanya for many years. I have always thought of her as a kind caring person. We used to go disco dancing. Had many good times. I saw her in the last few years at the Pasque hospital as for her and my husband were going through treatments for cancer. The last few times I saw her she was in the hospital as well as my husband. We had a few chats in the courtyard and she wanted to say a prayer for my husband Rob because she thought of him as her brother. Tanya wanted to see him so bad but couldn’t because of covid restrictions. I remember as she was walking away from me she was crying very hard and it broke my heart. I will always cherish the talks that we had and the good times we shared. Rest In Peace my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY