Avis Nadine Hunt Tamminen was to everyone exactly what they needed, which meant something different to each person. She was born in Calgary, a daughter to caring parents, Jean and Lorin Levar Hunt, and a sister to her loving siblings, Cecil and Ingrid. She quickly gathered an army of friends and family that adored her and will miss her dearly. Anyone who met Avis was affected by her selfless and positive attitude. Through her incredible, unique personality, she touched many lives, especially those of her husband of 25 years, George Tamminen, and their three young adult daughters, Sierra, Shenelle, and Vienna.
Avis passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the age of 59 years. She was predeceased by her father Lorin; her sister Ingrid McCormick; and her uncles Archie and Clifford Graham. She is survived by her loving husband, George; their daughters, Sierra, Shenelle and Vienna; her mother, Jean at 99 years of age; her brother, Cecil Hunt and his wife, Twyla; her brother-in-law, Derrick McCormick; her step-daughters, Janice and Laurie Tamminen; her nieces and nephews, Sherry, C.J., Kai, Eli, Rachel, Willow, Kaleb, Gabriel; and many other loving friends and family.
A visitation will be held on Friday January 8, 2016 from 7-9pm at Pierson’s Funeral Home, 4121 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, for all who wish to attend. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Willow Park Chapel, 940 Acadia Dr. SE Calgary, AB with a family viewing from 9:30-11:00am. Burial will be at the Leavitt Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.
Avis is greatly missed.