Christina Jody Tanner

December 7, 1977 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 43)


Christina Jody Tanner was born December 7, 1977 to Darleen Tanner and the Late Brian Tanner.


Christina was known by many near and far and the qualities of her character were often described as a ray of sunshine, a reliable smile that would brighten your day. She was a loyal and faithful friend, sister, and auntie.


Christina was born in Russell, Manitoba but just as her spirit loved to do, she travelled to many places like BC, Thompson, Russell, but she would eventually set up her permanent roots with her mom, dad, and grandparents in Gambler First Nation. Christina’s wish of having many siblings to play with and mentor to, came true as she was followed by Brian Jr, Tara, Nathan, Mackenzie, Dana and Brittany that filled her heart with so much joy. Not only did Christina love caring for, chasing, playing with, and disciplining when needed, she would soon come to realize they would become her very best friends.


Christina’s fondest memories were of quality family nights together; like Tanner family fun nights, supper and marbles at Kookum and Grandpas, BBQ’s and baseball at St. Madeleine, the two week long celebration of Christmas and New Year, and of course her oasis, her Canadian Florida, the Binscarth Park and Pool. 


She loved nothing more than her family, they were everything to her. She often said “I don’t need a man in my life, I have my five beautiful nieces and my handsome prince.” Dillynn Rose Marie Tanner-Swain, Lacey Ida Joy Laubmann - Tanner, Jayden Camry Olynyk, Maisy Avery Lysyshin, Eliza Alesha Helen Laubmann - Tanner and Joy Marie Free. She couldn’t get enough of her nieces and nephew and would express her heartache when going a few days without seeing or hearing from her babies, because that’s what they were to her, her babies. 


Christina dedicated 22 years to the Gambler First Nation health office, working multiple positions, helping anywhere and everywhere she could. One year, to have the children of Gambler go to the Yorkton fair, she shaved her head to raise money so that all the children could have another great memory with their families, friends and the community. She helped many without hesitation,  never expecting anything other than a smile and a thank you in return. 


Christina you were a selfless soul, who always put others before you. There is no heart like yours, and you will be dearly missed by so many.

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Prayer Service
April 16, 2021

7:00 PM
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel
114 Russell Street West
Russell, MB R0J 1W0

Funeral Service
April 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel
114 Russell Street West
Russell, MB R0J 1W0

Video is available for this event

Please note
Physical distancing guidelines will be followed. Due to Provincial Public Health Orders, a gathering of limited size will be held. A recording of this service will become available on this website.


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