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October 1, 1974 — July 8, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the very sudden passing of our beloved daughter, sister, wife and Auntie – Tanya Boysen. Tanya passed on July 8, 2021, at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) after 3 short days, from an undiagnosed brain tumor.

Tanya was born October 1, 1974 on a beautiful sunny day at KGH. She was raised and lived in Kelowna, attended Glenmore Elementary, and Graduated from KSS in 1992.

Tanya loved being outdoors and on the water. She loved puttering in the garden, a good hockey game and spending time with her beloved bulldogs Lola and Ruckus. She was a very loyal friend and fiercely protective of her loved ones. Her quick wit, sense of humor will always be remembered.

Over the past year, Tanya decided to re-educate herself and had returned to school to become a Medical Office Assistant. She found her passion in medical aesthetics and had recently started working at Dermapure.

Tanya will be greatly missed by her parents Richard and Ann Boysen; her husband Ryan Denslow; and her sisters Linda (Stephen) and Susan (Russ). She was beloved “Auntie T” to Alexandra, Samantha, Hannah, Charlie and Maegan. And, many more extended family members and friends will remember her always.

Tanyas wishes were to donate her organs and with this gift she was able to give five individuals a new lease on life. The family would like to thank the critical care unit at KGH for their kind and caring attention to Tanya while she was in their care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Tanya’s favorite charities: Paws it Forward Animal Rescue in Kelowna and Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

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Paws it Forward Animal Rescue in Kelowna and Raptor Rehabilitation Center Link: pawsitforward.org, www.sorco.org




  • Marie Therien says:

    Dear Ann and Richard,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter Tanya. May her warm smile live in your memory forever., and may her generosity keep her spirit alive through the lives that she has saved. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. A former Glenmore colleague, Marie Therien

  • Torben and Cairine Stade says:

    Dear Richard and Ann: We are so sad for you both on the loss of your beautiful daughter. I’m sure it’s been a terrible shock, it certainly was to us. We will be thinking of you. Cairine and Torben

  • Keith says:

    My deepest condolences to all that knew Tanya🙏❤️✌️ Tanya was someone you would never forget. She was so amazing in so many ways. She had a presence that would catch your attention as soon as she walked into the room with her energy beauty and charm. If you had the chance to meet her you would be one of the lucky ones as she brightened everyone’s life that she met. A beautiful Angel. I will remember your beautiful smart kind soul and cherish your memories forever until we all meet again in another life🙏🙏🙏

  • Peter Anderson says:

    I’m so saddened to hear about Tanya. I went to school with her, Glenmore and KSS, we shared many of the same friends and still do. I have many memories of her growing up. I still remember in about grade seven her towering over me proving how tall she was. I wasn’t all that tall just yet and she thought it was great to be taller than most of the boys. She was so so beautiful, my heart hurts for her family right now. I will pray for you. God bless you.

  • Peter Anderson says:

    Here is one more old photo with most of our grade 7 grad class in it.

  • Tim anderson says:

    Most sincere condolences ❤️ I knew Tanya from Glenmore elementary days all the way through high school.

  • Bob Burge says:

    Sad to hear the news of Tanya’s passing. While I did not know Tanya personally, clearly she was a remarkable person and touched many lives. Sorry for your loss. Bob Burge, Registrar, Okanagan College

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Cindy Meissner says:

    We were profoundly saddened to hear of Tanya’s sudden passing after her recent achievement of fulfilling her passion and educational goals. We have heard from our colleagues and Tanya’s classmates that she had a beautiful and vibrant spirit. From all of us at Okanagan College, please accept our whole-hearted condolences for your loss.
    Kind regards, Cindy Meissner, Program Coordinator, Continuing Studies

  • Bailey says:

    Tanya was a classmate of mine from the MOA program. She was always outgoing and a friendly member of the classroom. Although all of our education was completed remotely I always felt as though she was someone I’d really enjoy spending time with. My deepest condolences to this unexpected tragedy.

  • Chriss Janko says:

    How incredibly heart breaking to hear this sudden news. My daughter worked with Tanya at Zara Salon and I had many occasions to interact with her. She was a beautiful lady. Her grace lives on as she thought of others in donating her organs. May you all find peace in your love. Take good care. Chriss

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