It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Tamara Maxine Eastman, "Buffalo Star Woman" at the age of 48 years, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her residence at O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation.
Tamara was born on October 21, 1970 at Portage La Prairie, MB to Wallace (Cheeday) and May Moar (nee Desjarlais). Tamara completed Grade 12 and attended Yellow Quill College. She married Eugene Eastman on October 24, 1992 and they began raising their family of 7 boys Dwayne, Jake, Ethan, Taylor, Carter, Jayden and Macguire. Tamara worked as a cook at Donald Ahmo School and as a custodian at the OCC Health Centre. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed. Tamara loved cooking, gardening and enjoyed the outdoors. She loved driving around the rez revving up her Ford truck. Tamara enjoyed talking on the OCC radio station.
Tamara was predeceased by her grandson Eddie and her parents Wallace & May Moar.
She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; her husband Eugene, her sons Dwayne (BB), Jake (Honey), Ethan (Small), Taylor (Skinny), Carter (Ve,Ves), Jayden (Crayshy), and Macguire (Bunkin), her grandchildren Ciikwan, Ellie, Nova and Jasper, her siblings Dorothy Prawdzik, Ed Desjarlais, Wallace Moar Jr, Abigail Moar, Jane Moar, George Moar, Mary Moar, John Moar, Bluesky Moar, Tanya Moar and Suzette Roulette along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and all of the people that she touched with her kindness.
Traditional Wake will begin on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm from the Eastman Residence, House 4109,
O-Chi-Chak-Ko Sipi First Nation.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Eastman Residence, House 4109,
O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation.
Interment in the Crane River Reserve Cemetery.
How very, very lucky we that you were our Mother
You opened up our minds and our hearts.
You always had the time to tell us a story or sing us a song;
You always picked us up when we fell down.
You will always be the most important lady in our lives;
Your love and guidance will always be with us.
We wish you could have been with us longer,
But we are so grateful for the time we had.
All of us, your family and friends will truly miss you.
Thank you so much for being our mother.
May God care for you as you did for us.