Wood, Tarna
August 14, 2019

Miss Tarna Wood

Tarna Lorraine Florence Wood, age, 26, released free on August 14, 2019 in Mississauga, ON.

Our tender loving Tarna will be missed for a lifetime by her parents, William and Brenda Wood, her brother Nolan Wood, her aunts Kimberley Smyth, Theresa Sheils (nee Dunphy) (Blair Sheils), her uncles, Brian Smyth (Shawn Harris), Bobby Smyth and Daniel Dunphy, and her cousins, Paris Fajardo Junior, Koby Fajardo, Carson Sheils, Clay Harris, Casey Harris and Leigh Harris.

Tarna was born in Peterborough, ON, on October 19, 1992, and grew up in Millbrook, ON.

Tarna was a beautiful and intelligent young woman who moved through the world with authenticity, intention and conviction. She was tenacious and had a genuine desire for bringing about favourable change. Tarna earned her 911 Operator Diploma at Durham College in Oshawa, ON, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Toronto where she was very involved at the UTSC Student Housing & Residence Life. She was pursuing Nursing as her long term career plans, and worked or volunteered with various humanitarian or animal relief organizations, including “The Underdog Railroad Canada”.

Tarna was an activist, an advocate and an artist. Most remarkably, was her altruistic nature. She was always there for others in need. She touched countless lives with her kindness, compassion and humour. The world will undoubtedly miss beautiful Tarna, her infinite promise, her voice, her laugh, her eyes and her heart.


A child of life walks the earth sowing seeds of love

Watering them with tears of family

Flowers blooming around her feet

Sweet smells enveloping her, holding her strong

Petals falling to the ground circling softly

Lifting her up to her new world

Souls of kindness waiting to greet her

In the self of acceptance

Rest well Tarna

In your Silent slumber

In your golden light

Warmed bright by the hearts

Who hold your name


“The truth, and the pleasant truth, should be spoken.”


In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to any supportive organization for the needs of women and children that your heart guides you to, in Tarna Wood’s name.

A private service where family received condolences and held hands in a heart already took place.

6 responses

  1. Lisa Brown

    August 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you Brenda and your family,Its been many years but your sweet Tarna used to stay over and play with my ex’s daughter Amanda,she was always so polite and such a smart girl,may she rest in peace,hugs to you all,lots of love Lisa Brown(old neighbour from Millbrook)

  2. Trish Boyd-Reininger

    August 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful words for a beautiful soul. Brenda, Bill and Nolan, we send our love and support to you. Your heartache is unimaginable. I am so sorry your family is experiencing such a grievous lose. I won’t try to understand how you feel but I will be here for you, whenever you need me. Peace, peace, peace.

  3. Kimberley Smyth

    August 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    A beautiful sole will fly her delicate wings way up high… heaven has received a precious, loving Angel We will forever remember your smile and heart of gold love you lots hugs n kisses Auntie Kim PJ & Koby

  4. Connie Ray

    September 4, 2019 at 10:26 am

    To the family of our dear sweet Tarna…my heart aches for the loss you have experienced. She was a precious soul whose giving heart knew no bounds. When we last chatted she was excited to be teaching children not to hurt snakes with Fluffy. Always opening her heart while trying to open other peoples minds and hearts. Her smile was enlightening and her laugh was infectious. She had a way of making everyone feel loved and important. The bright spot that was her life will shine in the night sky now reminding us all to be kind to one another. You all have my deepest sympathies as your loss will be beyond our comprehension. Please know that ahould therebe anything we can do for you to help ease your pain please do not hesitate to ask. Hold tight to all those precious beautiful memories to give you strength and courage. Look after both your physical and mental wellness. Journaling, counselling, naps and walks in nature will be a help in your journey back from the depths. If ever yourein need or an ear feel free to reach out to me….much love and everlasting light to you all during this impossible time.. Blessings to you all ❤
    Ps …please snuggle Fluffy for me and tell her im sorry…

    One of Tarnas friends and past roommates mama

  5. Susan Burke

    September 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Your grief must be unbearable and I offer my deepest sympathy on your loss of such a genuinely beautiful soul. I worked with Tarna in animal rescue for several years and know how intelligent, kind, honest, sincere and mature she was. She was truly a bright light and her loss is beyond measure. Tarna did so much good in her short life and I always knew she would have been an amazing nurse. With deepest sympathy.

  6. Kat

    October 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Lovely Tarna,
    Today is the 27th anniversary of your birth and I am thinking of you and the people who love you. When I think of you, I think of your generosity of spirit, your kindness, your sense of fun, your love for animals, and always your impeccable taste in music.
    You are missed, and you are loved.


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