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.