Tammy Unger

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September 3, 1973 - June 8, 2023

49 Years

Tammy Jane (Klassen) Unger was born to George and Esther Klassen in Saskatoon, SK on September 3, 1973. Tammy was raised in Dalmeny with her three older sisters and older brother. In her childhood, Tammy was an adventurous child; she loved being outdoors climbing trees, riding bikes, and going to work with her father framing houses. Whenever there were dishes to be done, however, she always seemed to be missing. Tammy’s family has many fun memories of her as a child. One of their favourites was when they were driving as a family she often seemed to have fallen asleep but when asked she would reply, “I’m not asleep, I’m just watching a movie inside my eyelids”.

Tammy graduated from Dalmeny High School in 1991. The summer following her graduation, she moved to work in Jasper for one summer as a housekeeper. As a young adult, she moved to Saskatoon to take a Care Aide course and her first job was at the Sherbrooke Nursing Home. While living in the city, she enjoyed going on long walks and roller blading by the river. Most importantly, Tammy had a strong faith in Jesus which would sustain her throughout her life and she was baptized in 1993. In 1998 Tammy met the love of her life, Andrew Unger. He proposed a year later, and they were married on May 29, 1999, at Blumenheim Bergthaler Church. They shared many joys and sorrows in their 24-year marriage and enjoyed playing games together, spending time with friends, or going on walks. Tammy had a huge heart for people and loved working with individuals with intellectual disabilities; she worked at Cosmopolitan Industries, and various care homes in the area including Sherbrooke, Parkridge, Circle Drive, and Rosthern, as well as a short time as an Educational Assistant.


Andrew and Tammy’s marriage was blessed with three children. Jared Andrew was born on February 6, 2001, Emily Renee was born on March 15, 2002, and Joshua Ethan was born on October 9, 2004. Tammy’s children were her greatest joy in life; she enjoyed baking, reading, and snuggling (getting “comfily”) with them. Time together as a family was a priority and they spent many hours at the lake, going sledding, and playing Yahtzee. She loved drinking coffee and spending any time out in the sun.


In April of 2005, Tammy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She and Andrew travelled to Costa Rica for therapy treatment for Tammy in November of 2010. In order to go on this trip, numerous people from the town and family and friends blessed their families with funding for her to go. This treatment seemed to help for a while, but then her body began to fail her which forced her to leave work at the care home in 2011. As her condition progressed, Tammy required the use of a cane and eventually a wheelchair as well as numerous assists at home. Following her mother’s passing in August of 2014, her health deteriorated significantly. In the Fall of 2016, Tammy had the opportunity of home care, but her situation eventually required her to move into a long-term care facility in Duck Lake. Knowing that this would be the best decision for her children, Tammy never once fought the choice. In the following years, Tammy also lived at the Sherbrooke Nursing Home and the Rosthern Mennonite Nursing Home where many of her former coworkers still knew her. While living in Rosthern, she was able to come home for Christmases as well as attend Jared and Emily’s high school graduations and weddings.


Tammy passed away peacefully on June 8, 2023, at 9:50 pm and is at home in the arms of her hope and Saviour Jesus Christ. Tammy is predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents; her mother and father-in-law; her mother, Esther Klassen; her great-nephew, Weston Wilton; her brother-in-law Laurel Wiebe; her nephew Justin Unruh; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Andrew Unger; her children, Jared (Kharis) Unger, Emily (Andrew) Spence, and Joshua Unger; her father, George Klassen; her brother, Frank; her sister Diane (Floyd) and children Garry (Megan) and Amy; her sister Cathy and daughter Rachel; her sister Shirley (Dave) and children Raelene (Brighton) and Chloe; as well as three great-nephews and three great-nieces.


The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to numerous loved ones that have supported them. They want to show their appreciation to the care staff at the Rosthern Mennonite Nursing Home for their years of kindness and compassion for Tammy and their family. They have also felt love from their family in numerous ways including buying school supplies, providing meals, sending encouragement, and so many other ways. Additionally, they want to express their gratitude to their church family at Hague Gospel Church and the many people that cared for them with meals and prayers. Lastly, there are also many who have performed anonymous acts of kindness that did not go unappreciated. All of these blessings have remained with the family and they are forever grateful for the kind-heartedness of their friends and family.




Tuesday, June 13, 2023

11:00 A.M.

Hague Gospel Church

Hague, SK



Hague Cemetery


Arrangements entrusted to Funk's Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK


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