Tara Dawn Kemble


Tara Dawn Kemble
November 11, 1977 – June 8, 2022

It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our daughter. Tara Kemble passed away and entered the Kingdom of Heaven on June 8th, 2022, at 44 years of age, in Edmonton. She is predeceased by her Mother, Verna May Kemble (nee Baxter), and Grandmother Irene Baxter. Tara is survived by family members, her Father, Allan Kemble, his wife Carol Forrest, an older brother, Carl Kemble, and niece, Carmen Kemble, all of Calgary AB, as well as, a Sister, Siana Attwell, of Winnipeg MB. She is also survived by three cousins, Patrick, Walter, and Joseph Baxter of Calgary AB.

Tara faced a difficult childhood as she was diagnosed with FAS at the age of 3. Once we found this out, we got her the help that she needed. She was enrolled in the special needs program at school and graduated grade 12. Proud moment to watch her walk across the stage for her diploma.

When she felt safe with a person, she loved them with a fierce loyalty. She made an
instant impact on everyone who met her and on thousands who never will. Tara was a compassionate, caring woman who loved everyone. I will forever remember what she used to say to me, before she was 12 years old: whenever I was working on something, she would say, “What doing Dad?”

Along with her Mother and Grandmother, Tara had an unwavering trust in God and shared her faith with Church of Christ congregations in Calgary, Yellowknife, Winnipeg, and in Edmonton. Ever since moving to Edmonton in 2011 (special thanks to Margaret Johnson, Garth & Kris Johnson who took her “under their wing” after the passing of her Mother, then Grandmother), Tara experienced many successes and enjoyed countless
adventures thanks to the care, backing, and support of many in her church family,
designated ICE worker and staff from government agencies, and fellow workers (she was employed full-time at Goodwill, Westview since 2013). Tara flourished being able to live independently – responsible, reliable, clean-minded, and genuine. She humbly loved life to the fullest and taught us most fortunate, who got to know her, what true happiness looks like and what really matters.

God has you eternally in His care, we have you forever in our hearts.

The Celebration of Life for Tara Kemble will be held Sunday, June 26, 12 noon, at the Edmonton church of Christ, 13015 – 116 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB.

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8 Condolences

Elizabeth Lopez

Will miss you Tara, your smile and the small talk we always have every time we see each other at church. Condolence to the Kemble family.

Russ and Erin McKevitt

Was saddened to hear of Tara’s passing. Sending all our love and prayers to the family.


I met Tara while I lived in Edmonton. I met her at church. She would always say “hi” to me with a lovely smile. She was so proud of working at Goodwill. I will miss you and cherish the memories I have of you!

Trina Yurdiga

In the short time I came to know Tara, I was blessed to be befriended by her and be the recipient of her gentle care and compassion. This past Easter, when I mentioned I didn’t have a home church to go to, she quickly invited me to join her for her Sunday service. She made sure I knew where the church was located and how to get there. Although ; ) she kept me waiting an extra 10 minutes the morning of–as she needed to grabbed her Tim’s on the way. I miss you Tara, even though our friendship didn’t have long before you needed to go–I’m so thankful to have met you and get the privilege to be called your friend. Knowing you’re with our Saviour gives me a great promise in sorrow – one day, Sister-in-Christ, we’ll be singing (to Him) for 10,000 years, and then forevermore. From your co-worker at Westview, where you’re deeply missed.

Tanya B

I’m a former co-worker with Tara at goodwill westview. Condolences to Tara’s family and friends at this sad time.