TENNANT, Laura (née Parent)

December 08, 1983 – March 05, 2022

It is with unimaginable sadness we share that Laura Tennant died on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Kelowna B.C. after a boulder hit their Jeep while she and her family were driving near Golden, B.C. Laura was air-lifted to Kelowna General Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. She was held by her beloved wife, surrounded by her twin sister, parents and parents-in-law and had her children and more family on the phone expressing their love. She was 38.

Laura is survived by her wife, Lisa Tennant; children, Matéo and Aviana; parents, Jean & Micheline Parent; twin sister, Maude Parent (Timothée Weiss); nephews, Benjamin & Maxime; older sister, Amélie Parent; nephew and niece, Jérémy and Charlie; parents-in-law, Alan and Rona Tennant; sister-in-law, Michelle Carre; nephew and niece, Lochlan and Smith; as well as extended family, and many close friends.

Laura was born and raised in Montreal, Q.C., she attended the University of Sherbrooke where she earned her degree in Kinesiology. Over the years she lived in Winnipeg, Banff, Calgary and eventually Cochrane. Laura explored the world travelling to places such as Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, Asia and the United States. The trip to Asia was part of Laura achieving her MBA with Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary (amazingly in English, her second language).

Laura and Lisa met in 2012 and Lisa can still remember the first moment she met Laura and shook her hand. Their bond was immediate, and their relationship grew from there. In 2017, their son Matéo was born. After moving from Calgary to Cochrane in 2018 they welcomed their daughter, Aviana in 2019. Cochrane was where they chose to call home because their backyard was the Rocky Mountains. They often enjoyed camping trips and family adventures in the summer and many days on the ski hill in the winter.

When Laura proposed in September 2016, they knew right away that they wanted to celebrate their wedding in the mountains and settled on Kicking Horse Mountain, where they were married on March 7, 2020. After a chilly ceremony with blowing snow, the weather settled for the most beautiful photos capturing their love with a background of natural beauty.

Laura was an exceptional human being, respected and loved by everyone she knew. She was an avid outdoorswoman, a calming presence and always up for a laugh. She was a loving mother and Lisa’s soulmate.

We are indebted to the many good samaritans, first responders, emergency room professionals, doctors, nurses and volunteers who so courageously and graciously came to our aid. You are heroes one and all!

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Cochrane RancheHouse (101 Ranchehouse Rd, Cochrane, Alberta) on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 11:00am, followed by a light lunch.

To join our service virtually use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88310057031.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cochrane Foundation in Laura’s honour at https://cochranefoundation.ca/donate/

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  1. On 11/03/2022 at 9:08 am Wayne Moen Said:

    /*so sad

  2. On 11/03/2022 at 9:09 am Wayne Moen Said:

    so sad

  3. On 11/03/2022 at 9:28 am Keith Wilson Said:

    Our deepest sympathies to Lisa and the rest of the family. Our thoughts are with you all.

  4. On 11/03/2022 at 9:47 am Jennifer Hum Said:

    Mes condoleances les plus sinceres. Laura a ete une amie formidable et avons partagés que se beaux souvenirs d’enfance avec Maude. Je souhaite beaucoup de courage à ses proches pour passer à cette épreuve incommensurable.

  5. On 11/03/2022 at 10:45 am Brad Fyfe Said:

    Dear Lisa and Family
    I can only imagine how devastating it is for you to have lost Laura.
    My heart goes out to you all.
    Love,
    Brad

  6. On 11/03/2022 at 11:40 am Wing Cheng Said:

    I am sadden and lost
    For words a dear friend of
    One who was excited about everything in her life, my condolence to Lisa and her children .
    A strong smart and talented person taken away too early. May she Rest In Peace .

  7. On 11/03/2022 at 1:29 pm Jim & MJ Wiggins Said:

    Lisa, Kids & Family
    Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time.

  8. On 11/03/2022 at 3:36 pm Marc and Lorraine Lafrance Said:

    So sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and family!

  9. On 11/03/2022 at 4:25 pm Mike Humphrey Said:

    We were so saddened to hear of your loss. We are sending our thoughts and love to you during this challenging time.

  10. On 11/03/2022 at 5:11 pm The Hamilton’s Said:

    Lisa we love you ~ Thinking of Laura I smile, I laugh, I have joy. I cry knowing she is gone but have peace knowing her love will not be forgotten. For the memories I have had with her are loving memories making me a better person. For she made me feel so comfortable and loved each and every time I was around her. I will miss her dearly. Sending my love and support to you Lisa and to all the friends/family who are affected by the loss.

  11. On 11/03/2022 at 5:54 pm Margherita Gosselin Said:

    My deepest condolences and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time. My thoughts are with you all.

  12. On 12/03/2022 at 7:57 am Anne Bonneville Said:

    I worked with Laura and went on a business trip with her and we had a wonderful conference together. She was full of life and had a great smile and always full of laughter. She will be missed by all. To Lisa and all family members, our deepest condolences, hard to believe she is gone, but will never be forgotten.

  13. On 12/03/2022 at 8:16 am Judy Ireland Said:

    Oh Lisa..my heart is broken. My condolences to you and your whole family. I am sending you much love and hugs. xoxo

  14. On 12/03/2022 at 8:36 am Ginette Turcotte Said:

    Cher Jean, Micheline et la famille

    C’est avec une grande tristesse que j’ai appris le décès soudain de Laura. En ces moments difficiles, je tenais à vous faire part de mes très sincères condoléances et l’expression de ma plus profonde sympathie.

  15. On 12/03/2022 at 11:41 am Donna and Frank Shreenan Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Lisa and family for your tragic loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  16. On 12/03/2022 at 1:45 pm Ginette Parent et Raymond Turcotte Said:

    Lisa et les enfants,

    Nos pensées ne vous quittent plus depuis cette tragique nouvelle. Perdre un être si cher est une terrible épreuve.

    Nous souhaitons de tout cœur que les enfants et toi puissiez trouver un peu d’apaisement en pensant que Laura sera pour toujours à vos côtés.

    Nous ne pouvons malheureusement être avec vous physiquement, mais nos pensées et notre amour vous accompagnent dans cette épreuve.

    Que l’amour de votre famille et de vos amis vous réconforte en ces moments d’immense tristesse.

    Nous serons toujours là pour vous.

  17. On 12/03/2022 at 1:47 pm Ginette Parent et Raymond Turcotte Said:

    Jean, Micheline, Amélie, Maude, Timothée et les enfants,

    Les mots nous manquent pour vous exprimer notre profonde tristesse, notre immense chagrin suite à ce départ inattendu.

    Nous aurions aimé être à vos côtés pour partager et traverser cette douloureuse épreuve.

    Laura laisse derrière elle un vide immense, mais elle est aujourd’hui une étoile qui brille sur tous ses proches.

    Tendres pensées à vous tous.

  18. On 12/03/2022 at 4:25 pm Valérie Vouligny Said:

    Le départ soudain de Laura laisse un grand vide, par contre sa mémoire continuera de vivre en nous.
    Veuillez accepter mes condoléances les plus sincères. Toutes mes pensées sont pour vous en ce moment difficile.

  19. On 13/03/2022 at 1:11 am Claudine et Bernard Weiss Said:

    Nous sommes bouleversés et profondément attristés par le départ de Laura. Même si nous n’avons pas eu tous la chance de la rencontrer, à travers Maude et Timothée elle faisait partie de nos vies. Nous la savions gaie, lumineuse, chaleureuse, dynamique, sportive et proche de la nature.
    Nous partageons la peine et le chagrin de tous ceux qui l’aimaient.
    Toute la famille française de Timothée se joint à nous pour présenter à la famille de Laura et à ses amis nos plus sincères condoléances.

    Claudine et Bernard Weiss

    Lauriane Weiss et ses filles

    Anaëlle Weiss

  20. On 13/03/2022 at 7:34 am Daniel Boyer Said:

    Quel destin tragique, Jean et toute la famille toutes mes sincères sympathies, je vous envoie plein d’énergie pour cette dure épreuve xxx

  21. On 13/03/2022 at 7:44 am Denise Boyer, Salvador Ruiz, Sofia et Nathalie Said:

    Jean et toute ta famille toutes nos sincères sympathies, une terrible épreuve et quelle tristesse.

    Nos pensées sont pour vous en ces moments difficiles.

    Denise XX

  22. On 13/03/2022 at 8:37 pm Kim Van Biezen Said:

    Dear Lisa,Mateo and Aviana
    We are all so shocked and saddened to hear of Laura‘s passing. Our hearts go out to you and all the family at this painful time. May you find courage, strength, and loving support as you journey forward. Our deepest condolences.

  23. On 14/03/2022 at 1:12 am Jim McCaughan Said:

    An unimaginable loss. My deepest condolences to your family

  24. On 14/03/2022 at 2:12 pm Dave Snively Said:

    Lisa, I am very sorry for your loss.

  25. On 14/03/2022 at 2:38 pm Anne-Marie P.Bienvenue Said:

    Mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées sont avec vous.
    Anne-Marie

  26. On 14/03/2022 at 3:42 pm Kayla Said:

    My deepest condolences to the family! Such a loss that is heartbreaking. She was such a bright light and will be truly missed! Prayers to the whole family at this time.

  27. On 14/03/2022 at 7:50 pm Jeff Stewart Said:

    All my best to the family of Laura. MEC ties run deep and they run long and it saddens us all she’s passed.

  28. On 14/03/2022 at 10:53 pm Candace Zwaagstra Said:

    I am so sorry Lisa for your devastating loss. I can still remember the huge smile you had on your face everyday at work when talking about Laura and the kids. My heart goes out to you are your family right now. Laura had the most beautiful presence and loving energy.
    Candace

  29. On 15/03/2022 at 1:26 pm Josée LeBlanc Said:

    Chère Amélie! Les mots me manquent devant le décès trop prématuré de ta soeur.
    Mes plus sincères sympathies à toi et toute ta famille élargie. Mes pensées sont avec vous.

  30. On 15/03/2022 at 6:44 pm Donna Iacovelli Said:

    Lisa – we’ve never met but I was Laura’s peer coach at KPMG (I’m located in Toronto). We only worked together for a few months but we had become friends. She was wonderful and I enjoyed our 1 hour weekly calls – talking about buisness some of the time and talking about family, friends and life the rest of the time. She would get so excited talking about the kids and plans you had for the weekends etc.. I am deeply saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the children during this very difficult time. Like many, I am still in shock and I wanted you to know that she was absolutely amazing and had made such an impact in her time with KPMG and with me. My heart goes out to you. – Donna

  31. On 16/03/2022 at 9:00 am Marlena Said:

    Chère Maude, nous sommes très affectés et attristés par le départ de ta sœur Laura.
    Nos pensées sont avec toi , ta famille élargie et vos amis.
    Nos plus sincères condoléances.

    [*]

    Marlena, Maciek, Eva et Ella

  32. On 16/03/2022 at 9:17 am Mireille Hamel & Andy Harris Said:

    Lisa, nous t’offrons nos plus sincères sympathies. Nous sommes si tristes d’apprendre cette nouvelle tragique. À toi, à Matéo et à Aviana, nous vous souhaitons la paix et le récomfort de votre amour.
    Love, Mireille et Andy

  33. On 16/03/2022 at 10:21 am Gareth Morris Said:

    I am so very sad for all of you. May you all find peace in each other and in the memory of Laura.

  34. On 16/03/2022 at 10:57 am Daniel, Isabelle et les enfants - Famille Payment Said:

    Nous vous souhaitons nos plus sincères sympathies dans cet événement très triste et tragique. Nos pensées sont avec vous. Restez fort et prenez soin de vous.

  35. On 16/03/2022 at 12:45 pm Breanne Tennant Said:

    Dear Lisa and family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Laura will forever be in our hearts. Much love to you and your family, now and always.

  36. On 16/03/2022 at 12:46 pm Corie Kennedy Said:

    Dear Lisa, Kids and family
    Sending my sincerest condolences. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

  37. On 16/03/2022 at 12:49 pm David and Sydney Whale Said:

    Lisa I heard the news and it rocked me and my family to the core. Such a devastating and tragic loss. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and the family. Although we didn’t know Laura personally we did know you and she must have been such an amazing person. Confirmed by all the wonderful thoughts and memories at the ceremony. Stay strong Lisa and keep on living the legacy that Laura deserved.

  38. On 17/03/2022 at 6:34 pm Anton & Sonja Kary Said:

    Lisa. We were so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. We hope the years of wonderful memories will help you through these difficult times.

  39. On 18/03/2022 at 2:41 pm Catherine Buchanan Said:

    For Alan & Rona: I just wanted to extend my sincere condolences on the tragic death of your daughter-in-law. This is a reminder once again that life is indeed so fragile; we forget that. I know Lisa and your grandchildren will have all your love and support to help them journey through this very difficult time.

  40. On 19/03/2022 at 11:45 am Klaus &Marjolaine and family Jessica,Katherine and Maxime Said:

    Nous sommes vraiment attristé par ces nouvelles bouleversantes, nous vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances…

  41. On 20/03/2022 at 1:11 pm Theresa and Gerry Henderson (Airdrie) Said:

    Lisa, Alan, Rona, Michelle and all Laura’s family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on learning of the tragic death of Laura.

  42. On 21/03/2022 at 6:30 pm Leslie Deans Said:

    Our deepest condolences.
    Leslie & Rick Deans

  43. On 23/03/2022 at 9:51 am Tammy Jessett Said:

    Alan, There are simply no words to express my shock and heartbreak when learning of the devastating tragedy that your family is enduring. I cannot speak a single word that would lessen your pain; I wish there were. I can tell you my heart breaks for you; you and your family are in my thoughts. Tammy Jessett

  44. On 27/03/2022 at 7:30 pm Sarah Mcdonald (nee: Pettigrew) Said:

    Dearest Lisa and family,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart is broken for you. There are no words to express this unimaginable tragedy. Our deepest condolences and all my love and prayers.

    Sarah P.

  45. On 07/04/2022 at 2:40 am Joanne Labonte Said:

    Je suis bouleversée d’apprendre le départ de Laura. Je pense à vous très fort, Micheline,Jean,Amélie et Maude.
    Jo