Tamara Darlene (nee Brown)

Brunswick-Tamara Darlene (Brown) Tran, was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on April 6, 1968 and perished of cancer on November 20, 2007 in Brunswick, Maine at the young age of 39.

Tamara is the daughter of Patricia and Clyde Horsnell of Falmouth, NS and Ronald Brown and Alice Baldasso of Halifax, NS. She is survived by her parents and her husband, Lieutenant Commander James K. Tran (United States Navy) and her two sons, Noah and Logan TRAN of Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME. She is also survived by her sisters Angela Shanks, R.N. and her children Madeline and Sophie, and Tricia Brown, B.S.N. of Falmouth, NS; stepsister Aleta-Jo Bird and her husband Donald and there children Chip and Jasmyne of Meadow Lake, SK; and stepbrother Blair Baker and his wife Christina and there children Sydney and Cameron of Falmouth, NS.

Tamara is also survived by her in-laws: Mother-in-law Mai Nguyen of Sunnyvale, California; father-in-law Henry (Phung) Tran of Northglenn, Colorado; sister-in-law Judy Ocondi and husband Dennis of Golden, Colorado; and brother-in-law John Tran of Hoboken, New Jersey, and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Tamara graduated from Hants West Rural High School, Brooklyn, NS, Mount Saint Vincent University (Bachelor of Secretarial Science), and the St. Martha’s School of Nursing, Antigonish, NS. She practiced as a registered nurse in Nova Scotia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, and Hawaii. She met her husband while nursing in Florida. Tamara and James were married in Honolulu, Hawaii on 12 November 1999. They welcomed their two sons Noah Kiet Tran on 10 October 2001 and Logan Kiet Tran on 22 August 2003. Tamara embraced her role as a Navy officer’s friend and wife and as a mother.

After a year-long, hard-fought battle with cancer, Tamara passed away with her family by her side. Prior to her untimely loss, her loving mother moved to the United States to tend to the care of her daughter for the past nine months. Throughout her illness, visiting family and friends outpoured their love and support to Tamara. She also received daily email messages, letters, and flowers from family and friends across Canada and the United States.

A service for the celebration of Tamara’s life will be held at the Brunswick Naval Air Station Chapel on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 10 a.m. with LCDR Dennis Andrews officiating. An additional service will be held at the United Church, Windsor, Nova Scotia on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Bill Gibson officiating. A private family internment will follow at a later date.

Tamara will be greatly missed. We ask that you remember her love of life and the laughter she shared with many. Rather than sending flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of Tamara’s memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357