Councillor Tari Cockx

Tari Cockx (nee Woodliffe) is a 3rd generation Strathmore resident.   Tari’s family has lived in Strathmore for over 100 years.  She is married to Dean Cockx (son of Frankie and Donna) who is also 3rd generation Strathmore.  They have raised 4 daughters and hope that their girls will find their way back to this community one day.    The oldest Jesse is in the University of Saskatchewan School of Dentistry, second, Halle is currently studying to get her Masters in Psychology.  Their 3rd daughter, Abbe is in her 2nd year of University of Victoria and Bree has just graduated from Holy Cross Collegiate and will be attending the University of Saskatchewan in the fall.

After graduating from Samuel Crowther High School (the same school as her grandfather and father -now know as Holy Cross Collegiate), Tari left Strathmore to attend Red Deer College, where she graduated from the Legal Assistant program in 1988.  She then moved to Calgary and worked for a law firm until 1994.   When Tari and Dean decided to have children they moved back to Strathmore and built the house they live in today.

Tari and her husband followed in her grandfather and father’s foot steps by owning and running a business in Strathmore.  Tari’s grandfather was the barber, candy shop, jewelry, pool hall and bowling alley owner in downtown Strathmore until he retired in 1967.   Tari’s mother and father owned a dry cleaners and coin laundry in the same downtown where the king Eddy stands today. Tari and her husband also owned and operated T.D. Drilling in strathmore from 2001 to 2016.  Today you will find Tari working for Randal Jarvis Law office which is the same office she worked for while in High School in 1985.

Tari has always loved this community and has volunteered over the years some which include organizing and starting the Wheatland volleyball club, coaching volleyball, driving as many kids as could fit in her vehicle for sports, and the secretary treasurer of the Strathmore Youth club for 9 years.  Now she is doing her best to give the members of this community a voice “remember the past as we move forward”.   As a member of council Tari was appointed to the Seniors Advisory Committee, Community Futures wild rose, and Wheatland Housing Management Board.

Councillor Cockx' 1st and 2nd Quarter 2018 Expenses

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