Tanya French was born in Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia on July the second 1959 to Harry and Nadia Tomney.
Tanya is one of five siblings whom all had a wonderful childhood growing up on the family farm in the small community of Poochera, South Australia near the coastal fishing community of Streaky Bay, famous for tuna fishing and great white sharks.
Poochera has since been recognised as a place where one of the rarest ant in the world habitats, the Dinosaur ant, and hence a ‘Big Ant’ has been erected on the outskirts of the town.
Her life consisted of much love, support and family events of every normal nature from Sunday family dinners to sporting events of every form from athletics, tennis, netball and more. Hers was what she believed was a most normal and basic country life growing up as a child and teenager.
Tanya and her family returned to Perth in the year 2000. Tanya is the mother of three amazing grown children and Granny Tanny to four beautiful grandchildren.
Life was to change dramatically when she lost her second husband to suicide in 1998. Nothing was ever to be the same again. Her whole life was turned upside down and that of her family ~ It’s called the Ripple Effect.