June 5, 1946 – October 14, 2012
Dr. Cynthia Farvolden (nee Anaka) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 in the arms of her adoring and loving family.
Cynthia was born at Canora, Saskatchewan on June 5th, 1946. She attended grade school in Creighton, Saskatchewan. Cynthia’s family moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1959 and Cynthia attended Strathern Junior High School and Bonnie Doon High School where she received several awards for Academic Excellence and Achievement.
Cynthia entered the University of Alberta in 1964 and graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1970 at the age of 23.
Cynthia then married Anderson (Andy) Farvolden of Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Calgary, Alberta to “Intern” at the Foothills Hospital. After two years of further training as a Resident at the Foothills, Cynthia opened a Practice of Family Medicine and remained in that Practice until December 2005 when she retired to spend more time with her family or on the golf course or ski hill.
Cynthia is survived by her husband Andy and their children, Dr. Davis Graham Farvolden (Margo) of Towson, Maryland
Stephanie Gwen Tomblin (William) of Parker, Colorado
Alyson Jane Balfour (Liam) of Calgary, Alberta. Cynthia is also survived by five wonderful grandchildren of whom she was extremely proud, Guinevere Helena Tomblin of Parker, Colorado, Sullivan Graham Farvolden of Towson, Maryland
Dynalea Anastasia Tomblin of Parker, Colorado, Waverly Jane Balfour of Calgary, Alberta, Adelaide Jane Farvolden of Towson, Maryland. Cynthia is further survived by her Mother, Margaret Anaka, her older brother Laddie Glen Anaka (Lois), both of Edmonton, Alberta, her younger brother Harvey Michael Anaka (Margaret) of Burstall, Saskatchewan, her younger sister Susan Damgaard of Stoney Plain, Alberta, her sister-in-law Susan Hallett (Rick) of Kamloops, British Columbia, her Uncle Owen Peever of Regina, Saskatchewan, together with cousins, nieces and nephews.
Cynthia was pre-deceased by her Dad, Harry Anaka, and her younger brother, Ray Anaka, both of Edmonton, Alberta.
The Farvolden Family wishes to offer their heartfelt thank you and appreciation to Dr. Richard Cote, his staff, and assistant Roxanne Mitchell at the Cochrane Primary Care Center and Dr. Eric Smith, Dr. Genell Nadeau, the staff at Foothills Unit 111 and Karyn Fischer at the University of Calgary Neuro Science Cognitive Clinic for all their efforts on behalf of Cynthia.
The Farvolden Family respectfully request that no flowers or food or other items be sent to the Family, but would be honored if those wishing to do so make a donation to the Salvation Army as the Salvation Army was Cynthia’s “special” charitable organization.
At Cynthia’s request, there will not be a Funeral. The Farvolden Family invites Friends of Cynthia to an “Open House” at the Calgary Ranchmen’s Club (710 13th Avenue, S.W. Calgary, Alberta, phone 403-228-3885) from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday October 20th, 2012. Please join our Family to visit and recall memories of Cynthia. A brief formal program will be conducted at 3:00 pm.
In living memory of Dr. Cynthia Farvolden, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences