February 28, 1986 – November 30, 2010
Cynthia (Cindy) Louise Rivest, chosen and always cherished daughter of Bob and Jane passed away suddenly at Rockyview General Hospital on the evening of November 30, 2010 as a result of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 24 years.
Cindy was an incredibly creative, caring, and strong willed person who played life to the beat of her own drum. She was proud of her 14 years volunteering as a face painter with Betty’s Run for ALS – the only morning of the year when we could easily get her out of bed. Cindy loved little things in nature; a bug on a leaf, a spider in a web and could find them in places no one else would and saw nothing but beauty in all forms of life. Cindy met the love of her life, Robert Falk (Colorado) online. This summer, they spent five months and countless hours together talking, laughing and treasuring each other’s company.
She has left behind her most treasured brother Christopher, his wife Sarah, and her dear niece Ruby Padbury. She also leaves her grandmother Lucille Rivest as well as special aunts, uncles and cousins across the country and her beloved cat Meko.
A Celebration of Cindy’s Life will be held at HILLHURST UNITED CHURCH 1227 Kensington Close N.W. on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our sincere thanks to the emergency department team at Rockyview for working so hard to bring Cindy back to us, but it was not to be. Her last words to Jane in the waiting room at the emergency department were “I hope the ALS angels look after me tonight” and we know they will. Please no flowers. If people wish to remember Cindy in a special way, donations to the ALS Society of Alberta, Support for Champions Children’s Program, 400, 320 – 23 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2S 0J2 or www.alsab.ca would be most appreciated.
In living memory of Cindy Rivest, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences