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RIVEST – Cynthia “Cindy” Louise

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)243-8200

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  1. Jackie and Tim Pontin :

    Jane, Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you and may your memories give you strength and bring you peace.

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  2. Dale McCarthy :

    Dear Bob and Jane,
    Brian and I wish to express our sincere and heart-felt condolences to you and your family on the tragic and totally unfair loss of your wonderful daughter, Cindy. We will always remember her as “the baby who came to dinner”. (Do you remember when you surprised us by coming to dinner with her shortly after she was chosen?) Take comfort in memories such as these and in knowing that many are thinking of you at this time.
    Dale

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  3. Eleonore & Jack Anderson :

    Robert, Jane, Christopher & Family, and Friends.
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful daughter Cynthia. Our sympathy goes out to all of you during this trying time.
    Love Aunt Eleonore and Uncle Jack

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  4. Jane and Bob,

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Cynthia’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

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  5. Jane – words can’t express the sympathy our family feels for you and Bob. You have been so supportive of our family. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Love from Greg, Holly, Kane, Ben, and Danielle.

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  6. Victor & Janis Dominato :

    Jane & Bob,

    Janis and I are very sad to here the news of the loss of your daughter Cynthia. Our thoughts and prayers are for God’s grace and peace for Cynthia and the family during this diffcult time.

    Janis & Victor Dominato of Windsor.

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  7. There is no bond as great as that between parents and a child…. Please accept our deepest condolences through this difficult time and know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mary, Rob, and Scott Stewart

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  8. Jackie LaLiberte and Frank Owen :

    Bob and Jane, we cannot imagine your pain. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Jackie and Frank

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  9. Craig and Nancy Fehr (Calgary Aluminum) :

    Dear Bob and Jane,
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.

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  10. Jeannine Giaier and Family :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy at your great loss. We will always remember Cindy’s warm and friendly smile. Our prayers are with you.

    Sincerely, Jeannine Giaier and family

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  11. Allyson Gilchrist :

    Jane and family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Allyson Gilchrist, Adam Drybrough, Colleen Drybrough, and Sean Drybrough.

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  12. Kevin Merriman :

    Jane, Bob & family,
    My heart is with you and also my prayers. My Geoff was the same age when we lost him, and do know that he is watching over me, as Cindy is with you. I know that I loved to chat to Cindy, that kind smile she had always made me happy.

    Kevin Merriman

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  13. Angela Lambing :

    Rob & Jane
    Our sincerest condolences to you. How saddened we are to hear of your loss. Sh e was so young. Please know that we are thinking of you.

    Angie & Kevin Lambing; Matt, Alea, Allison

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  14. Rosalie Gagne :

    Bob, Jane and family,
    Our hearts are filled with sorrow at the loss of Cindy. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    Love you,
    Rosalie, Ben, Linda, John, and Family.

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  15. Kathleen and Vic :

    Jane, Bob and family, our thoughts are with you. Remain strong.

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  16. Lesley-Ann Hart :

    Dear Jane, Bob and Christopher,
    You are in my heart and in my thoughts at this time.
    With Love,
    Lesley-Ann

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  17. Robert, Jane, Christopher and family, and Aunt Lucille and Rivest families,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    Anna-Marie and family

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  18. Doreen McKinnon :

    Jane and family,
    I was very saddened to hear about your tragic loss; My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May you be comforted by your family and friends to the same degree that you have comforted so many others. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Doreen McKinnon.

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  19. Richard and Jeanne Giaier :

    Robert, Jane and Christopher,
    We hold you in our hearts,
    See you cradled in God’s arms,
    and send loving energy through prayer,
    All our love,
    Rich and Jeanne Giaier

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  20. Roslyn and David Thom :

    Jane & Bob

    Our deepest condolences. We were so sorry to hear of your loss.

    Roslyn & David

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  21. Doreen Klassen :

    Dear Jane,Bob & family,

    This is such sad news. Cindy had a fun spirit and loved people so much. I will always remember Cindy on a Menno Skate-a-thon trip. Cindy was absolutely delightful and brought a smile to my face throughout the entire trip. Our hearts and our prayers go out to your family.

    Doreen & John Klassen

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  22. Dear Jane, Bob, Christopher and Family,
    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Cindy’s untimely passing. I cannot imagine a greater loss than that of one’s child.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you have angels comforting and caring for you as you did for us during our deep and dark valley.

    Love Jessie Peters and Family

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  23. Alan & Jane Lin :

    Bob & Jane,

    We are so sad to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    God Bless,

    Alan & Jane

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  24. bev wiens and family :

    Jane and Bob
    Cindy was a special buddy to my daughter at Menno Simons and we still have some plastercine art she created for Jennifer. We will always remember her generous heart. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Bev Wiens and family and especially Jennifer

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  25. Howard Geddes :

    What a cruel twist of fate that a family that has done so much for others should lose a daughter so young. The ALS community shares your grief.

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  26. Correen Moore :

    Bob, Jane and family
    We are so very saddened to hear of Cindy’s tragic passing. Please know that our love and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Correen and Mike Moore and family

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  27. Angie and Mark and family :

    Robert and Jane, We are so saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. All our love, cousin Angie and family

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  28. Shariff and Ismail Family :

    Dear Jane, Bob, and Christopher,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on your tragic loss. We were all saddened to hear about Cindy’s passing. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

    Shariff & Ismail Family’s, Calgary, Alberta.

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  29. Dale and Kelly Laliberte :

    Bob and Jane and Christopher,
    Kelly and I want to extend our deepest and sincere sympathies at Cindy’s sudden passing. Our prayers, our love and our thougts are with you.

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  30. mitchell ashmore and family :

    I would like to send you my heartfelt condolences. You don’t know me but we lost our son Justin about two months ago who was only 22. No words can ease your pain but I believe like my son your daughter is in a better place.

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  31. My sincerest and deepest sympathies are with you all in this time. I’m never going to forget the countless days growing up that I had the joy of playing with Chris and Cindy. She will be missed, but never forgotten. May she rest in peace.

    Simon

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  32. Auntie Di and Joshua :

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Cindy. Our thoughts are with you and your and your family.

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  33. Renee Laliberte & family :

    Dear Bob, Jane and family,
    Our thoughts are with you during this struggle to reconcile the tragic and untimely loss of your beloved Cindy. May you eventually find peace and never lose your ability to love the people and things you enjoy most.

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  34. Bob, to you and your family;
    I was truly taken back by the news of your daughter’s passing and want to express my condolences once again.

    May you find comfort in the love of family and strength within your faith to see you through a most difficult & trying time. May you also find peace with each passing day.

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  35. Sheryl Wlusek ('Windram) :

    Dear Jane Bob and family.My heart was saddened this week with the news of the loss of your daughter Cynthia. There are no words. Just know that even though we are miles apart, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Sheryl

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  36. To Jane and Bob, from Angela

    When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see;
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me;
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today.
    While I’m thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
    I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
    And each time you think of me I know you’ll miss me too;
    But when tomorrow starts without me,
    Please try and understand, that an angel come and called my
    Name and took me by the hand
    And said my place was ready in Heaven far above,
    And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
    But as I turned and walked away, a tear fell from my eye,
    For all life I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.
    I had so much to live for, I had so much to do,
    It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
    I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
    If I could relive yesterday, I thought just for a while,
    I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me….
    I’m right here in your heart.

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  37. Andrea Tynedal :

    I just learned of the passing of Cindy last night when I looked in the paper at the Memoriam. I was shocked to read it. I went to Menno and talked to Cindy a bit at a Menno Reunion we had 2 or 3 years ago. Please accept my sympathies and heartfelt condolecences. She had a warm heart and a love for animals.

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  38. Dear Bob and Jane,

    I just learned of Cindy’s sudden passing last November. Even though I wasn’t in her life when she died, because of a falling out, I will always cherish the fun memories that we shared together. Cindy was so full of life and love. I will always remember the fun sleepovers we had, watching movies together, and hanging out in the bathroom (and getting in trouble for hanging out in the bathroom) with Cindy in junior high. I will remember her infectious laugh and her bubbly personality always.

    I’m sorry for your loss and am deeply sorry that her and I were unable to mend things before her passing last November. I bet she’s a beautiful angel in heaven now, looking down on all of us with love.

    Lots of Love,

    Leanne Rey

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