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SINCLAIR – Rhonda Elizabeth

March 13, 1952 – June 1, 2010

Rhonda Sinclair of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the age of 58 years. Rhonda demonstrated how to live a life of hope and joy while battling cancer for the last three years.

Rhonda was born in Vulcan, Alberta and raised on a farm in the Berrywater District. She worked as a Health Information Management Professional at both the Peter Lougheed and Tom Baker Centres.

She is survived by the pride of her life, her son, Jesse, her grandaughter Larissa, Jesse’s brother Richard Proulx, her sister Maureen of Saskatoon, her sister Alayne of Edmonton, her sister June Pirie (Rob) of Strathmore, and her nephew and niece, Adam and Sara Pirie. Rhonda is also survived by many loving extended family members and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Allan and Jeannette Sinclair.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Foothills Country Hospice, Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5 or CKUA Radio 4th Floor, 10526 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Z7. For Rhonda’s care over the past three years, thanks to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, especially Dr. Paula de Robles, Dr. Gloria Roldan and Vickie Baceda; and special thanks to Dr. Ron Young of the Centre for Wellness for your care, compassion and giving Rhonda hope. Thanks to the Palliative Home Care Program, Bayshore Agency, Comcare Agency and a big special thanks to the all the staff at the Foothills Country Hospice for giving such compassionate and supportive care.

In living memory of Rhonda Sinclair, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Pat Thompson (nee Daw) :

    I was so saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. Rhonda was one of the kindest, sweetest people I ever knew. She was such a dear childhood friend. Her parents and sisters always made me feel welcome in their home. I pray that God will guide you gently through this difficult time and that you may find some peace in knowing that Rhonda was such a positive influence in my life and I’m sure to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

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  2. Joanne (Love) Knight :

    I was saddened to hear of Rhonda’s passing. I remember all the fun that we, as farm families shared through the years that we were growing up. She was a kind and gentle person and touched all of those that she met in her life. The times that our families shared together will always be remembered as good times. Find peace in knowing that she was loved

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  3. Maryann Drydyk :

    My deepest condolances to Jesse and his brother, and his litle girl.
    My hope is that God me comfort them.
    Rhonda is in a better place

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  4. Lynn Keller (Raylynn) :

    May your family come together in this time of sorrow and remember the great sister, friend, mother, aunt and lady Rhonda was to all of you.
    I never had the chance to meet her, although remember knowing of her from the years, I spent with being Alayne’s little sister from the Society Big Sisters, My Condolennces, prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

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  5. To Jesse, Larissa, June,Rob, Alayne, Maureen, Adam and Sara

    I find the words to this Rankin song a bit soothing…that Rhonda “rises again” through Jesse and Larissa and all your shared memories and love.
    Love Bev

    “When the waves roll on over the waters
    And the ocean cries
    We look to our sons and daughters
    To explain our lives
    As if a child could tell us why

    That as sure as the sunrise
    As sure as the sea
    As sure as the wind in the trees
    We rise again in the faces
    of our children
    We rise again in the voices of our song
    We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
    And then we rise again

    When the light goes dark with the forces of creation
    Across a stormy sky
    We look to reincarnation to explain our lives
    As if a child could tell us why

    That as sure as the sunrise
    As sure as the sea
    As sure as the wind in the trees
    We rise again in the faces
    of our children
    We rise again in the voices of our song
    We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
    And then we rise again

    We rise again in the faces
    of our children
    We rise again in the voices of our song
    We rise again in the waves out on the ocean
    And then we rise”

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  6. Michael and Lisa Sangregorio :

    We give our deepest sympathy to the family of Rhonda as she truly was a great person. We have come to know Rhonda through the Brain tumour support group and we are sadenned that she has left us. God bless your family and please know that she was a warm and wonderful woman.

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  7. Eleanor (Sokvitne) Decker :

    Hi,
    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Rhonda. I too was born and raised in Vulcan and went through school with Rhonda. I have fond memories of Rhonda, in school and especially at Sunday School. My parents, Andrew and Elisabeth Sokvitne were friends with Allan and Jeannette as my Dad was a farmer too.
    I’m not sure if Rhonda was aware of this, but today, June 5th at the Legion in Vulcan, 67 of Rhonda’s classmates will be gathering for our 40th year CCHS reunion. Rhonda, as well as 11 other classmates who are no longer with us, will be honoured, remembered and missed.
    On behalf of myself, and the entire class of 1970 we send our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kind regards,
    Eleanor (Sokvitne) Decker

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  8. Gwen Monner Burk :

    So sorry to hear of Rhonda’s passing. We shared many fun days at the farm while going to school in Milo. I believe it was Rhonda that taught us how to jump off the pig shed roof into the pig pen!
    Sympathy from Mabel and Reta as well
    Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow
    Sincerely
    Gwen, Mabel and Reta

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  9. Evelyn Wotherspoon :

    I only met Rhonda a couple of times, but it was clear that she was blessed with a close knit, loving family. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  10. Myrna (McLean) Schmidt :

    I am so sorry to hear Rhonda lost her battle to cancer.We haven’t kept in touch for a few years but being a shirt-tail relation I did hear of her fight against this horrible disease and was hoping that with her determination she would beat it.I have many good memories with all of you girls on the farm.One weekend in particular when your Mom and Dad were away we decided to bake up a storm and boy did the kitchen look like it too. We had some major clean up to do. I remember Rhonda being so kind and so funny.Keep your memories and love of her alive.
    My sympathies and prayers to Jesse & family,Maureen, Alayne and June & family. Sincerely Myrna.

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  11. Lida Randall :

    Most sincere condolences at this time. I worked only briefly with Rhonda, but she was just a lovely person. My sympathies to all family. Lida Randall

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  12. Sally Bulloch :

    My deepest condolences to Jesse, Larrisa and family members; I was saddened to hear that Rhonda lost her courageous battle to cancer. I had the pleasure to work with Rhonda – she strived for excellence and was a pleasure to have on the Team. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  13. Laurie Robinson :

    For June and all your family,
    I was so sorry to see the news of Rhonda and can only imagine the sadness for all of you. Yours is a very special and loving family and you will take such good care of Jesse and Larissa as you did for Rhonda. Bob and I send you our sympathies and best wishes.

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  14. I am so sad to hear of Rhonda’s passing, she was truly a wonderful, caring, funny, person who touched me in a special way. I am so sorry for your loss.
    love Renee

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  15. Sharleen Jackson :

    June, Rob, and all of the family,
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Rhonda was truly a beautiful, caring, and special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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