Obituary of Cindy Stefanyk
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Cindy Lea Stefanyk. Cindy, a lifelong resident of Dawson Creek, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2023, in Dawson Creek, at the age of 68 years.
Cindy was born in Dawson Creek on February 1, 1955, to Audrey and George Therrien. Her early years were spent in the Landry and Pouce Coupe areas. She attended school in Pouce Coupe until moving to Bonanza in 1967 when the family purchased the Bonanza General Store. Cindy helped with the operating of the store with her mom and dad, and brother Lance. She attended Bonanza school until Grade 9, then continued her education and graduated high school in Dawson Creek. After graduation she started working at CIBC. Cindy and Phil married in 1974. Cindy spent her time working at the bank, spending many weekends in Bonanza helping with the family farm, planting gardens and growing flowers. Once they started their own family, Shelli born in 1978, Neil born in 1980 and Stacey born in 1984, Cindy dedicated her life to her kids. We built our home and moved to the country in 1982. When the kids started school, Cindy was always involved, volunteering whenever and wherever possible, eventually being employed by School District #59 in several capacities. Cindy took her roles very seriously and was a positive influence on all the young people she worked with. Health issues ended her working career, but by then grandkids started to arrive and Cindy multiplied her love to the next generation, becoming “Mama” and “Ma”. She remained strong and feisty while contending with chronic pain and declining health, concerned only with everyone else, family and friends. Cindy will be dearly missed. We will have everlasting fond memories.
Cindy was predeceased by her mother Audrey.
She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 49 years, Phil; children, Shelli (Sean), Neil, and Stacey (Trevor); grandchildren, Seth, Taylor, Finn and Wyatt; father, George; brother, Lance (Karen), and countless relatives and friends.
We sincerely thank everyone for the phone calls, texts and support. The family would like to invite everyone to a Celebration of Life to honour Cindy on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00pm, at the Seniors Hall in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
For friends so wishing, donations may be made in Cindy’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Suite #200-885 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 1N5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4J4.
Very Respectfully Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium