Cindy Lea Stefanyk (February 1, 1955 – April 7, 2023)

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 was born in 1978; Neil, in 1980; and Stacey, 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. To honour Cindy, the family will announce a Celebration of Life at a later date.

For friends so wishing, donations may be made in Cindy’s memory to:

Heart & Stroke Foundation
Suite #200-885, Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver BC, V6C 1N5

Or to:

Canadian Cancer Society
565 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4J4

Very Respectfully,
Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium