January 7, 1934 – January 14, 2020
On January 14, 2020, Cynthia Anne Sinnott of Campbell River, BC passed from this life into the arms of Jesus. She arrived into the world to Gladys and Charles Ball on January 7, 1934 in Paget, Bermuda. Cynthia is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Patrick Sinnott, married 61 years. Cherished mother of Susan, Patricia, and Katherine (Dale). She is survived by six loving grandchildren Kyla, Rachel, Liam, James, Owen, and Anna.
Cynthia spent the first twenty years of her life in Bermuda where everyone knew each other and everyone said, “good am”. She was baptized and later confirmed into the Anglican Church where she attended Sunday School and
Church during her school years. She attended the Bermuda High School for Girls. She was well liked by her classmates and became Head Girl and carried the torch for “Old Girls Day” otherwise known as the Torch Ceremony.
Cynthia enjoyed all sports and spent much of her childhood swimming and sailing in the ocean. She was actively involved in Brownies and Girl Guides and went to Puerto Rico as a Queen’s Guide. She loved to sing and listen to praise and gospel music as well as music of Vera Lynn. Flying became a passion of hers and she earned her pilot’s license when she was in her twenties.
Cynthia chose a career path that would lead her in spiritual growth and she graduated as an RN in 1954 from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Bermuda. Then, she arrived in Victoria, BC and started B.Sc. Nursing at Victoria College. It was during this time that she met Gerald Patrick Sinnott while they both attended the same class, Psychology 100. They continued their studies at UBC and married December 20, 1958 by Canon Biddle at St. John the Divine in Victoria.
They settled in Victoria and were blessed with the birth of their first child, Susan Leanne, in 1963. From there, they moved to Santa Barbara then to Shawnigan Lake and finally settled in Campbell River in 1966. Soon after, in 1967, they were blessed with the birth of their second child, Patricia Lynn. In 1971, they were blessed with their third child, Katherine Louise.
In 1977, Cynthia started nursing at the CRDGH in the Extended Care Unit and later became Head Nurse at the ECU. After nursing at the CRDGH for 12 years, she joined the Order of St. Luke at St. Peter’s Church in Comox and was active in healing prayer ministry. This grew into Wednesday prayer ministry at St. Peter’s Church in Campbell River and a prayer chain ministry. Cynthia became a Liturgical Assistant and then became an Associate to the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine. As an Associate to the SSJD, she expressed a prayer relationship with the Sisterhood and the world.
Cynthia will be remembered for her loving compassion and devotion in serving Jesus Christ by helping others and the love she graciously gave to her husband, family, and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 228 S. Dogwood St, Campbell River, BC, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2 pm. In Cynthia’s memory, donations can be made to the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine or St. Peter’s Anglican Church.
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