SEVERTSON – Cindy Severtson

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    SEVERTSON – On June 17th, 2024, Cindy passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Rick, her parents Robert & Arlene Smith, daughters Jackie (Brad) Hamilton, Sherry (Rob) Donald , Kristie (Rob) Blight. Grandchildren Breanne & Isaac Hamilton, Addison & Cole Donald, Brandon, Keera & Emmalea Blight. Siblings Kathy (Frans) Verhoef, Gordon (Vivian) Smith, Connie (Ron) Price, Candy (Robert) Petek, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was predeceased by her brothers Ricky & Stewart Smith, and brother-in-law Dean Waddle.
    Cindy was born in Brooks, AB on June 8th, 1958. She spent her early school years in Rainier, followed by a short move to Lethbridge, then out to Enchant where her dad started trucking & hauling grain. She attended high school in Vauxhall, AB, where she met Rick. The two of them enjoyed a brief courtship before marrying on April 19th, 1975.
    From early on, Cindy had the gift of being a people person. She enjoyed working with kids. Just a couple of months before Jackie was born, she started working at the Cuddle Bunny Nursery school in Lethbridge. She would later go on to work at the Playhouse Daycare, and Newell Integrated Child Care Society In Brooks.
    While working with preschool kids, she decided to further her education, and earned her diploma in Early Childhood Development from Bow Valley College in 2007. From there she started her career at the Grasslands School District as an educational assistant, working with students in the PUF program and then onto Brooks Composite High School.
    Cindy was also known as a local Avon lady, she started selling Avon in the 1990’s and worked her way up to a district manager position. She loved visiting, and in those days she could often be found having coffee with friends at the Dairy Queen in the Cassils Centre Mall. This is also where she worked at a local boutique store, Biandis’, for a number of years.
    For their 25th wedding anniversary, Rick & Cindy took a trip to Las Vegas, where they renewed their vows. This was to be the first of many trips to Vegas and it became one of her favourite places to go.
    After her original cancer diagnosis in 2009, she proved to be a miracle- beating the odds against metastasized lung cancer. At this time, it became more important than ever to live each day, and so she did. From a family trip to California, trips to Moose Jaw, Canmore, numerous camping trips, Cindy did what she wanted to do, on her terms. She was able to watch her grandkids grow up & was very proud of them. She will be forever remembered – a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Forever at Peace.
    A Celebration Of Life will be held at Prairie Pioneers Centre on July 13, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
    For further information, to light a memorial candle or to leave a message of sympathy, please visit www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.