Bertrand, Cindy Lee

July 22, 1959 – October 4, 2021
at the age of 62 years

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Cindy Lee Bertrand, on the morning of October 4, 2021 in Tappen BC, at the age of 62.

Cindy was born in Kamloops BC to Norman and Florence Wendell in the summer of 1959. Cindy began her dream career of dispatching with the Lacombe Police department, later moving to work with Red Deer Emergency Services as a 911 dispatcher at Station 3. Cindy followed this career path into BC, working in Chase, Falkland, Vernon and was currently working for the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment.

Cindy is predeceased by her beloved Father Norman. She is survived by her mother Florence, siblings James (Joyce) and Geraldine (Denis) and the love of her life, her husband Ken. Cindy is also survived by her children: son Darcy and daughter Miranda (Tyson) and the apples of her eye, her two grandsons Cohen and Grady; both of whom she shares with her former spouse Stephen Faulkner. She is also survived by her three step-daughters; Erin, Krista and Callie (Nick) and her first sweet granddaughter, Willow. Cindy is survived by several nieces and nephews from her immediate family and many other members of her beautifully blended family as well.
Cindy married her best friend, Ken Bertrand in August of 2005, and spent the last 16 years living her best life in Tappen with Ken and their many wonderful pets. Cindy has always had a love for animals, with many important and loved dogs and cats leaving footprints on her heart. Cindy has always had an adventurous spirit, enjoying camping, kayaking, fishing and being outdoors; something she shared with her husband Ken. Cindy was a whiz in the kitchen, always ready to create something delicious for those she loved and cared about earning her the nickname “Martha”. Cindy had an amazing talent for creating beautiful and unique greeting cards, a hobby that she loved, and a creative escape for her. Cindy was known for being a friend to everyone she met, creating a welcoming space for friends new and old. Cindy had the gift of being able to share something with everyone, earning her the affectionate nickname ‘Gabby’ from many of those who knew and loved her.
At this time a celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2022, date TBA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mama’s for Mama’s; a charity that Cindy recently made donations to at


  1. My daughter and I met Cindy and Miranda 19 years ago in Banff. For me, it was an instant friendship connection. We exchanged our contact information and never lost touch. I found her to be generous of heart and a proud and loving wife and mother. I will miss our texting chats and Facebook shares. Rear easy my dear friend, until we meet again.

  2. It’s incredible sad to hear of Cindy’s pasding…My sincere condolences go out to Ken and Cindy’s entire family..I grew up and went to school with Cindy in Inglewood…Cindy could always be counted on to bring a smile to your face, her cheerful personality was infectious…It seemed although we were friends in grade school, our friendship grew when she got into the policing profession…Rest in Peace

  3. I grew up with Cindy in Inglewood, Calgary. We hung out a lot and had great fun. She was a good friend. Such a wonderful person. So sad to hear about her passing.

  4. I worked with Cindy at the Royal Bank in Red Deer and we very quickly became friends. She was truly an incredible women, who was kind, compassionate, funny and always helping everyone out. We have always kept in contact with letters and she was such a proud Mom and Grandma. I could feel her love and joy through her words. Forever I will treasure those homemade cards. My heart breaks for all her family. Cindy’s heart of gold has taught all who knew her to be better people.

  5. My deepest condolences to Ken, Florence, Darcy, Miranda and the entire family. Cindy was such a lovely, cheerful, loving and out going person. I know that she will be sorely missed by family, co-workers, and her many friends. My heart aches for you all. Aunt Mary

  6. I am very saddened to hear this news. I knew Cindy well when she lived in Penticton and have kept in touch via FB over the years. She was a wonderful, caring and loving person. A very well liked lady. My condolences to her family – Miranda and Darcy. She will be very much missed.

  7. We met Cindy in 1977. It was such a blessing to meet and get to know such a wonderful Lady; who genuinely loved people.
    Our hearts are heavy at your loss. Cindy will always remembered with warmth and sunshine.
    Our sincere condolences
    Irene & Mike Harron, Airdrie, AB

  8. A fabulous woman with a heart of gold. Willing to lend a hand wherever she needed. Will be greatly missed. ❤️

  9. Sending sincere condolences to the family. Cindy was a person that you were naturally drawn to. She will be sorely missed.
    Rest In Peace Cindy.

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