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 http://www.mamasformamas.org