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Cyndy Reycraft

Cyndy Reycraft

Sunday, October 2nd, 1938 - Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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Obituary

Cyndy with a “y” has moved on after a brief, and to a former public health nurse, complex and challenging set of illnesses. That “y” in Cyndy meant a lot of things to those who knew and loved her: “youthful” — always daring to try new things; “yearning” — for knowledge and adventures; and “yippee” — ready for fun, whether that meant the next trip, recipe or dirty joke. Cyndy with a “y” also meant “y not!” Why not head to the east coast on a VON scholarship? Why not fall in love with Jim Reycraft, a young lawyer twice your height? Why not move from comfortable Richmond Hill to a farmhouse in Grey County (an image of which is in the dictionary under “drafty”)? Why not become the doyenne to her beloved neighbours in Creemore? Ribald but never crass; literate without an ounce of snoot; affable but comfortable with solitude, Cyndy with a “y” has left, as she once put it, “this side of the turf”, to join her husband Jim and her brother Peter Godbold.
Her kids, Mary Jane (Bob Espey), Susie (Bill McLeod), Jenny (Brad Rains) and Peter-Michael, her grandchildren, her brother Ian Godbold and her “belle soeurs” Louise and Norma, invite you to a memoryal (with a “y”...) on May 2, 2020 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Creemore from 1-4 p.m. when the snow fades and the daffodils begin to peek from the other side of the turf.
Although Cyndy was a self-professed Luddite, she possessed a social connectedness that would put Facebook to shame. She interwove people and never lost touch with her multiplicity of cohorts. In her memory, donations may be made to the Creemore Horticultural Society or the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (Equipment Fund).
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Service Details

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    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
    Location
    Royal Canadian Legion - Creemore
    Address
    Collingwood Street
    CREEMORE, ON
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    Celebration of Life from 1-4 p.m.
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Judy Immonen

Posted at 03:21pm
Cindy (with a y) was one of my favourite people.....she was always so interesting and interested in whoever she was talking to ....she had the caring nature to make you feel special. My deepest condolences to the whole family.....she will be sorely & deeply missed but she has left a legacy of wonderful memories for all who loved her.
Judy Immonen
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Lynn quesnel

Posted at 06:44pm
When we had our first child in 1980, Candy was the health nurse who followed up in our home. She was great! She was so down to earth and knew how to make a first time mom comfortable. She used to stop in,... just because, and when I was very ill six months later, she came by to see how I was doing. She was a true, caring , nurse in every sense of the word.
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AnneMarie Godbold

Posted at 03:11pm
Ian, Natasha and I have so many amazing memories of Aunt Cindy! One of our favourites would be celebrating my parents (Ian and Louise Godbold) 40th wedding anniversary in Nova Scotia! She was the life of the party! Also my parents 50th in Wasaga Beach!
We love you so much Aunt Cindy!
JH

Jim & Lisa Houston

Posted at 10:14am
We fell in love with, and bought, Cyndy’s property on 12/13 Sideroad during the winter of 2012. You can’t imagine our delight that Spring, when all of Cyndy’s blooms burst forth. Apple trees, cherry trees, lilacs, daffodils. It was heavenly. We always enjoyed running into Cyndy in town and hearing about her travels and adventures and getting caught up on town “goings on”. We welcomed Cyndy to pick currants and she would always return with jars of jam. Our fond memories of Cyndy will forever live on in the beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees that we are surrounded by. Our thoughts are with her family.
Jim and Lisa Houston
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Michael T .Cowan

Posted at 07:53am
Cyndy was my Mothers first cousin, she was such a loving, caring and joyveale person. We will miss her very much. Sending condolences to the family from our family, the Cowans.

Love Michael T. Cowan
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