Cynthia Constance Tupholme
Feb. 4, 1959 – JUN. 14, 2016
Cynthia, age 57, passed away at Lady Minto Hospital on June 14th, 2016 after her long and tenacious battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Cynthia was born in London, Ontario, the daughter of William (Bill) Stanley Tupholme and Eunice Dorothy Couldridge. Those who were fortunate to know Cynthia will always remember her strength and ingenuity, not to mention her artistic nature and incredible patience in teaching others. She was especially compassionate and knowledgeable, and she was known and very much loved as a mother, grandmother, and friend.
In addition to raising two children she was a passionate farmer and horticulturalist. Being raised on a farm, Cynthia adopted the lifestyle even when she moved from Ontario to British Columbia, finally settling on Salt Spring Island in 1995.
For many years Cynthia and her family sustained a humble purebred sheep, poultry, and vegetable farm under the name of Cerdinen Livestock. She enjoyed teaching and helping others and did so, despite her adversity, until the very end.
Cynthia is survived by her two daughters, Kylarra Simmers and M Cali Belanger, as well as her grandson, Rowan Simmers. She will be remembered and loved forever in our hearts.
There will be a Celebration of Life in memory of Cynthia at the Community Hall (Fritz Theatre), 901 North End Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2N5, on February 4th, 2017, from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Online condolences and memories can be shared on her memorial tribute Facebook group, “In Loving Memory of Cynthia Tupholme”.