DOWNING, Cynthia (Tinny) (nee Haslam)
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Tinny passed away peacefully on March 30, 2012 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband, James Downing and her siblings; John, Nancy and Marie, she is survived by her children; Bev, Doug (Trish), Sheri (Terry), and daughter-in-law Mie, five grandkids; Mike (Monica), Stefanie, Leigh (Ash), James and Chris, as well as four great grandchildren, Lucas, Olivia, Hayley and Mason. She is also survived by her sister Pam and many nieces and nephews. Tinny was born in Vanderhoof in 1921 and raised in West Vancouver since 1930. She and Jim moved to North Vancouver in 1956 with their 3 young children and Tinny lived independently in that home until December of 2011. Tinny was an "at home Mum" and an active volunteer for Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Schools and later the Lions Gate Hospital Auxiliary (40 plus years volunteering) as well as the Lower Lonsdale Seniors Association. Family was her first love to the end. She was an avid gardener and always baking (the best chocolate cake). On behalf of our Mother and our family, we give many thanks to the amazing nurses and caregivers at Sunrise Seniors Residence for their concern and support. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Lions Gate Hospital Auxiliary. For those wishing to share a memory of Tinny, please visit www.hollyburnfunerals.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 11 to Apr. 14, 2012