Cynthia Ruth Klassen died Feb. 10, 2012. She was born Apr. 9, 1957 in Saskatoon, Sask., to Frank Klassen and Ruth Rempel. Cynthia was born into a loving family. Her childhood experience of ongoing sexual abuse by a trusted uncle created lifelong challenges that she faced with courage and faith. Cynthia was a devoted Christian, baptized into Richmond (B.C.) Bethel (MB) Church Aug. 17, 1975. She shared her mother’s memory for birthdays and anniversaries, and was a gifted writer. Her sense of humour, even in her darkest hours, cheered many. Predeceased by her mother, Cynthia is mourned by her father; brothers Frank, Lorne, Jeff; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.