Cynthia Delores Lee

January 29, 1947 - August 24, 2018


Lee, Cynthia

Cynthia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 24th, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer that she handled with inspiring grace and strength. Predeceased by her husband, Carlton Lee, and remembered by her daughter Tracey Lee, her son and daughter-in-law Robert and Patience Lee and grandchildren, William and Hannah. She will be greatly missed by her siblings, Monica, Trevor, Merle, Daisy, Vivia and many extended family.

Born in Jamaica, Cynthia and Carlton immigrated to Vancouver with their young family. She dedicated her life to bring positivity and strength to her family and friends and we could not have asked for a better mom, sister, aunt, and Grandie. We were blessed to have her in our lives.

She shared her love for learning and children by spending the final years of her life as a special education teaching assistant at Anderson Elementary School where she was a joy and inspiration to her colleagues and students.

Evening prayers will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 29th at Kearney Funeral Services (450 W 2nd Ave., Vancouver, V5Y 1E2), and a funeral mass and reception will be held the following day 10 am, Thursday, August 30th at St. Augustine’s Church (2028 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, V6J 1T4).

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the teams at VGH, LGH and BC Cancer Agency for their kind and compassionate care and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to BC Cancer Agency in Cynthia’s name.

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May her soul soar.

Tonya Griffin

Aug 29, 2018 3:17am

I Love you Auntie Cynthia. I take comfort in knowing that you are having a wonderful reunion with Everyone in Heaven. I will see you again one day.

Gregory Grant

Aug 29, 2018 4:15pm

Rest in peace my precious Aunty. Their are no words I can say to show how much you are loved. You practiced what you preached and lived a life of grace and patience. You will forever be in my heart! Love you.

Krysta Chambers

Aug 29, 2018 4:58pm

Rest in peace my beautiful Auntie. We will miss your smile, and seeing you during summer vacations. The kids especially will miss you playing with them and hearing your laugh. We love you so much, but take peace in knowing that you did not suffer.

Theresa&Stuart McDermid

Aug 30, 2018 3:40am

Rest In Peace Chnu you are Noe with Carlton

Lowe Family

Aug 30, 2018 3:50pm

We extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your dear Cynthia. In this difficult time may you find strength from our Heavenly Father's promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones by means of a future resurrection on a paradise earth and sickness and death will be no more . - John 6:40; Psalm 37:10,11 What a wonderful day this will be! May this precious hope that awaits us and your memories of cherished times spent with Cynthia bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.

Teresa MacNeill (Peters)

Aug 31, 2018 6:23pm

I can remember growing up, my mom, sister and I would often go to Cynthia and Carlton's. There was always so much amazing food (you could not go to Cynthia's and not eat) and the laughter was contagious. She looks just as I remember her. Thank you for the many wonderful memories. Hugs to Tracey and Robert..

Dr. D. Craig Worthing

Sep 3, 2018 8:24pm

Dear Family of Cynthia Lee

Please know that it was such a pleasure to be a colleague of Cynthia's at Anderson Elementary School. Not a day passed but that she didn't bring a smile to a child's face as she so kindly and gently helped her or him with the seemingly overly difficult challenges of life. It made me smile too.

Dr. D. Craig Worthing

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