Cindy Lee McColl

June 11, 1964 – April 22, 2012

Family and friends gathered on April 27 at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club to celebrate the life of Cindy Lee McColl. Born on June 11, 1964 at Mill’s Memorial Hospital, she wasn’t expected to survive and when she arrived, all five pounds of her, the doctor called her his “miracle baby”.

Cindy attended school in Thornhill and graduated from Caledonia in 1982. A kind, popular girl, she made many close lifelong friends. She worked after school at the old “Dog & Suds” and after graduating worked at the old Co-op for a number of years before joining the staff at the Royal Bank of Canada. She spent close to 25 years with the Bank and her many clients, friends and fellow employees will feel the void now that she is no longer there to greet them.

Cindy married Ronnie McColl and they had three sons, Robbie, Danny and Kevin. These boys were her pride and joy and her reason for being. She lived with her partner, Daryl Stefanik for the past ten years and together they enjoyed their “quads,” fishing and boating. Cindy was a terrific cook and family members and friends will long remember the happy hours spent sitting around the fire pit after enjoying one of her special meals.

Never one to complain, Cindy fought her numerous health issues privately with a sense of humour and the strength of her will so that those she loved would not realize the seriousness of her condition and the depth of her pain.

Those of us left behind; partner Daryl; sons Robbie, Danny and Kevin; stepdaughter Christine; mother Dawna; father John; sisters Tina, Stacey and Melaney; brothers Mike, Karyle, Kelly, Johnny and Davie and a loving blend of families comprised of the McColls, the Ottenbreits, the Jones and the Stefaniks, are devastated at our loss. Cindy was predeceased by her Dad, Elmer in October of 2010. We take comfort knowing that she rests in the arms of a loved one who has gone before.

A miracle child is given only for a moment…and when that moment passes can no longer stay. Have faith and always remember the miracle child lives on in so many ways….



The gentle whisper of a breeze

Gently stirs the leaves

On the tree outside my window

I will think of you…


The hummingbird flutters his wings

And the motion ripples the leaves

On the tree outside my window

I will remember you…


Little yellow birds build their nests

Fly to and fro among the leaves

On the tree outside my window

I will fly with you….


I watch these gentle currents

That flow and ebb throughout the leaves

On the tree outside my window

In my heart I will know it’s you.

In loving memory of Cindy Lee McColl

Dawna Marie Ottenbreit

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