Cindy Elaine Scott (Bekevich)

07/09/1957 - 27/10/2020

Obituary For Cindy Elaine Scott (Bekevich)

September 7, 1957 – October 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cindy Scott at the age of 63 years.

Cindy lived a full and exciting life with very little limitation. She was known as a gypsy to many of her friends and family. Cindy had a lively nursing career that lasted 30 years and her natural drive to care for others could have sustained her career for another 30. She had a keen knack for crafts and could make almost anything, blankets, clothes, dolls, hats, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, glass pictures, and more.

Cindy was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2014, but she didn’t let that diagnosis take over her life. She began to travel and enjoy the time she had left, and she did it proudly.

Cindy leaves to mourn her son Cody (Jessica) Scott and their son Rome, her daughter Amanda (Kevin) Tanner and their 5 children Brook, Dylan, Shaila, Adeline, and Marshall, her brother Lorne Bekevich, as well as many close cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a world of friends.

She will get to hug her mother Phyllis Bekevich once again, as well as her father Marshall Bekevich, her brother Dale Bekevich, and many other family members.

Due to the newest restrictions put in place, Cindy's memorial service will be postponed until further notice. Updates on her service will be posted here when available.




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So sorry for your loss, I worked with Cindy for many years here at the hospital. She loved life and others, no shortage of happiness working with .She spoke with so much pride about you Amanda and Cody. Eunice Fritsma
- Eunice Fritsma
so sorry to hear Cindy passed away. i worked with her at Homecare-and was so surprised when I went down to the Baja for a winter holiday to meet her at a beach down there near Muelahe, Mexico. She came over to visit the next day to our beach. i also saw her at the pool at east link and we always had a visit. So sorry for your loss. Judy Barber
- Judy Barber
I wish the family love, peace and blessings. I was lucky enough to meet Cindy during her travel in Cancun. She rescued me. I had arrived and was lost. She traveled with me and kept me safe. We had great fun, laughs and adventure. What an amazingly loving person filled with kindness. I shall always be grateful for meeting her and the time we shared.
- Monica (Bodhi)
So very sorry, Amanda and Cody, on the loss of your mom. Cindy shall forever hold a special place in my heart and I will miss my friend....
- Bonnie kennedy
My thoughts are with Cindy's family during this difficult time. I met Cindy when she lived in the same campground as me. We quickly became friends and I will forever treasure the time we spent crocheting and watching movies! As well as our hot tub dates after her physiotherapy.. She was there to help me through the process of my husband having open heart surgery last March and I will be forever grateful. RIP Cindy you will be missed by everyone who had the honour of meting you.
- Nancy
Cindy was a high school friend who was always cheerful and full of humour. Our classmates have written beautiful words to her and her family and especially her special friend, Denise. We were a close class and have kept at touch. It was wonderful to see her a few years ago at our "60th" get-together. We will remember her with fondness. Enjoy this new journey, Cindy.
- Dana Laliberte
So sorry to hear Cindy passed away. Will miss her stories and smile. Your wings will take you to your special place Cindy
- Livia
Sending our condolences to Cody and Amanda and family your in our prayers your mom was a wonderful person love Gary and Tracy Downes and family
- Tracy Downes

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