Cindy Irene Arlint

02/09/1957 - 18/09/2020

Obituary for Cindy Irene Arlint

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Cindy Irene Arlint on Friday, September 18th, 2020 in her home at the age of 63 years.

Cindy was born to George and Elenor Bain on September 2nd, 1957 in McBride, BC. Her family moved to Dimsdale, AB where she grew up on the family farm with her 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She played an active role in the youth community including organizing many dances at the Dimsdale Hall. She met her husband Keith from Grovedale, AB and following high school graduation they moved together to Fort McMurray where she completed her Drafting Degree at Keyano college. They returned to the Grande Prairie area where Cindy began her very successful career as a draftsperson in the surveying industry that stretched over 40 years. In this time she raised 2 children and was blessed with 5 Grandchildren. Cindy and her family built a beautiful acreage in Grovedale, AB with a lot of love and hard work.
Time spent with family was the most important to Cindy. Whether it was family potlucks where her famous salad was always a hit or hauling square bales where her hard work was always admired. She was always happy to spend time visiting, playing and crafting with her children and grandchildren. Her calm, patient and kind nature inspired all who knew her. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, Grandmother and friend to many.

Cindy will be dearly missed by her loving husband Keith of 44 years, Daughter Shannon (Riley) with Grandchildren Alicia, Zachary and Faith, Son Jason (Lisa) with Grandchildren Mitchell and Cara, Mother Elenor, Sisters; Cheryl (Bob), Ellen (Fred), Donna (Darryl) , Brothers; Jody, Elmer (Lisa) and Brent (Rhonda). As well as numerous extended family and a lifetime of friends.

She was predeceased by Father George Bain, Sister Betty Gubbe, Father-in-law Jack Arlint, Brother-in-laws; Dennis Gubbe, Murray McEwen and Ernie Rigler, Sister-in-law Rita Bain and Son-in-law Dwayne Batyski.

Due to COVID restrictions the funeral service will be by invitation only. Cindy’s celebration of life will take place on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 10:00am at the Bear Creek Funeral Home. Interment to follow at the Grovedale Cemetery. For those who are unable to attend, a livestream of her service will be available on the Bear Creek Funeral Home YouTube Channel. Please search Bear Creek Funeral Home on YouTube and it will appear there when the stream has begun.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Cross ( or Grovedale Fire Department (Box 140 Grovedale, AB T0H 1X0).

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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My thoughts and prayers are with you, Keith, and family. I have many fond memories of you both during your time at Harry Balfour School.
- Joe Quinn
Cindy, you have helped me so much in advancing my career in drafting. I am going to missed working with you. May you rest in peace. Condolence to your family.
- Benjamin Chioa
Keith, Elmer and families: Sincere condolences in Cindy's passing. The online tribute is a testament to the positive influence she had on family, friends and many others. Keep those fond memories close to the heart.
- Randy Repka
Condolences to the Dave and family also to the Bain family who I grew up with. May the many memories heal your hearts. May Peace be with you all.
- Karen Matheson
Keith and family I was so saddened to hear of Cindy's passing. She was such a lovely lady and a joy to work with. Her smile brightened so many of our days and she was always there to help anyone in anyway she could. I am terribly sorry that due to Covid-19 we cannot all gather and be there to pay our last respect. I know at this time the grief and sorrow is all consuming, but I trust in time this will be replaced with only beautiful memories. My deepest condolences.
- Brian Huber
So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. She was a special person and will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Hugs to you all.
- Terry. Dechief
Our heartfelt condolences to Keith and family. Gary Smith and family.
- Gary Smith
Keith, my condolences to you and the family. So sorry to find out about this
- John Buitenhuis
My heartfelt condolences go out to Keith, his family, Eleanor Bane and the Bane families. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
- Barb Greentree
Dave and I were saddened to learn of Cindy's passing. She was a very kind, thoughtful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
- Seymour Family
Keith, please accept my sincerest sympathy to you, Shannon and Jason. Cindy was always fun to be around and would never hose you from behind. I remember that she was also a better wall painter than you. I am sorry for your loss.
- Lee Fitz.
We were so very sorry to hear about Cindy's passing...such a sweet, loving person to work with. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched. We will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
- ambi & jennifer
Shannon & family; our deepest condolences. May your memories bring you comfort at this sad time. Dawn & Richard
- Dawn Hampton
Ellen, sending my sincere condolences on the loss of your sister, I know how hard it is to lose a sibling, You are in my thoughts.
- Gloria Hamilton
Our deepest condolences Dale and Sandra Impey.
- Dale Impey
Bruce and I send our heartfelt condolences. We were fortunate enough to have a quick visit with Cindy last week and it was so wonderful to talk about old times at HIW. She was such a wonderful lady and will be very missed. Thinking of all the family and friends at this time.
- Candace Tattrie
Sending condolences to you all. Linda and Stephen Connell
- Stephen Connell

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