THOMPSON; Cynthia (Cindy) Michell
August 11, 1957 – August 12, 2015
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cindy Thompson. Cindy was a teacher whose entire 35 year teaching career was spent at Maple Ridge Secondary School. Her years of endless effort to provide the best experience for youth both in and out of the classroom will be truly missed but never forgotten. PE & coaching were her first teaching passions. Ms. Thompson’s senior field hockey & basketball teams were always some of the best prepared and most successful in the province. In the early 1990’s she served as President of the B.C. Secondary School Girls’ Basketball Association. For the past 20 years her passion has been for teaching literacy and reading. Her creative approaches and challenge to students to learn will always be remembered. In her younger years Cindy enjoyed running, swimming, and golf. More recently she loved books, her dogs Allister, Zeb and Bailey, walking, cooking, yoga, travel to visit family in Vernon and vacations with Ken in Palm Springs made her life complete. Cindy is survived by her loving husband of over 30 years Ken Dockendorf, mother Tillie Ogasawara, sister Laurie (Norm) Amiel, nephews Trevor and Tyler Amiel, step daughters, Tanya (Roger) Dunbar, Nicole (Steve) Forseth, Karen (Craig) Richardson, 4 grandchildren and extended family.
Cindy was predeceased by her father, Mickey Ogasawara, grandparents Sigie (Amy) Ogasawara and Ewald (Martha) Gatzke.
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”
A private family gathering will be held.