Cynthia Forbes

Obituary of Cynthia Louise Forbes


After a lengthy illness, at age 70, Cindy peacefully departed this life on May 15, 2022.  She was a loving wife to Stuart for more than 49 years, loving sister to Diane Felstead, Penelope Hancock (who predeceased her), and Debbie Brown (Bill) of Atlanta, loving aunt to Michael Hancock, Sarah Forbes (Peter Warnecke), Chris Forbes (Mary Bartram-Forbes) and Jim Hall (Pam).


Cindy grew up in Toronto. Her first job, at age 17, was as legal assistant to Stuart, almost 13 years her senior.  In her youthful innocence, not knowing any better, Cindy fell in love with her first “boss” (but, with irresistible charm, quickly turned the “boss” tables).  She was a smart and sassy legal assistant, mostly to Stuart, for more than 40 years (a true test of a marriage).


In the early years of the marriage Cindy indulged her love of fashion and being in the spotlight by modelling in a number of fashion shows.  She inherited her mother’s love of shopping for clothes and shoes, and was always well turned-out, often glamorous.  As the years rolled on, Cindy indulged her love of dressing up: at Halloween (a terrifying vampire witch with fake blood dripping from her fangs, or Wonder Woman; in the latter case, male neighbours often returned with their children to get a second look), and as hostess at many a Christmas party at 77 Chatsworth Drive.


Cindy was an exercise buff, and taught fitness classes at various clubs for more than 40 years.  She loved all kinds of dancing, especially jazz and ballroom.  At weddings and other festive occasions she was determined, often to Stuart’s chagrin, that they be the first couple on the dance floor.  She loved spending time at the Forbes family cottage at Sturgeon Point.  Cindy loved reading, live theatre (Shaw and Stratford), and travelling, with a number of memorable trips through Europe, and enjoyed many Aprils in Ft. Lauderdale with Stuart.  She had a quick wit, and a kind and caring heart.


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