June 12, 1959 – November 19, 2017

It is with profound sadness we announce Cindy has passed away. She leaves to mourn her husband Ted Duffell, her son Quinn Mjolsness, her step-daughter Naomi Duffell (Mike Schlosser) and family of Calgary, her father Chester (Martha) of Cochrane, brothers Brian of Atlin B.C., Barry (Lorna) of Calgary, sister Lorie (Royce) of Cochrane, in-laws Bill and Marquerite Duffell, Bonnie Duffell-Farrier (Dale) and Stephen Duffell (Debbie), all of High River. Cindy was predeceased by her mother Beryl Mjolsness in 1995. Cindy will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and her special great nephew and great niece Jaxson and Jorja who made her smile daily.

After graduating, Cindy packed her bags and headed to Vancouver to fulfill her dream of living by the ocean. For 25 years she worked in the movie and TV industry. Her other passions included singing and working with flowers. Cindy joined local choirs in Vancouver and Cochrane. Cindy’s dream of owning a flower store became a reality when she moved back to Cochrane and opened Petal Pushers flower shop. Five years later the call of the ocean brought Cindy back to the west coast where she enjoyed many trips to Hermit Island and Black Rock with her friends of 20 years, the McKenzie’s.

As per Cindy’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation   www.childrenswish.ca  in Cindy’s memory.


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  1. On November 21, 2017 at 11:25 am April Stapon Said:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy 15 years ago. She is a kindred spirit and a wonderful woman. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. My sincerest of condolences to her son Quinn, and Cindy’s husband and extended families. You are at peace now Cindy. You have left a wonderful legacy in your son Quinn. RIP

  2. On November 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm Jacki Chidlow and Phil Said:

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. Our deepest sympathies go out to her husband, son and family. Cindy has such a beautiful soul who touched the lives of people around her. May your family be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you all at this difficult time.
    Jacki and Phil

  3. On November 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm Marilyn (Mjolsness) Will Said:

    Sending my most sincere condolences to all those connected to Cindy. I know her passing will leave a huge hole in your hearts. Her kindness to Brian and me will never be forgotten. She was a very special lady. I feel privileged to have known her, especially during this past couple of years. I wish her Peace and Love.

  4. On November 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm Fran Byers (Coady) Said:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Cindy’s family. She was fortunate to have a strong sister to walk this path with her to the end. I have fond memories of a childhood playing with Cindy her sister Lori and my sister Marion, horseback riding at McBrides, climbing fences and running across the Trans Canada hwy to play together, skidooing in the gravel pit, tobogganing at the hoodoos, playing dolls and Barbies, swimming in dug outs, so many great times and treasured memories. Cindy you impacted my life and the life of many. Your beautiful smile and your huge heart will be forever embedded in my memories. Your pain is gone your strength and positive attitude will never be forgotten. Until we meet again Rest In Peace.

  5. On November 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm Colin Ferguson Said:

    What a special woman and an incredible and loving Mom to Quinn Elliott. Over the past 35 years of knowing Cindy I have always marveled and her indomitable spirit and constant sense of the adventure she was on. So sad that adventure has come to an end for Cindy but she sure nursed it for all it was worth. Gonna miss he calm and constant kindness.

  6. On November 21, 2017 at 10:48 pm Terry&Rob Said:

    We knew Cindy for such a short time and managed to catch up with her on two visits from Australia. To know her is to love her. So very special in so many ways. She will be missed by so many. ❤️

  7. On November 22, 2017 at 7:22 pm Karen Ebeling Said:

    Cindy was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved her family very much and did things for some of them that took a lot of stamina and courage. I will always be grateful for the things she accomplished and I know her family does as well.
    She went above and beyond and accomplished many things in her life! She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.

  8. On November 23, 2017 at 6:17 pm Brenda Diteljan (nee:Klotz) Said:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to especially Cindy’s sister, Lorie, and all of her family and friends. Cindy and Lorie were childhood friends in Canmore. My sister, Annette and me, Brenda, had many sleepover adventures at Cindy and Lorie’s, across the highway, at the base of Lady McDonald. Cindy was so full of fun and laughter and will, I am sure, be sadly missed by many!

  9. On November 23, 2017 at 11:10 pm Janice and Bill Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing, even though we knew her for such a short time she welcomed us like old friends into her life. Our sincere condolences to her family.

  10. On November 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Was sorry to hear about Cindy share your memories and the love she had for you to her son and husband and family she is just a thought away.Chester Martha Brain Berry and Lorie are thoughts are with you at this time may you know she loved you and was a big part of your family may the spirit of her live in your hearts.May God keep you all in the palm of his hand.Blessings on you

  11. On November 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm Sheryl Phillips Said:

    I am so sorry to hear about Cindy’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with Cindy’s family, Ted and Naomi. May your memories bring your comfort at this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

  12. On December 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm Bob and Elaine mjolsness Said:

    We are so sorry to have heard of Cindy’s passing. We send our condolences to her family and friends at this most difficult time. Bob and Elaine Mjolsness

  13. On December 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm Sheila French Said:

    I was saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. I worked for her at Petal Pushers and was always in awe of her creativity and her passion for her work and life. She was a free spirit and her quiet caring nature will be missed. Condolences to Quinn, Ted and all her family that she cherished. Rest in Peace Cindy and may your spirit truly soar.