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Cynthia Anne Adkins

February 4, 1984 ~ May 30, 2013

A shining star has gone out over Nanaimo, as our bright and beautiful daughter passed away with her loving parents by her side. Left to celebrate her short but adventurous life are her grandmother, Catherine Adkins; and parents, Fred and Carol; all of Nanaimo; her brother, Stuart; sister-in-law, Corinna; niece, Charlotte; and new baby nephew, Elliott of Manning, AB; Uncle Lewis and Aunt Marilyn Adkins of Kelowna; Uncle Raymond and Aunt Elizabeth Randall of Aldergrove, and cousins, James and Melanie Adkins; Megan, Derrick, and Jennifer Randall, and her extended family in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and throughout Eastern Canada. She will be dearly missed by her local cadre of loving friends, and her worldwide network of friends and work colleagues, gathered during her extensive travels.

A diligent student of Hammond Bay Elementary, Dover Bay HS and Malaspina College (VIU), she graduated earning her BA in Anthropology with Distinction. After several years working with Boys and Girls Club in Nanaimo, she broadened her horizons while teaching English in S. Korea for two years, traveling throughout Asia during her vacations: sky diving, bungee jumping, riding elephants and enjoying the local cultures, food and customs. She then joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, working in their Youth Programs, for a contract in Asia, then transferred to the European / Mediterranean routes.

We wish to thank the dedicated nursing and support staff at St. Paul’s Hospital for their tireless and compassionate care, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines staff for their extensive help during this time.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday June 8, 2013 at 2p.m. at Sands Funeral Chapel,

1 Newcastle Ave., Nanaimo.

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