November 30, 1963 – January 19, 2021
Cindy-Anne Przybilla was born prematurely with cerebral palsy at the Royal Alexandra Hospital on November 30, 1963. She surprised everyone by not only surviving but thriving, living a rich and full life with loving support from caregivers and family for 57 years.
Cindy passed away peacefully in her home with family near, in the quiet, early hours of January 16, 2021 after years of physical challenges due to scoliosis and in recent years a steady decline of kidney function.
Cindy is survived by her sister, Christina (Colin) Bredin; brother, Mark (Joanne) Przybilla; uncle, Wolf (Ute) Schneider; aunt, Martha Schneider; cousins, Nancy Deacon-Schneider, Julie Robertson, Angel (Brian) Schneider, Jason (Janice) Schneider, Monika (Gary) Uganecz, Rein (Illa) Weber; nephews, Connor (Monica) Bredin, Ryan (Natalie) Bredin, Cameron (Erin) Bredin, Mitchell (Elodie) Przybilla, Logan (Summer) Przybilla; great niece and nephew, Ava and Carson Bredin; as well as all the dear friends who have known Cindy for a long time or just a little while, many whom have assisted with her care and become like family. A special heartfelt thank you to all who have made the path of life a little easier and sprinkled it with love, joy and contentment !!
Cindy was predeceased by her parents, Barbara and Siegfried Przybilla; grandparents, Ina and Hugo Schneider, Emma and Reinhold Przybilla; uncles, Gotthard (Hilda) Przybilla, Joe (Ann) Schneider and Peter Schneider.
Cindy attended school for 12 years. First at the Robin Hood School in Sherwood Park, followed by the Lynn Lauren School in Wetaskiwin. These years were followed by full time participation at the Connections day program in Wetaskiwin involving activities, outings, a chance to make more friends, inclusion in the community and a busy social calendar. Favourite outings included: Winspear concerts, performances at the Jubilee Auditorium, movie nights, bowling and especially swimming!! Cindy achieved a medal at the Special Olympics in swimming.
Relaxing weekends and holidays were spent at home on the farm which included perks such as enjoying Mom’s cooking, lots of bubble baths, story time, quad rides with Dad to go visit the neighbors, sleeping in, playing with her nephews, afternoon coffee with cake, shopping at the mall or summer road trips camping & fishing. Favourite memories were, twice yearly trips to Radium Hot Springs as well as trips to Las Vegas, Mexico, California, and Hawaii.
Cindy had a well timed sense of humour, amazing laugh and smile, love of little children, good looking gentlemen, the outdoors, books, teddy bears, classic movies and music of all sorts, especially classical. Music was her oxygen….it could make all the difficulties in life fade away.
Cindy liked to be independent and a bit stubborn occasionally. She enjoyed picking out nice outfits to wear. She was wise and shrewd and very stoic in the face of adversity. Cindy was well known around Wetaskiwin with many people stopping to say “hi”, when they spotted her out and about in town !! Cindy has taught many of us some of the important lessons in life, especially about our own humanity. Love you and miss you Cindy….hoping you will hover near us still, as we keep you safely in our hearts.
Baker Funeral Chapel in Wetaskiwin is in charge of arrangements for a graveside service sometime later in the spring or summer 2021.
Donations in memory of Cindy are gratefully accepted to the Wetaskiwin & District Association for Community Service (5211-54 Street Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 1T2).
Baker Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin
780-352-2501 or 888-752-2501
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