June 10, 1963
July 18, 2023
Cynthia A. Franklin, a woman who lived her life with gentleness, grace, kindness, humor, and most importantly, love for her loved ones, passed away at a young age due to a relentless cancer. Despite her illness, Cynthia remained an inspiration until her last breath, living her final days with purpose and a generous spirit. Surrounded by her family and friends, and in the comfort of her home alongside her partner, Cynthia passed away peacefully, just as she had lived.
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Cynthia found solace by the ocean, particularly in the captivating beauty of Cannon Beach. It was there that she discovered her true place in the world, embracing the roar of the waves and the magnificence of the coastal scenery. Cynthia was preceded in death by her beloved parents Ralph and Lenore Franklin (Westlake), as well as her brother-in-law Mike Sproule. She is survived by her partner of 17 years, Allan Sproule, whose unwavering support during her final days filled her heart with love, kindness, and laughter. Cynthia also leaves behind her brother Brent and his wife Kristine, as well as her cherished nephews Jaxon and Walker, whom she adored.
Among the Sproule family, Cynthia is survived by her brothers-in-law Dale, Dennis/Joan, and Brian/Mary, as well as Kathy [Mike]. The Sproules will forever miss Cynthia’s radiant smile and are deeply grateful for the abundance of love she brought into Allan’s life. Cynthia held a special place in her heart for her dear friends Anne B., Kathi D., Katrina S., and Carla D., and she wants them to know that their love and friendship meant everything to her. She considered it an honor to call them friends.
Cynthia enjoyed a successful career spanning over 30 years. She first worked at BMO before joining TRG/HUB employee benefits, where she formed lifelong friendships with her colleagues and clients. Cynthia had a profound impact on many, including Greg P., Nicola W., and countless others whose lives she touched throughout her career.
Just as Cynthia was a beacon of kindness and gentleness, she left behind a world that was kinder and gentler than when she entered it. In honor of Cynthia’s memory, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the BC Cancer Agency – Leiomyosarcoma Research, the Vancouver Food Bank, the Union Gospel Mission, BC Children’s Hospital, or RAPS. A celebration of Cynthia’s remarkable life is currently being planned.