Cynthia was born and schooled in Cape Town South Africa. She married her first husband David in 1972 and came to Canada in March 1974. Their first child Roy was born soon after their arrival (May 1974). Three years later they welcomed Steven and both boys were baptized at All Hallows Church on Main Street. This church has since been replaced by row houses but still bears the name All Hallows Crescent. They bought their first home in North York, Toronto nine months after arrival. David worked as a gasfitter/plumber and Cynthia worked in the accounting field in downtown Toronto.
After six years of missing mountains and oceans they relocated to Terrace BC. What a change from the hustle and bustle of Toronto but oh the joy of being surrounded by mountains, rivers, and ocean and they finally felt settled. Their joy was complete two years later when they had their daughter Courtney in 1980. The family immersed itself in the life of St. Matthew’s church in Terrace. Courtney was baptized there and David and Cynthia held many positions in the church. In 1991 a new church was built with helpers from the United States. David and the men of the church installed the plumbing and heating, put up walls and painted etc. The children (along with the rest of an active church community) have put messages and time capsules in the walls. A wonderful time which came to an abrupt end for the family with the sudden death of David in 1992. He was the first regular congregant to be buried from St. Matthews. Cynthia and the kids remained in Terrace. The children went off to university, and life started to change.
Cynthia married widower Jack Wreggitt who came to St. Matthews after his wife died in 1991. They married in 1996 and after she retired from the college in 2011 they came down south…. as far south as they could to get away from the brutal winter North. Jack and Cynthia joined our present parish of St. Mark and the two are very involved with the church and local community.