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Cindy Lynn Winder


October 28, 1958

Sarnia, Ontario


June 6, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


Winder, Cindy

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Cindy Winder on June 6, 2023. Beloved daughter of the late Marguerite and Robert Winder Sr. Survived by her siblings Robert Winder, Susan (Ed) Bilodeau and Tammy (late Shawn) Smith; Dear niece to David (Gloria), Jimmy (Tootsie), Joe (Debbie); loving and proud aunt to Robert (Kelly), Kristin (Evan); Ashley, Hailey; Connor (Kathleen), Colton (Jazmin) and Cali. She will be missed by many cousins and was a cherished friend of many. Beloved dog mama to her fur baby, Ali. Predeceased by her aunt Ilene. Cindy had a vibrant personality, heartfelt laugh and an infectious smile. She was thoughtful yet crafty; she loved the element of surprise and got a good chuckle from people's reactions. She was always up for an adventure and looking forward to planning the next one. She was an avid traveller and concert goer. She had a passion and zest for life that propelled her in both her personal and professional lives. "He who finds a friend, finds a treasure." From her radio days at CKJD, her administrative work in and around Lambton County to her many, many social circles, Cindy had formed many cherished friendships throughout her years and had a knack for keeping people connected. She was a natural leader and a valued friend. She was deeply loved by all who knew her and the loss of her will be felt for years to come. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the McCormack Funeral Home, 254 George Street, (at College Avenue) for visitation on Wednesday June 14 from 5 to 8 pm. Words to be shared at 7 pm. An interment of Cindy’s cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery on Thursday June 15, at 2:30 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Cindy’s Guestbook” at If desired, remembrances to either the Sarnia Humane Society or the Arthritis Society Canada would be appreciated.

Visitation & Services

McCormack Funeral Home

5 - 8 pm.

Wednesday June 14


No Services


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Cindy always was a joy and smiling. Prayers to her family and friends. She will always be remembered for doing great things in Sarnia. She will be very much missed.
Stephanie D. Wicks

My heart goes out to Cindy’s family and friends.
I had the pleasure to spend an evening with Cindy at my sister’s house when she popped in for a visit quite a few years ago. I was visiting from out of town and we had a fabulous evening filled with lots of laughter. She was a special woman and I am so sorry to learn that her life is gone too soon. I know that Kathie will sure miss her.
My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her.
Joanne Pretty

I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy was a beautiful person inside and out . . . and many loved her so. May her soul rest in God's loving arms.
Pascale de Frahan

To the Winder family. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Cindy was a fantastic person and a great ray of sunshine ☀️. Many great times in the childhood neighborhood. Cherish her always.
Pam Kelley

So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. She was a bright light and always made people feel like old friends. Our sincere condolences to Cindy's family.
Lindi and Mel Inch
Lindi Inch

My heart goes out to Rob and family!I remember Cindy always with a big smile and a beautiful laugh!Brian and I go up to her apartment for Christmas cheer!Cindy rest in peace!

So sorry to hear, she really did have a vibrant personnality. RIP .
Gaétane Leroux

My deepest sympathy to the entire Winder family.....may the millions of memories of Cindy help you through these tough days.....thinking of you all
Marimae Moscone

My deepest condolences to the Winder/Smith family. My heart beats a little slower, but your soul will always make us move forward. Saying good bye, is so hard, however I must. Rest in eternal peace my friend, thank you for being part of my life.
Carla Harwood

My beautiful friend Cindy, I will miss you & your laughter. The world will not be the same without you! You were such a fiercely loyal and kind friend. You were an inspiration to many and you will not be forgotten. I am blessed to have worked with you all those years ago at CKJD. I know you will be leading one of God's army of angels. Love & prayers to your friends & family.
Karen Dietrich

I was deeply saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Cindy at CKJD/CJFI (later CKTY/The Fox-FM). She was vibrant and welcoming and her love for Sarnia Lambton was second to none. Cindy was a true people person as evidenced by the massive group of people whose lives she touched. She’ll be greatly missed. Sending my deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Mike Nisbet

Rob, Sue, Tammy and heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Cindy....her many memories for all of us will help get you through these tough days ahead...RIP Cindy...gone but NEVER forgotten
Marimae Moscone

I can't believe I am here writing this. It's been a week and the shock still hasn't worn off. We will miss you Cindy. You were always such a supportive and encouraging friend with a bright smile and positive demeanor. Til we meet again dear friend.
Jen and Scott Slack

Rob, Tammy, Susie and families Please know you’re in my thoughts, I loved your sister and like most everyone who knew her I’m heart broken to hear of her passing. She was a bright light to everyone in her path, a friend to all and while she didn’t always have things easy and often was in pain from RA she always had a smile or cheerful laugh everytime you were in her presence. She was a friend to Gary when he needed her most, she quickly became my first real friend when I moved to Sarnia and no matter the time between our chats it was as if no time passed. I like many have said am heartbroken💔It’s time to rest now Cindy but I will never forget the beautiful friend you were to me. Keep smiling ‘twinkle toes’’ I’ll never forget you. RIP Beverley Boone
Beverley Boone

I feel truly blessed to have had you as a friend for the past 40 years. Too many great times and laughs have been had to count. That we had many more to come is what hurts the most with your passing.
Mark Cornell

I still can't believe she is gone. She leaves a big hole in my heart and my world. Cindy had such a huge personality and will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace Cin. I miss ya!
Cynthia McColeman

To the entire Winder family, especially Sue who I worked with at Sunripe, Please accept my most sincere condolences of this huge loss. I knew Cindy from her CKJD days and onward. Having a couple of businesses in town at that time, I often had Cindy working developing ad campaigns and such. She was always wearing that bright, contagious smile of hers. She made a huge impact on so many people. Take comfort in knowing that she was loved and respected by so many, myself included. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Anna De Carolis-Brady

My heartfelt condolences to Cindy's family. I had the pleasure of working with Cindy at the radio station and her smile lit up the room. She will be missed. Rest in Peace Cindy.
Carolyn Swift

So sad to hear of Cindy's passing. She was indeed a wonderful person and I consider myself lucky to have known her. May Cindy Rest in Peace and Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her for All Eternity.
Matt Mitro

Sad day to lose Cindy but a privilege to have known her as our neighbor. Each morning on her walk with Ali it was a delightful conversation with both.
Rita Magny

Rob, Tammy & Families... So sorry to hear . My heart goes out to all of you. I met Cindy through Aunt Ilene. Such a great person. R.I.P. Cindy.
Evelyn White

There are no real words to express the sadness of the loss of a special friend like Cindy. She truly was one of a kind. That smile, that laugh. 40 plus years of memories . your friend Sue Nyholt ( one of the Sauble Beach 6)
Sue Nyholt

Sending my deepest condolences to Cindy's family. She was my friend for over 40 years. She truly cared for her friends. I will miss her dearly.
Leona Shepherd

Kristen and Evan, I am so very shocked and sorry to hear about the passing of Cindy. I had the pleasure of the acquaintance of Cindy and know that she loved you very much. She adored Deklan and Wren. My very sincere condolences to you on this great loss.
Ann Tuplin

My condolences to the family. Cindy was a great friend and will never be forgotten. She will be missed.
Maria Silveira

Sincere condolences to Cindy’s family. We are still in disbelief with her passing. She was always looking forward to the next road trip. Will miss her and Ali’s visits.
John, Liz McKegan

Our hearts are broken...will be looking up the hill for years to come and wondering when her and Miss Ali are coming for treats for both of them....Love to all her family.....Tam and Jim
Tammy and Jim Leavoy

I am heart broken to hear of sweet Cindys passing. Cindy was a wonderful friend with unconditional love. We worked together for many years while she was at the radio station with the Miss Teen and Miss Sarnia pageants. She was a gem with her huge smile despite her difficult pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I love you beautiful lady. Rest in Peace💕
Carolyn Russell

I have this feeling there's one more star up in the sky tonight. And even though it's far away, it's brightness and warmth still reach us here to make the night a little less dark. I had the privilege of working with Cindy at LEO and she was always a caring, supportive, wonderful woman who will be dearly missed. With deepest sympathies, Meegan de Bock
Meegan de Bock

Our deepest condolences to Cindy's family. We had the pleasure of knowing Cindy through our brother Allan. She was the nicest person and easy to love right from the start. Sincerely, Laurie (DeSerrano) & Dave Danchak.
Laurie & Dave Danchak

My sincere condolences to Cindy's beloved family. I have had the pleasure of many great laughs and good times with Cindy. I am truly saddened to see Cindy gone long before here time. She was a shining light to so many people and well regarded by all. Rest in peace my friend.
Rob Harwood

To the Winder Family, my heartfelt condelences on the passing of Cindy . My family got to know Cindy through my brother, Al DeSerrano and she immediately made an impact on all of us. She was a special friend and truly a wonderful person. May her wonderful memories of her stay with you forever.
Zane DeSerrano

To The Winder Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister. Our thoughts are with you. Barbara & Dave McCaughrin

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