THOMS, Cynthia M.R. (nee Fell) Born February 2, 1909, passed away quietly in Victoria, B.C. on January 25, 2008, a week away from her 99th birthday. Cynthia was born in Nelson, New Zealand and spent her childhood as an active and spirited young girl whose passions included swimming, skiing, fishing, tennis and riding her beloved horse. After graduating from Wellington School for Girls in Nga Tawa, New Zealand, Cynthia sailed to Britain and attended the Bedford Physical Training College in England from 1928 to 1931 and became a physiotherapist. In 1934 she married Bernard H.Thoms, a mechanical and electrical engineer. She was the eldest of three children born to Phyllis and Justice Richmond Fell and endured the loss of her brother Rod in May of 1941 at Maleme, Crete, and less than a year later, her sister Pam in a plane crash on Mount Richmond in May of 1942. Cynthia was a gallant lady who lived each day to it's fullest, and offered her enthusiasm and talents wherever they were needed. While living in Calgary, she worked at the Glenbow Museum for many happy years, was an executive member of the Calgary chapter of the Engineers' Wives Association, and was elected President of the Col. Belcher Hospital Auxiliary Society. After moving to Victoria, Cynthia volunteered much her time to the Royal British Columbia Museum and to the Royal Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary. Cynthia was a very social individual, and her ready smile warmed us all; she will be missed by family and friends alike. Cynthia is survived by her two sons, Charles Robert (Robin) Thoms, and Hamish Thoms, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful staff at Luther Court for their kindness and caring during Cynthia's final weeks. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., Victoria, at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 2, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Royal Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary in Victoria. 440795 Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/29/2008.