9 November, 1976 – 20 March, 2021
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from him who has been entrusted with much, even more will be demanded.” Luke 12:48
The sun slowly rose from behind the rim of distant forests on the morning of March 20, 2021. It was Sintija’s last sunrise. It had a surprising clarity not a single cloud in the blue immensity of the sky. After a long and difficult struggle, Sintija’s eyes closed forever on this morning. As the unexpected spring blizzard had stopped the previous night, with the rising of the sun she had passed on towards eternal peace and final redemption.
A native of Latvia, Sintija moved to Minneapolis, USA, in 1999 to accompany Juris during his medical training there. In 2001, together with sons Peteris and Janis they moved to a new location- the enchanted island of Cape Breton, where daughters Anna and Helena were born in 2004 and 2006 respectively. “Life is a road trip”, and it was. Rarely a weekend would pass without diving into the natural beauty of what Cape Breton has to offer in spring, summer and fall. The winter cross country skiing on the Highlands was possibly the ultimate joy of outdoor life- being face to face with the white immensity of majestic untouched nature.
The natural beauty of Nova Scotia served as a source of inspiration for Sintija, and our family. Gifted with an attention to details, a talent for the visual arts, a natural intuition for all things musical, and a doggedly enterprising nature, Sintija excelled in every field that she would immerse herself in- painting, sowing, quilting, knitting, and ballroom dancing. She taught her skills to her children and was so very supportive of each of our undertakings. Her generosity provided a nurturing environment for our family to thrive in, and she was consistently selfless in putting our needs before her own.
She would go out of her way to help anyone with her vitality but her brightly radiant smile sometimes belied increasingly painful internal struggles. She liked to prove to herself that there were no obstacles too difficult to overcome. Sintija’s persistent refusal to give up was a true inspiration. Reflections of her being remain everywhere- in the children, in her art, in the things that she touched and in the great outdoors that she liked the most- from the viewpoint on Coxheath Hill to the eternal expanse of the Highlands. Her spirit is still there- as the sun ascending on its course, glimmering on the pristine whiteness of the snow, Sintija had been an embodiment of joy, happiness, and radiant birhgntness until the twilight days of her life, and so she will remain in the memories of family, friends and all who knew her. She will remain in the heart of her many cycling and skiing friends in Cheticamp. Her joie de vivre will continue to be an inspiration for them on their future excursions. May our most sincere thanks go out to everyone involved in caring for Sintija and helping our family over the last years of her illness- Dr. Paul Murphy, Dr. Yvonne Libbus; ER nurses and staff at CBRH, Matthew Donovan and Patricia Hawco, Ieva Vitins in Halifax Sanita and Askolds Dabolins in Latvia, Donnie Earle and Ann Whalen in Sydney, and many many others, whose care and love we have been blessed with over the years.
A private family service will be held at the T.W. Curry funeral home at a later date. Any donations in memory of Sintija Lazovskis, please, direct to the nonprofit Coxheath Hills Trails Association, address 1330 Coxheath Road, Sydney, NS B1L 1BR. May you rest in eternal peace, harmony and grace, our beloved wife and mother, until we meet again. Juris, Anna, Helena, Janis Peteris Lazovskis
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29 March 2021
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Lazovskis family on the passing of Sintija. We hope that your many happy memories will ease the pain of losing a loved family member and help lift your spirits in the coming days. Please take care and know that we are thinking of you all.
Sheldon and Sue Nearing
26 March 2021
I am saddened to hear of Sintija's passing. My sincere condolences to her family.
26 March 2021
Sintija was an UBER artistic, kind and considerate soul. I met Sintija and her family many times on the trails of Ski Tuonela skiing. She always had a great big smile on her face when I met her.
I am very saddened to hear of her passing today and send her family my deepest condolences.
26 March 2021
Very sad news. Our paths had not crossed for a long time however the memory of her kind & gentle nature will remain....She was a unique & sensitive soul. My sympathy to her family ....the beautiful tribute to her brought to mind the song from the group "The Fray" title "Be Still". She has found peace.