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Born: Apr 10, 1959

Date of Passing: Dec 08, 2022

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After a brief illness, Cynthia Lynne Solimka (nee Johnston), passed away on December 8, 2022.
Cynthia was predeceased by her parents Betty and Bill Johnston. Left to mourn and cherish her memory is her husband Court Solimka. Also left to remember her are family members and dear friends.
Cynthia was born on April 10, 1959. In her younger years she excelled in sports and was a brilliant academic with degrees from the University of Winnipeg and the University of British Columbia. Throughout her life she played guitar, piano and harp and taught music. She was an adept seamstress who created costumes for local plays and theatre productions. She and Court enjoyed the ballet, theatre and sporting events together. Cynthia had a generous spirit, was always kind with her time and was always willing to help a friend.
Cremation has taken place and there will not be a service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Messages of condolences may be left on Cynthia's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of your loss my friend, all the best. Tony Sproule - Posted by: Tony Sproule (Friend) on: Jan 05, 2023

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Cynthia seemed to bring out the best in you. - Posted by: Linda Graham (Friend ) on: Dec 20, 2022

  • Dear Court, My sincere condolences on the loss of Cynthia. I cannot believe my friend of more than 55 years has passed away. Cynthia had many gifts and talents, but one of the strongest and best was her ability to keep and maintain friendships. She was kind, generous, thoughtful and considerate. Always ready with a helpful suggestion, an offering of something she'd just baked, a phone call to share news or just keep in touch. Her creativity was limitless and ran from the gamut from making ginger bread houses, to doing theatrical makeup, to all things musical. I once saw her casually tear apart a very lovely (and expensive) white silk dress to re-do it and make it better for her - and when she was finished, it was! May her memory forever be a blessing. Greg Kelner - Toronto - Posted by: Greg Kelner (Friend) on: Dec 18, 2022

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