Homer resident, Ms. Cindiane Chhantyal, 68, died on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer, with her daughter by her side.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1952, she moved to Alaska with her family in 1954, living in Anchorage, Happy Valley, Homer and Seldovia. She graduated from Dimond High School in the Class of 1970.
Cindiane, known by many as Cindi, loved spreading her radiant light everywhere she went. She adored traveling and spent time in India, where she enjoyed cooking and practicing yoga. Her specialty dishes were split pea dal, chapatis, chai and fudge. Creative, quick-witted, and funny, she could find humor in the simplest moments. She thoroughly enjoyed brightening others’ days and would get great kicks out of making others laugh. She adored animals, her favorite being turtles, and was often snuggling with her favorite kitty, Baby Boy.
Cindi was a true artist, her mother’s daughter, and enjoyed crafting beautiful works of pottery. Spending most of her life in Alaska, she enjoyed nature’s quiet zen with gardening, berry picking, and collecting beach shells. She had an abundance of strong, caring empathy for the world. She loved her only child, Angela, and her partner, John, immensely. Her spirit lives on in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. Her last words were, “We will be all together.”
Cindiane is survived by her brother, Kevin Hunt of Prescott, Arizona; daughter, Angela Singh of Hillsboro, Oregon; and partner, John Paul Ross of Seldovia, Alaska. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peggy and Robert Hunt.
A memorial gathering with loved ones to spread her ashes at a later date.