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Tribute: Cynthia Reddish

Tribute: Cynthia Reddish

Cynthia Reddish was born on 4 November 1951 to George and Jean Reddish in Thames. She attended Thames Corps (church) with her parents and two older brothers Neil and Graeme.

Cynthia was an active member of the corps. She played in the band and timbrels and was a Sunday school teacher, a primary leader and a graduate of corps cadets. She became a soldier of The Salvation Army in 1966. 

In 1973, Cynthia transferred to Lower Hutt where she met and married Joseph Cocker in 1974. They attended the Lower Hutt Corps with their daughters Bronwyn and Joanne. Cynthia’s service included Sunday school teacher, primary leader, home league fellowship treasurer and timbrels. For the last 16 years, Cynthia worshipped at Wellington South Corps with Joseph and coordinated the welcoming team for several years.

During her working life Cynthia was the longest serving member (34 years) of Rata Street School in Naenae, Lower Hutt. She loved people and listened to and supported others. Cynthia was a treasured grandma to Regan and Gemma.

Cynthia Cocker was promoted to Glory on 23 November 2022. Her final farewell was to a packed congregation in Newtown followed by interment at Akatarawa Cemetery in park-like surroundings. 

You will never be forgotten—remaining in our hearts forever. Well done good and faithful servant of the Lord!

Joseph Cocker

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