Uncle Sid gave me my first motorcycle ride. I think it was on a 1946 Harley Davidson. We rode on the dusty trail beside the 29 Winter Avenue , up and down a few times, enough to give to make we wide eyed and thrilled. I also got a ride in Sid's new 57 Chevy. As I recall it was yellow with a black roof with lots of chrome.
Always dapper and fashionable Sid knew how to look good . That, 'Berry blessing' of a nice hair , well groomed, accompanied by a soft smile and a kind heart is how I'll remember Sid.
Uncle Sid had a bit of mischief and fun in him. He was a good guy to have on your side.
I spoke with Sid about two weeks ago and most of the conversation was him telling me about his family, their accomplishments, their frequent visits and the caring they showed him.
I'll miss Sid's emails both naughty and nice his occasional conversations but I will cherish his enthusiasm for family and life.
My memories are of a very caring man who when my own father died in my second year of teaching at General Vanier, it was Sid who I knew was always watching over me. He was a father figure and mentor to so many young teachers at Vanier. He made each day important and made sure we never forgot why we were teachers, his students and ours. I was blessed to reconnect with Sid recently and have him at my own retirement.
God Bless you, Sid!
Our most heartfelt sympathy to Ken, Annalle and family on their loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.
November 12, 2012
You will always be in our memories. You will always be thoughts of with a smile. Our history goes back some 44 years - holidays together, New years Eve parties, cards on a Saturday night and what will we do without your e-mails.
Dearest Sid ....you will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.