Home city: Montreal, Quebec
Date of crash: April 28, 1992
Syd was on his way to a photo shoot at about 8:00pm. He was killed by an on-coming Toyota pickup truck driven by a 62-year old man with a blood alcohol level over .08. The man, who lost control of his vehicle, jumped the median and hit my husband’s car head-on. Syd was killed instantly and the drunk driver was unhurt. The drunk driver had two previous convictions.
The following tribute message was composed by Mona Finkelstein, wife of victim.
As a child he was called Shea, as an adult Sydney
He dreamed of living on a hill overlooking the ocean
He worked hard to provide for his family
He loved to take pictures and became a successful
He once saved a boy’s life
Yearly family vacations were unforgettable
Missing him is endless
Memories-dreams-feelings of him being right next to us
His children are getting married and having children – succeeding in
Life, their father is not here
At 45, when life was at its peak, he was killed
Montreal April 28, 1992 – a place, a time, an end
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