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Sydney Finkelstein

Sydney Finkelstein

Home city: Montreal, Quebec
Age: 45
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.

Memorial Message

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
photographer
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

If you would like to add a Photos section, please contact Gloria Appleby at gappleby@madd.ca or 1-800-665-6233, ext. 229. All photos will be subject to approval by MADD Canada staff.

If you submitted this tribute and would like to add a Memories section where visitors can post thoughts, images, and videos, please contact Gloria Appleby at gappleby@madd.ca or 1-800-665-6233, ext. 229. All posts will be subject to approval by MADD Canada staff.

Sydney Finkelstein
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