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LESTER, Sydney “Syd” Joseph

June 30, 1951 – St. Boniface, Manitoba
January 26, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Syd Lester of Calgary passed away on January 26, 2015 at the age of 63 years.

Sydney Lester was born on the 30th of June in the year of 1951 to his parents, Sydney and Esther at St. Boniface Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the third of six children and the eldest in boys. Named after his father, he is predeceased by his Father Sydney Robert Lester, his mother Esther Lester and oldest sister Sylvia Lester. He is survived by his common-law partner Norma, his stepchildren Jeffrey, Jezzelyn and Jaycee, his sister Donna and Brothers Lyle (Charlotte), Paul (Eva) and David (Lori) and a number of nieces and nephews.

In his early years, Syd grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from Miles MacDonnell High School and then went on to what was then the Red River College in Winnipeg where he graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration. Syd had a successful career in business and accounting achieving his Accredited Public Account and Chartered Accountant Certifications. He worked primarily in Western Canada living in a number of cities as he pursued his career. Syd met Norma while semi-retired but working and living seasonally in Vancouver to escape the harsh Winnipeg winters. From there, Syd came to Calgary, Alberta with Norma where he fully retired until his passing.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Sydney Lester, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Dorothy and Rocky :

    Our sincere condolences. May the love of family and friends give you comfort and strength to cope in the days ahead. God bless Syd.

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