SIDNEY GERALD SEGAL
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” (Steve Kloves)
Sid passed away surrounded by his loving family on
November 4, 2015 at the age of 63. The overwhelming support and love that Sid received allowed him to
remain his true charismatic and humorous self throughout his illness. His genuine smile and playfulness as a boy
prevailed as a man. In the words of a dear friend, “small in stature, Sid was a giant of a man in spirit, and his heart and soul were to be envied. He was wise beyond his years, a tribal elder in another place, space and time.” Sid’s journey began in Winnipeg, where he grew up with his late sister Ronda Schwartz and late parents Elsie and Gilbert Segal.
The friendships and laughter of his childhood would
never leave him. In his next chapter, Sid moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where he practiced law and was an active member of the Regina Rotary Club for 25 years. It is here where he found endearing love and married his beautiful wife, Cindy. They saw the world anew through the innocent eyes of their children, Alissa and Mitchell. At the age of 49, Sid enjoyed his well-deserved retirement with his family in Kelowna, BC. He volunteered much of his time to the
community and served as president of the OJC. Boating
and golfing under the sun of long summer days, Sid
absorbed all of the light and warmth that life had to offer. Our family would like to thank the incredible nurses, physicians, friends and family for all of their kindness throughout his most difficult times. Sid had an unbreakable love for life, undoubtedly driven by his love for all of those around him. Donations in Sid’s memory may be made to the Okanagan Jewish Community, 102 Snowsell St N Kelowna, BC V1V 2E2 or to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2.
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Valleyview Funeral Home 250-765-3147