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Memorable Manitobans: Sydney Alexander “Syd” Lecker (?-2005)


Son of Romanian immigrants Joseph Allen Lecker (c1883-1924) and Marie Laura Clara Shaen (c1883-1979), and brother of Manuel Norman Lecker, he became a teacher at John Black School (1950-1954) and was Principal of Fort Whyte School (1956-1959) before joining the Winnipeg School Division. His career included periods at William Whyte School (1959-1962) and Ellen Douglass School (1963-1969) while he earned a Bachelor of Arts (1967) from the University of Manitoba. He was a founding member of the Winnipeg Corvette Club. He died in Winnipeg on 28 August 2005 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Joseph A. Lecker], Winnipeg Tribune, 31 October 1924, page 3.

“Man succumbs to injuries in street brawl,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 October 1924, page 1.

“Jury requests closing up of “joy” parlors,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 November 1924, page 17.

“Witnesses tell court of fatal street brawl,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 November 1924, page 1.

“Arthur Shaler to be tried for manslaughter,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1924, page 1.

“Free admission parlor owner standing trial,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 December 1924, page 1.

“More than 2,000 will graduate at 89th exercises [Bachelor of Arts - General],” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1968, page 14.

Obituary [Marie Lecker], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1979, page 42.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 2005, page 45.

Winnipeg estate file PR05-01-70833, Sydney Alexander Lecker, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2019

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