CLARK CHARLES ANTHONY SYDOR
June 08, 1961 - November 27, 2022
Clark, with a joyous and gracious heart, passed away peacefully at Riverview hospital on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
He leaves behind his mother Hilda Sydor (née LaFreniere); sister Nancy Penny; and brother Bob. He is predeceased by his father Peter; brother Richard, nephew Naron Penny and brothers-in-law Ron Penny and Donald Neiser.
Clark was a very unique and special individual. For many years as a youngster, he was in and out of the hospital with what was diagnosed as a seizure condition. This made for some challenges for Clark as he was growing up but it did not stop him from many accomplishments.
He was a very determined fellow, and despite the odds, he acquired his grade 12 diploma in 2001 at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. A highlight there was his excellent acting in school drama productions. He also attended St. Anne’s school, St. James Collegiate, and Linwood school.
He had a love of beautiful things and became very interested in growing gladiolus, eventually winning many ribbons at shows throughout Winnipeg. He was soon asked to become a judge because of his keen eye and knowledge and was even invited to the USA as a judge. He travelled to Tennessee, New Jersey, Minneapolis, New York State and then back up North to Montreal.
He was very interested in politics and many politicians in Winnipeg knew him personally.
Clark also travelled to British Columbia on several occasions to stay with his second cousin, the great Canadian icon, “Our Pet Juliette” (Juliette Cavazzi) whom he was most proud of. Unforgettable as well, was his trip by himself to Los Angeles California for a convention for Marilyn Monroe whom he loved abundantly.
Clark was also an excellent bridge player and had an uncanny ability to remember all the cards that were played. He also had an amazing memory when it came to Hollywood and could name all the movies, actors and directors nominated for awards. He loved organizing the family Academy Awards night contest every year and delighted in handing out little prizes to the winner.
Clark’s greatest achievement was his care for, and love of his mother. They lived together in the Courts of St James till a few months ago. Even though his mother is over 100 years old, they would go out every day, rain or snow for 5 to six hours at a time. Clark would push her in her wheelchair and they would take the bus all over the city.
Everyone about town seemed to know and love Clark and his mother. They were inseparable. And they were always a joy to be with.
Thank you, Clark for being in our lives.
A funeral celebration will be held at 11:00 am. on Wednesday December 7, 2022 at the St. Ignatius church, 255 Stafford at Corydon Avenue. It will also be live streamed.
Interment will be at a later date.
The family would like to thank the amazing and caring staff at Riverview Hospital, Ward 3 East. I know Clark was truly very grateful for your care and compassion.
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