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JOHN SIDNEY BOYLING On Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 4:03 p.m. Sid passed away at The Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sid was born in Moose Jaw, SK on May 9, 1914. He is survived by his wife Phylis of 67 years, and by their children, Stephen (Toronto), daughter Cathy and husband Bill Burns (Calgary), and son Scott and his wife Tammy (Toronto). Sid and Phylis have five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, Jay Burns (Calgary), Tiffany Guenther (Calgary), daughter Haleigh, sons, Joshua and Jayson, Kelly and Dan Frisen (Calgary), Christopher and Vanessa Boyling (Toronto). Sid started his broadcasting career at 17 as a volunteer at Amateur Radio Station 10AB while attending High School. When he graduated the station had become CHAB and over time worked in all departments. Sid joined the R.C.N.V.R. and upon his discharge was made General Manager of CHAB Radio and later CHAB TV Moose Jaw. He was a speaker on the BMI Seminars traveling the United States. He joined CKLG Vancouver as General Manager and later joined CKY Radio as General Manager. He returned to Moose Jaw. As General Manager of CHAB TV Moose Jaw and CHRE TV Regina until they were purchased by CBC. He returned to Winnipeg as General Manager, Vice President of Videon Cable. Upon his retirement he served on the boards of the Prairie Public TV (FARGO), the National TV Board of the United Church, the Art Board of Saskatchewan and the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the various churches he attended during his career. He dearly loved his family. He felt broadcasting carried with it a responsibility to the public to serve, protect the public's interests and be their voice. Sid always thought in terms of others, had high values and compassion. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Westminster United Church, on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Robert Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westminster Foundation, c/o Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave., R3G 1A5. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 Broadway - 783-7211 www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 08, 2006