Spr Cyril “Cy” Elcock (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Cyril “Cy” Elcock (Ret’d) at home in Winnipeg, MB on 14 January 2005 at the age of 84 years.
Cy was born ‘out in the prairie’, an area that has long since been absorbed by the city of Winnipeg. He was a veteran of the Second World War who enlisted in the United Kingdom in 1940. He served in the 3rd Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers and saw action in Spitzbergen, the Italian Theatre and Northwest Europe. Cy was discharged in Canada in 1945.
After the war Cy worked at the Canada Safeway Milk Plant for 33 years as a cottage cheese maker and pasteurizer. During his time, he won the Lily Cup award trophy for the best cottage cheese in Manitoba several times between 1964 and 1974. Cy was Life Member and Past President of the General Sir Sam Steele Branch # 117 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Winnipeg.
In accordance with Cy's wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on 18 January at 12:30 PM at General Sir Sam Steele Legion Branch. Interment at the Little Britain United Church Cemetery in Lockport, MB will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cy's memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society. [dcJun17gd} [zsp]