Sidney Ross Bristowe

Born in Vancouver on November 11, 1951 and passed away peacefully on January 27, 2004 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock. A Captain and a gentleman, a comic, a collector, an entrepreneur, a volunteer, a loyal friend and a very proud father. Sid never missed an opportunity to break bread with friends and share his wit and humor around a banquet table. He suffered for many years with his weaknesses for chocolate, ladies, sharp clean cars, beer, garage sales and hot sandy beaches. He was unable to find a lasting cure for any of these. Sid faced many challenges with brain tumors in 1990, 2002 and 2003. He refused to allow cancer to rule his life. If pain was a part of the scenario, it was not a complaint he shared. Sid was trained as an ironworker and was proud of his contributions at the Mica Dam and other projects in B.C. He joined the White Rock Fire Department in 1975 where he utilized his expertise in Industrial First Aid to its fullest. Sid was a willing volunteer, lending his hand to any community event or school function. No one had to ask Sid to participate, he attended and looked for ways to help. Sid was a proud supporter of the Elks and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #8 and the White Rock Auxiliary Superfluity. Sid was an active participant of fundraising efforts by the White Rock Fire Department for such causes as the VGH Burn Unit. Sid is predeceased by his parents Reginald Douglas Bristowe and Helen Florence (Ross) Bristowe. He is survived by the pride of his life, Bradley, aged 13 and his two cousins Charles and John Christie and their families. Sid was adopted by many White Rock families who will sadly miss his company, wit and charm. A celebration of Sid’s life will be held on Monday, February 2, 2004 at 11:00 am at Victory Memorial Park at 14831 – 28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or the VGH Burn Unit would be appreciated.