Place Name: Cy Becker
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1981)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Cy is a masculine given name, often a short form of Cyril, Cyrus or Seymour, and a nickname.
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Charles "Cy" Becker (1908-1965) was one of the pioneers of the transportation industry in Canada's North. Becker started his flying career as a pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service in WWI. He completed a law degree at the University of Alberta in 1923, and in 1929 formed the firm of Commercial Airways Limited with partner "Wop" May. From 1927 to 1932, Becker was associated with the Edmonton Flying Club. Around 1932 he established the Northern Waterways Company which provided transport on the Mackenzie River. Becker was appointed Queen's Council in 1946 and was police court crown prosecutor in Edmonton from 1931 to 1937.
Suburb Boundary Cy Becker, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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