Cy Becker

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.
From Wikipedia.

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

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.

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