- 1920 - 1995
Sid Staniloff was born circa 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Max and Sophie Staniloff. It is unknown how he settled in Vancouver. Sid served as an officer in the Royal Air Force and completed a tour of duty in the Far East Theatre. He became a manager of a menswear shop, in Lansdowne Centre, Richmond (unknown years and store name). Sid and his wife Ethel had two children, Howard and Mindi Staniloff. Sid was a loyal member of B’nai B’rith and during the 1970s (circa 1972 – 1974), became president of the Lions Gate Lodge No. 1716 B’nai B’rith. In the 1980s, Sid became president of the Shalom Legion Branch #178 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Sid also became one of the founders of the Jewish War Veterans in Vancouver. Sid had a successful career conducting charitable events for the Jewish community and Vancouver’s community at large. He passed away in 1995.