Sidney Walman

22-Sep-1924 - 15-Oct-2020

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Sidney Walman

It is with both a heavy heart and a heart full of gratitude that we announce the passing of a true gentleman. Sid Walman, known to many as "Windsor's King of Hospitality", passed away peacefully on October 15th, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Sid was born in Toronto on September 22, 1924, but leaves his legacy in Windsor-Essex. For 43 years Sid welcomed the greater Windsor community into both his home and his home away from home, Ye Olde Dominion Tavern, affectionately referred to as the D.H. He shared stories, taught thousands of people how to carry themselves with honour, respect, and dignity, while also allowing people to enjoy a draught beer and a Bam Bam Burger with Tom Tom meat. Sid possessed the unique ability to see all people as equal at a time when society struggled with that notion. Everyone loved Sid, because he treated everyone the same - like his extended family. This often meant treating neighbourhood kids like his own as he regularly made up jobs for them so that they could have some pocket money. A win-win, the kids earned money and the DH had its leaves raked and snow shoveled. Sid is survived by his daughter Myra, his son Bruce (Ada) and the apple of his eye, granddaughter Tyra. Sid joins his loving wife Belle, who passed away on June 26th, 2015. A private family ceremony has already been held. In Sid's memory we encourage you to make Sid proud - hold a door open for someone, treat a stranger with a little extra kindness, pay for someone's coffee if you can. The King of Hospitality may have left us, but his legacy will continue.

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Posted by Sandra Glass | 23-Oct-2020

Oh my! The end of an era of gentleman pub owners. Sid was such a warm, welcoming person. The DH was one of my favourite haunts with friends. My sincere condolences to Myra and Bruce and their families. Fondly, Sandra

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