Lyons, Thaddeus Sylvester "Teddy"

LYONS, Thaddeus Sylvester "Teddy," transit worker (b 1887, Portage la Prairie, MB; d 27 Feb 1955, Vancouver). From 1911 to 1950 he worked as a conductor on one of BC ELECTRIC RWY CO's 2 open-air observation cars touring downtown VANCOUVER. He was a master of the corny one-liner who entertained passengers with a steady stream of jokes and stories. He was one of the city's most popular characters; BC Electric even published a book of his patter. The observation cars retired in 1950 and Lyons...

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