Sibyl Cutcliffe

I was sad to hear of the recent death of Sibyl Cutcliffe.While Sibyl was known for many things, including her service on Charlottetown City Council, I knew her as an early web pioneer.

Sibyl acquired a WebTV in the late 1990s—the device was essentially an “Internet terminal” that used a television for display—and used it as her gateway to the web for many years, with a sometimes-tenacious determination that it was all she really needed.

Sibyl was also a kind and open conversationalist who taught me a lot about the city and its history, one of those people along the way who extended a hand toward my acclimation to the Island and its ways.


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Nora Cutcliffe on June 21, 2024 - 10:34 Permalink

Hello Peter, What a lovely surprise to come across your blog! Thank you so much for your fond memories of my mother, Sibyl Cutcliffe. Mom was certainly proud to serve Charlottetown City Council for many years, and yes, we all enjoyed her email communications via WebTV. Our family appreciates your kind comments and your personal friendship with Sibyl. We miss her very dearly. Sincerely, Nora Cutcliffe (Toronto)