In Memoriam of Ernest J. Saykaly, 1927-2006


It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr. Ernest J. Saykaly, Vice-Chairman Emeritus of the Archdiocese Board of Trustees, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday February 22, 2006 in Florida. Mr. Saykaly distinguished himself as a business leader, and an exemplary steward of the Orthodox Church in North America. He was first elected to the Archdiocese Board of Trustees in 1974, and then became the Vice-Chairman of the Board from 1979 until his retirement from the Board in 1999. He was appointed by His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP as the first Chairman of the Archdiocese Department of Stewardship. He also served as the first Chairman of the Antiochian Village Council, and was instrumental in leading the fundraising that resulted in the building of the Heritage and Learning Center. In addition to his service to this Archdiocese, he served as a member of the Board of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and also as Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Seminary.

Mr. Saykaly is survived by his wife Vivian Nakash Saykaly, and children Mark, Nancy, and Janet.

The wake for Mr. Saykaly will be at the Urgel Bourgie Funeral Home, 1255 Beaumont Ave. in Mont-Royal, Quebec during the following days and times:

Sunday February 26th, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday February 27th, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 28th, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at:

St. Nicholas Antochian Orthodox Church
80 de Castelneau St., E.
Montreal, PQ H2R 1P2

May His Memory be Eternal !!