OFSAA 2011 207
Cyril Sahadath
  • Date of passing: Mar 18, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Let the memory of Cyril be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our friend and colleague, Cyril Sahadath. We will remember him forever.  Please share your stories, pictures and memories of Cyril.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jean Colley on 12th May 2013

"A friendly smile, a kind hello.
You made this a beautiful place to be.
Never too busy to stop and chat, never too frazzled for a welcome gaze.
That was you. And no one can ever take your place
In our hearts, and in our minds
You remain. Always, forever, the same"

This tribute was added by Gaufnette Francis on 9th April 2013

""I met Mr Sahadath a couple times, first when my son started grade 9.  I walked in his office unsure what to expect as it was a very frustrated time for me and my son. When i leave that room at the end of the meeting, i was so confident that my son is in the right hand, because Mr Sahadath was so respectable, mannerable and caring, He was a very dedicated straight forward person,  RIP.Sir""

This tribute was added by Glenys Nunez-Phillips on 1st April 2013

"My condolences to the Sahadath Family. From the Nunez-Phillips Family in Trinidad."

This tribute was added by Cam Sahadath on 30th March 2013

"Cyril is my Uncle and high school track coach. He was tough on all of his students and athletes because he could see the potential that most others would miss. He has had a very positive impact in my life and will be missed. I can still hear him yelling down the halls of PHS during track practice and joking with us as "one of the guys". My team mates will agree that he is one of a kind."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Boyadjian on 26th March 2013

"I did not know Mr. Sahadath personally, but as a member of the school staff, it is very sad to hear that someone has passed. May he always be remembered in everyone's prayers and thoughts. Rest in Peace Mr. Sahadath, you will always be remembered. :("

This tribute was added by Laura Williams on 25th March 2013

"On behalf of all our past and present athletes, I want to thank Coach Sahadath for his dedication and passion to our Athletic Program.  No one except Cyril was more proud of the banners that hung in our gym.  These banners will continue to serve as a memory in honour of your contributions. Cyril, you will be truly missed and I know our great athletes will continue to make you proud!"

This tribute was added by Deanna Danaf on 24th March 2013

"Mr Sahadath,
You were an amazing teacher, coach and friend to all of your students and fellow colleagues. You will forever be missed and NEVER forgotten.

This tribute was added by Jessica Clarke on 24th March 2013

"he was the best teacher that i ever know he was the one that i got use to because he help me get Pickering High School and he always make you laugh if you were having a bad day i will always remember him as a friend and always remember what he did for me RIP Mr.Sahadath."

This tribute was added by jelani pascoe on 24th March 2013

"I'm going to miss you my friend, thanks for placing me on the right track and making use I'm going to make something of myself. even though it hurts the way it ended up, ill do it all again. R.I.P Mr. Sahadath everything you've told me and taught me will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Stephen Lopez on 24th March 2013

"Mr. Sahadath may God be with you & may you Rest In Peace. You were my second father, you were my true Friend, who I could open up to when times were hard. I appreciate everything you have done for me. You have helped, shape me to the man I am today.The memories we shared on the track, our trips were speechless and amazing. I am a PHS champion thanks to you.  
Much love and God bless"

This tribute was added by Kerron Forbes on 23rd March 2013

"I will miss you scaring me in the AR room for fun. The times when you would check up on me. The times when you belived in me. Showing me the kindness and respect when i was to shy to talk. You helped me to become the student i am right know.
I thank you for showing me that my success was in me the whole time, i just need the confidence to show it. RIP."

This tribute was added by Yolande Jones-Grande on 23rd March 2013

"I have known Cyril as a coach with the Oshawa Optimists before they became the Durham Excels. I moved to different provinces,different countries,different cities but whenever i would see him at a track meet he always gave me a "hey yo-yo what's shaking" and then the biggest hug to go along with that constant big smile."

This tribute was added by Alex Miller on 23rd March 2013

"Don't shed a tear or begin to whimper,
through the wind, I am the endless whisper.

I lift the birds and push the waves,
fall to you in pouring rains.

I am forever with love and time,
close your eyes I'm not hard to find."

This tribute was added by Audrey Forbes on 22nd March 2013

"Our family first met Mr. Sahadath 3 years ago when our daughter was leaving Cadarackque to attend PHS - she has her own way of learning. I will never forget this teacher - so reassuring, so passionate, so caring and such a straight shooter. At the AR he remained the same - always providing support. My daughter is an honours student today, thanks to Mr. Sahadath's vote of confidence. RIP."

This tribute was added by Anne Taylor on 22nd March 2013

"We are all mourning the loss of Cyril, someone who cared so very much for others! At PHS, he was an inspiration to all as a teacher, coach, and mentor. Many times Cyril would come to me and say "Hey Boss, how can we help this kid?" Every time, he had a solution that made a difference in their lives!  Thank you Cyril for making our lives brighter.  Your light will shine on forever."

This tribute was added by Shani Thickins-Ahmed on 22nd March 2013

"My deepest sympathies go out to Mr Sahadath family and close friends.Moreover; having had the privilege of having a great teacher years ago in grade 9/10 when Mr Sahadath taught at Harwood S H. I am glade to have met and shared such good memories with many other students who he has taught in the past. He was a great teacher.Rest In Peace Mr Sahadath, all good teaches should get their wings"

This tribute was added by Dave Dabideen on 22nd March 2013


This tribute was added by Lauren Macgarkin on 21st March 2013

"Despite never having Mr. Sahadath as a coach, or teacher, I still knew who he was and what amazing things he did for Pickering high school. And every time I'd have to go to A.R for something, he and I would chat for a few minutes, or just smile and say hi. It always made my day a lot better. You're in our hearts and prayers as well as all that are mourning. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Fabian Prince on 21st March 2013

"RIP Mr. Sahadath.. PHS Track and Field will not be the same without you.
I remembered the big smile on your face, and the big hug you gave me, when PHS won the Girls and Boys titles in the Championship in Ottawa (2007). I am happy that my three girls were members of your team."

This tribute was added by Fabian Prince on 21st March 2013

"RIP Mr. Sahadath.. PHS Track and Field will not be the same without you.
I remembered the big smile on your face, and the big hug you gave me, when PHS won the Girls and Boys titles in the Championship in Ottawa (2007).
I am happy that my three girls were members of your team."

This tribute was added by Rene Bursey on 21st March 2013

"What will I miss? Trying to get to school before you. Seeing your Cadiallc in the parking lot. Jokes about my shoes and clothes. Using the photocopier,the fridge,buying a foreign vehicle,home renovations,etc. I'll miss your assertiveness, organization, dedication, meticulousness, consistency and thoughtfulness. Thanks for being there for Mrs. Bursey and most of all for just being there."

This tribute was added by Yvonne Harris on 21st March 2013

"Wit, wisdom, guidance, humour, sarcasm, love, support and so much more…you will be missed, our days will never be the same.  Hugs from my family to yours...God Bless

This tribute was added by Heidi Parfitt on 21st March 2013

"Who is that man strutting around the track with his hat perched on his head and his Pickering track jacket proudly displayed on his back...that was Cyril.  Thanks for the memories Cyril.  You made our basketball/track trips that much more enjoyable.  I close my eyes and can see your smile, hear your voice!  You have touched so many in a positive way!  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Sue Lumsden on 21st March 2013

"Thank you, Cyril, for all the hours you spent with Courtney and Josh when they practised with you at the Dome in Oshawa for track. As adults they look back on those days with fond memories. For almost 20 years, it has been a pleasure to know you personally and professionally. We had some good chats and lots of laughs...may you rest peacefully dear friend."

This tribute was added by Louise Sabino on 21st March 2013

"I only met Mr. Sahadath a couple of times.  He had a striking smile and he obviously had quite an impact on his students at Pickering High.  He will be sadly missed.  My condolences to his family and friends."

This tribute was added by Ian Anderson on 21st March 2013

"I always enjoyed talking with Cyril at a variety of track and field meets across the province - he was always searching for ways to improve his student-athletes life.  To his family, please be assured that he made a difference."

This tribute was added by Karen Briard on 21st March 2013

"I first met Cyril in '86 when I began my teaching career at Harwood Secondary.  He made an impression on me then as a dedicated, passionate teacher and coach.  He had the ability to bring out the best in his students and athletes.  He will be greatly missed by his students, colleagues and the track and field community."

This tribute was added by Kathy McGrath on 21st March 2013

"Always funny;always ment well for his Students which contributed to being a great teacher and great human being...you will be missed on this planet Cyril. signed Rob and Kathy McGrath"

This tribute was added by Deborah MckinnonBursey on 20th March 2013

"Thank you my dear friend.......you will be missed.

"Sadly missed along life's way,
quietly remembered every day...
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you're always there.""

This tribute was added by Neil Purves on 20th March 2013

"Cyril didn't know me, but I witnessed his coaching and teams throughout the years in Ottawa.  I overheard one conversation he had with a young athlete at the LJ pit.  The young boy was swaggering back to the on deck area after a big jump.  Cyril quickly said to him, "why are you swaggering?  You haven't won anything YET!". Perhaps a glimpse into his coaching philosophy and values."

This tribute was added by Kevin Dillon on 20th March 2013

"PHS & the OFSAA Track and Field community will miss you greatly.  Your passion for the sport & dedication to excellence was always evident.  The success of your team over the past 25 years was a result of the time and effort you committed to many athletes.  You cared about developing students athletically, academically, socially & morally.  Our thoughts & prayers go out to your family."

This tribute was added by Bianca Nembhard on 20th March 2013

"I am saddened by the passing of an icon; Pickering High School...(all the current and former staff and students) will never be the same.  Mr. Sahadath touched all our lives.  He was always a presence in the A/R room and he made it known!  He was always approachable and likewise approached all ...passing on knowledge, values, morals and an understanding of human needs....RIP... Mr. Sahadath"

This tribute was added by wendy Grisbrook on 20th March 2013

"When my son entered Grade 9 with special needs, as a mom i was anxious, wondering if my son would be lost in this system.  Mr. Sahadath sat me down and the one thing he said that will forever resonate with me was "I haven't lost a kid yet, go home and I'll call you if I can't handle it".  They say one person can make a difference... Its true, thank you sir for making a difference, RIP."

This tribute was added by Ron Parfitt on 20th March 2013

"If you worked hard Cyril would work with you as long as you needed.We spent many hours in his office talking about everything. He made Sundays at bingo enjoyable. Our trips went smoothly due to him.You could rely on him.Most people have no idea of the time he spent helping kids & the affection they have for him. He was an unbelievable help during the illness and passing of Justin Best."

This tribute was added by Gilbert Estridge Langley Brown on 20th March 2013

"I didn't say it before but maybe you might want to read this from heaven.  Thanks for giving my son AJ Estridge the added confidence that he needed to enhance his life.  He can proudly sport the Pickering colours because of you.  Sorry for making him miss so many track practices for music practice.  Track will forever be a part of his history and you will be the reason for it.  Thanks."

This tribute was added by Trevor Dunford on 20th March 2013

"After the clouds, the sunshine,
after the winter, the spring,
after the shower, the rainbow,
for life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
bidding all darkness cease,
after life's cares and sorrows,
the comfort and sweetness of peace."

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