In Celebration of

Albert Joseph Saikaley

March 10, 1940 -  November 8, 2020

Al died after a courageous and stubborn battle with cancer -he was, after all, a Saikaley. He has gone on to meet his beloved wife Cathy, who passed in January 2020. Together, they were what we call 'good people'. Over the years, they often cottaged at Chippewa Lodge in Barry's Bay, where Al was an avid fisherman. This wonderful, crusty and sweet man embodied the term "work ethic". Over the years, Al was employed at Abrams Supply, Wood Wyant, Ranger Sanitary Products, JM Ranger Canada and Poulain Distributions. There, he worked as shipper-receiver, purchasing agent, warehouse coordinator and warehouse manager -all at the same time! Al is predeceased by brothers Joel, George and Donald. He is survived by brother Sam (Pauline), daughter Cindy (Luc Frechette) and grandson Matthew of Winnipeg. He will also be missed "big time" by many nieces and nephews. He was grateful for the company and care of his "Stamford Cronies", especially Chad, Angela and all the neighbours. A Private Family Service took place at the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11a.m.

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Georgina Kearney (Friend)

Entered November 9, 2020

Al was a great man. He will be missed.

David Saikaley (Nephew)

Entered November 9, 2020 from Ottawa

Many, many years of looking after all things "family" how I'll remember Uncle Sonny (as we called him back in the old days). He attended to people because he liked people and he was liked in return by so many. Always liked to chat and laugh, too. He will be missed by many... The little kid in me wants to add : Say hi to my dad and Granny, our uncles, and aunts and all the rest of the clan for us...

Joel Saikaley (Nefew)

Entered November 10, 2020

Miss you Al

Michael Saikaley (Nephew)

Entered November 10, 2020 from Pei

Al, uncle Al, uncle Sonny..
I want to thank you for everything you taught me. Fishing stories were never lacking when in your company. I miss you xo

Cindy (daughter)

Entered November 11, 2020 from Winnipeg

Dear Dad...although our relationship was a long distance one, I am so grateful to have it. I carried specific (good) memories with me from being a little girl like the time I spit milk into your fish tank and you never even got mad at me. More recently, our visit 2 summers ago when I got to see both you and Cathy. I hung on every word you told me about the family. Thank you Dad for loving me all through the year (being able to just pick up again no matter the time span). I love you too and will miss you more than words can say.


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