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Obituary – Naim (Norm) Habib Saikaley

March 23, 2016 | By | More


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Naim (Norm) Habib Saikaley
1944 – 2016
Passed away peacefully with his family beside him on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
Beloved son of the late Habib and Nazima Saikaley.
Loving husband of Widad Mitri.
Caring father of Michel, Nicholas and Bachir (Angela).
Cherished jiddo of Jacob.
Dear brother of Najla, Georges (late Mary Sabbagh), Elias, Wadih (Saydeh Abbas), Assaf (Houaida Abou-Rached) and Salwa Saikaley (Toufic), all of Ottawa;  and Chafik (Inaam Haber) of Lebanon.
He will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins and by his extended family in Canada and Lebanon.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 2:0 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion Road).
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:00am  at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral  – 2975 Riverside Drive.
Interment Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery -3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Nepean, ON K2C 3H1
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Civic Hospital Heart Institute.
In memory of Naim, donations to St. Elias Cathedral and The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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  1. Sherine Saikaly says:

    March twenty-third, 2016
    You left us out of the blue.
    It’s been a few days without you, 3amo Naim,
    And I still don’t know what to do.

    You were there from the start
    And losing you was intense.
    Now my lonely journey without you
    Is slowly going to commence.

    I always thought the only pain I’d feel from you
    Is when you’d pinch my cheeks.
    You did it every time you’d see me,
    But you haven’t done it to me in weeks.

    Our experiences since the day you left us
    Reveal that every moment without you,
    Those sorrowful and darkened,
    Is like a nightmare come true.

    I keep wondering to myself,
    Why are we shedding so many tears?
    It’s not something that you’d like from us;
    you lived your life happily for 72 years.

    You had so much strength and power in you,
    You were an incredibly tough man.
    You fought back in every way possible,
    You did things that no one else can.

    You were a very hard-working man,
    You used to love what you do.
    Chez Leila remains in your honour,
    But it won’t be the same without you.

    You carried so much positive energy,
    And your soul was one of a kind.
    You’re a great affection to so many lives,
    And you’ll forever be on our minds.

    You were blessed with a beautiful grandson,
    But he never got to say “jido”.
    I’m sure as Jacob grows up he’ll learn more about you,
    Especially from his mother and sitto.

    Micho, Nounou and Butch, aka ‘Abou Face’,
    Will continue to look up to you.
    Your wife is a very strong and beautiful woman,
    And she’ll always love you for you.

    I love the way when you used to smile,
    It lit up the whole night sky.
    I hate that before you left my life,
    I didn’t get to say goodbye.

    I thought that when you had opened your eyes to me,
    Life would continue for you.
    And when I was sadly told the bad news,
    I knew my thoughts weren’t true.

    God saw you suffering,
    And on that dreadful day;
    He made sure you wouldn’t ache anymore,
    So He took you far away.

    You’ll always be my favourite angel,
    Through darkness and through light.
    I look forward to the day we meet again,
    And for you to once again be in my sight.

    I sit there and I stand up,
    And I watch as hundreds of people go.
    I was truly amazed yesterday and today,
    Over how many people loved you so.

    I love you with all my heart, ya Jabar,
    I really really do.
    I miss your presence everywhere,
    But most of all I miss you.

  2. Glenn, Jackie and Gina-Ann Desjardins says:

    OUR deepest sympathies to the family. God bless.
    You’re in our prayers.

  3. Sami Bassil says:

    Rest in peace Norm. You will be missed. My condolences to the family.

  4. Famille Lavedure says:

    Nous partageons tres sincèrement avec vous la dure épreuve que vous vivez presentement. Nos prières vous accompagnent pour vous accorder le courage nécessaire en de telles circonstances.
    Qu’il repose en paix.

  5. Sue (Souad) Saikaley Evans says:

    Uncle Norm (Naim) was immensely proud of his wife and sons, daughter-in law and especially his grandson.

    It is with great sadness, I write. I will dearly miss my uncle Norm for all that he was and for all his comments whether we agreed with him or not. He most definitely had his opinions and knew how to stand his ground.

    He had a funny way of showing his love to the rest of his family. How many of us have shaken his hand only to feel his amazing strength? How many noses has he pulled off, leaving you with an aching sensation that you laughed at. He has also pinched an endless amount of cheeks. All this was out of love and it was his way of showing you he loved you.

    May Uncle Norm (Naim) rest in peace knowing we all loved him back.

    • Antoine & Afaf Bellama says:

      Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family .
      May god give you the comfort and peace that you seek
      and may the soul of your beloved Norm rest in peace.

  6. Tony Chrétien says:

    R.I.P. Normy, thank you for the good service and your friendship over the years. My condollences to Widad and family.

  7. Sophia says:

    Rest in peace uncle. We love you and will miss.