Community mourns loss of popular Pickering High coach

Cyril Sahadath – 1957 – 2013

With great sorrow we announce Cyril’s sudden passing on March 18, 2013. Cyril was the beloved husband of Kathy Cowan Sahadath, loving father of Casey Sahadath, son to Lintoy Sahadath, son-in-law to Jim and Jackie Cowan, brother to Curtis, Colin and Liz. An uncle to Cameron, Catie, and Christopher; Chelsey and Clay; Candice and Corliss; Sarah, Stephen, and Michael; Celine and Emilio; Kennedy and Kampbell.

He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all his family and friends. He was a coach and inspiration to countless students and athletes in Toronto, the Durham Region, across Canada and the United States. Cyril was a thoughtful and caring man with a great sense of humour, a devoted husband and father who loved his family, his friends, his students, and his athletes. He was generous with his time and effort to not only his students, friends, family, and wife and son but to everyone who needed a helping hand.

The family will receive friends on Sunday March 24, 2013 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, Ontario, L1T 2Z7, 905 428-8488. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday March 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish Highland Creek Catholic Church, 200 Morrish Road, Scarborough with cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Variety Village.

Funeral Details
McEachnie Funeral Home
28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax, ON, CANADA, L1T 2Z7
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

St. Joseph’s Highland Creek Catholic Church
200 Morrish Road, Scarborough, ON, CANADA, M1C 1E8
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:00 AM

Other highlights from Cyril’s track and field coaching career:

School: Graduated from Woburn C.I. in Scarborough in 1977. He attended McMaster University.
Work: Early on he taught Math. Later he was department head of Special Education at Pickering High School in Ajax from 1988 to 2013, and coached all of those years.

Coach: The winningest coach in OFSAA T&F history by winning 13 OFSAA team championships. Several, if not most of them, were consecutive. Coached club track with Optimists/Phoenix Athletics, then Durham XLs for several years.
Athletes in past: He has coached so many hurdlers from the GTA over the years at some point in their career. Both he and his brother, Curtis. Some older notables that I know of are as follows:
Adrian Woodley
Veronica Dyer
Dion Trowers
Perdita Felicien
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep

Athletes from this generation:
Marissa Smith
Izzy Ogieva
MacKenzie Moseley
Brandon Wilson