Agop J. Hacikyan
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Agop J. Hacikyan (1931-2015) It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Agop on July 3, 2015, in Montreal. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Brigitte, his brother, Mike, his children, Talleen (Diego), Stephen (Lori) and Patrick, his three grandchildren Pablo, Alexia and Sasha, extended family and friends. He was Emeritus Professor of Literary Studies, academic, writer, historian, and Dean of Studies at The Royal Military College of Saint-Jean. He is the author of over 30 books on literature and linguistics, and seven novels. Funeral service at Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral, 615 Stuart Avenue, Outremont, Quebec, Wednesday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hay Doun or Fonds Jason for young people with cancer can be made in his memory.

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Published in The Gazette from Jul. 6 to Jul. 7, 2015.
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August 1, 2015
Bonjour Talleen,
Je savais par Maman qu'il n'allait pas bien. J'ai été désolée d'apprendre la nouvelle, même si je ne le connaissais pas. Tu as toute ma compassion, je sais malheureusement ce que tu es en train de vivre.
Je vous embrasse tous
Ségolène Koerfer
July 31, 2015
Il est difficile de trouver les mots justes pour exprimer ce qu'on voudrait dire alors je vais citer Jean d'Ormesson qui résume tout à fait ma pensée : Il y a quelque chose de plus fort que la mort c'est la présence des absents dans la mémoire des vivants
Véronique d'Alauzier
July 13, 2015
Agop was a great human being who truly did great things.

He is now a story in the numerous lives of the people he touched, his students, his readers, his friends and of course his family.

My wish for all of us that are left behind is that at least one of his grandchildren picks up where he left off to do even greater things, in their own unique way.

I think that that is what Agop would have wished for.
Viken L. Attarian
July 12, 2015
You were a very important part of my childhood; I feel like another branch has been cut off from the big tree....But what you have etched in our lives and hearts will be a legacy that will live with us forever.
Sylvia Mosticyan
July 11, 2015
Dear Brigitte and family,
our heartfelt condolences on your sad loss. We hope that Hagop is in a better place, and that you and your family will heal in time.
Eddie and Hanna
July 9, 2015
The priest quoted an African proverb:
"When a man dies, a library burns to ground."
In your case part of your library will live on
in actual libraries, schools, homes and
the hearts and minds of the people close to you.
You will always be remembered....
July 8, 2015
Chère Brigitte,

Je viens d'apprendre avec beaucoup de tristesse le décès de Hagop. À travers nos quelques moments de rencontre, j'ai pu apprécié son humanisme, son érudition et sa profonde compassion.
Je me souviendrai toujours de son magnifique ouvrage Un Été sans aube. Je me joins à tes enfants et à toi, en vous souhaitant d'être zen à travers le souvenir de cet homme créatif et d'envergure.
Janine Saine
July 8, 2015
Dear Hacikyan family,

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. Agop Hacikyan. The literary world lost a bright intellectual and author; the Armenian community lost one its own, a rare human being whose contributions have made a profound difference and whose legacy is treasured by many.
We will remember him fondly and miss him dearly.

On behalf of our executive board, our chapters in Toronto, Montreal and Cambridge, we offer our sincere condolences to all of you.

May he rest in peace and may God bless his soul.
Hamazkayin Armenian Educational And Cultural Society , Regional executive board of Canada
July 8, 2015
Dear Brigitte and Family,
It is with great sadness that Noémi and I learned of Agop's passing. We send you our sincere condolences. Agop was a dear friend. We taught together, wrote, edited, laughed and ate together in every restaurant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Although we hadn't seen each other for a number of years, I will always cherish the memories of our time together and the kindness he showed me.
Rest in peace,
Lorne Shirinian
Lorne Shirinian
July 8, 2015
Dear Brigitte and Talleen
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Please convey our sympathies to the rest of the family.
Ayda and Ira Tamigian
July 8, 2015
Dear Brigitte,

I just read with sadness the loss of Agop. He was a great man and both my late husband and I respected him very much. May you have the strength and may his soul rest in peace!
salpi Bechlian-Angaladian
July 8, 2015
To the Family of Dr. Hacikyan,
We offer our most sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Xanthoula & Constantine Petras
July 7, 2015
Dear Hagop, we walked a similar teaching and writing path, you and I, for many reasons. Most importantly our mothers were good friends. And we were graduates of the same school. We were going to collaborate on a book; somehow it got side tracked. But you gave me space in your Anthology of Arm. Lit. Internet was not invented yet when we made those plans. I shall always remember our last meeting in Montreal at the Diocesan Armenian Conference. Many moons ago!!!Rest in Peace dear Hagop.
Sonia Harlan
July 7, 2015
Chers Brigitte, Talleen, Diego, Stephen, Lori et Patrick,

J'ai appris aujourd'hui avec une immense tristesse le décès d'Agop. Nos familles sont liées depuis très longtemps et j'ai souvenir de tant de moments de complicité et de joie passés avec vous. Agop était toujours attentif, bienveillant et chaleureux. Avec les années j'ai pu mesurer l'ampleur de sa culture, de son érudition, son humour fin et la complicité remarquable qu'il partageait avec Brigitte. Sa délicatesse et sa simplicité en faisait un homme très agréable à côtoyer. Il était extrêmement fier de sa famille et en parlait toujours avec bonheur.
Son livre Un Été sans Aube m'a profondément touché; à travers ce roman magnifique, j'ai pu m'approprier une partie de notre histoire. C'est très précieux pour moi.
C'est avec beaucoup d'admiration et d'affection que je me souviens de lui.
Je pense à vous tous et à vos proches avec beaucoup d'amitié et de sympathie pendant cette épreuve qui vous afflige.
Bien chaleureusement,
Nathalie Shamlian
July 7, 2015
Greatly moved by the news of "Jack"'s death. May he rest in peace!
Ed Franchuk
July 7, 2015
Just learned of Agop's passing. We only knew you both for a year but the memories are vivid and sweet, even today. We hope Briggete you and your family have the same kind of memories. He and you all will be in our prayers.

George and Anne Marie Dramis--NDC 34
George Dramis
July 7, 2015
Fondly remembering Agop,his achievements and the days of our youth...
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all who have been touched by him.
Eddy & Sylvia Cuhaci
July 7, 2015
Dear Brigitte and family

I am so sorry to hear of Agop's passing - he was such a beacon of love and hope. All of his friends from the National Defence College will remember with fondness his wit and humour and humanity as we traveled the world together.

All our love

Frank Came and family - and all members of NDC 34
July 7, 2015
Losing a friend of dear Agop's stature is more than a loss. It tears something out of our lives. Nora and I send our heartfelt condolences to all his dear ones. May he rest peacefully in the lights of the Almighty.
Karekin Gurunlian
July 7, 2015
May the legacy remain with us forever...
Sima Aprahamian Hovhannessian
July 7, 2015
Dear Talleen
Jacques and I would like to express our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. He was a very accomplished man of which we are certain you are very proud.
Judi & Jacques
July 7, 2015
Dear Talleen, Brigitte and Hacikyan family,
It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the loss of Agop J. Hacikyan, a friend, a writer, academic... The loss is great! Our deepest sympathies, Sima & Armen
Sima Aprahamian Hovhannessian
July 7, 2015
My memories of your father are a very important part of my past, not only because of his warmth and attentiveness when I was a child, but more recently, because of the impact his book "A Summer Without Dawn" had on me. I also remember as a child how very proud of you he was. My deepest sympathies to you and all your family. Love from Marianne Cuhaci
Marianne Cuhaci
July 7, 2015
Mr. Agop was a good friend of many of us at the Lebanon-Quebec Cultural Forum.
We remember his sadness at the funerals of his good friend John Asfour last November where he said that he never imagined that John would precede him. As he joined him now, they will be friend forever.
Georges Abou-Hsab
July 6, 2015
Dear Talleen
Imre and I were very saddened to hear of your father's passing.
Please accept our deepest sympathies. May your memories of him comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time.
Eileen and Imre Erdos
July 6, 2015
Thanks for all you did for us.
Jilber & Jill Gasbaryan
July 6, 2015
You will always be with me.
Talleen Hacikyan
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