Father Eric Sikora passed away in Parry Sound, Ontario on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
He was born in Buffalo, New York on February 10, 1949, the son of Leo Sikora and Dorothy Melin. Father is survived by his aunt Joanne Sikora and his cousins, Mary (Robert) Gaik and Kathy (James) Widelski.
Following his studies at St. Peter’s Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 5, 1981 at the Cathedral of St-Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough, Ontario. He served as associate pastor in St. Peter’s, Parry Sound, St. Mary’s, Port Hope, St. Joseph’s, Powassan, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Peterborough and pastor in Sacred Heart, Trout Creek, St. Mary’s, Huntsville and Holy Family, Britt. He also served in the Diocese of Buffalo, USA (1997-2005). He retired for health reasons in 2010.
Visitation will be from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Sunday, December 27 in St. Peter’s Church, 52 Church Street, Parry Sound, Ontario. Office for the Dead will be prayed at 8:00 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Monday, December 28, 2015 with Bishop William McGrattan celebrant.
Interment will take place at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY at a future date.