YOUNG DEANNA MARYSE (MERRI) passed away peacefully in Sydney,​ Australia on 13th July 2020. Dearly beloved daughter of the late Henry William Michael (Mike) and the late Neilia Rose Young,​ dearly beloved sister of Sandra and Adrian,​ sister-in-law of Peter and Charmaine,​ loved aunt of Scott,​ Olivia and Lorraine. A funeral will be held on Friday 24th July 2020 at Rookwood General Cemetery,​ Sydney,​ Australia. Always loved and remembered. Contact: Adrian Young 61 (0) 417737800.

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(ex Staff Medical Research Institute Borella, Sri Lanka)

9 June 1936 – 13 June 2020


Passed away peacefully in Sydney, Australia.

Beloved wife of Ukwatte Liyanage Jayasena (ex Bank of Ceylon).

Loving mother of Dilmini & Rajiv, mother-in-law of Devaka & Kamalini, affectionate grandmother of Savanthi, Kavindri, Kavin, Dinesh & Raminda (all residing in Australia).

Beloved sister of Iris, Melvin, Swarna, Anula, Percy (deceased), Justin (deceased) and Stanley (deceased).


May she attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana.


Private funeral to be held on Thursday 18th June. The service will be live streamed with details to be provided soon.


Funeral Live streaming details

The service for:

Stella Jayasena

is scheduled to begin at:

Thursday, June 18th 2020 at 1:15 PM (Australia/Sydney)

Thursday, June 18th 2020 at 3:15 AM (UTC)

This is a Private Service and as such requires a PIN number to access the page.

Please ensure that this PIN number is only provided to individuals that you would like to have access to this live streamed service.

This service’s PIN number is:


Please click the link below or the WATCH image and enter the PIN to watch the service.

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Obituary Notice – Mrs Rupa Seneviratne Banda (Founding Member of Peradeniya University Alumni NSW)

Mrs Rupa Seneviratne Banda


Dear Friends,

My wife Rupa passed away peacefully at the Sans Hospital in the morning of June the 9th 2020.

The funeral is on 21st Sunday June 2020 at 10 am with Buddhist rites. There will be streaming of the event and the link to view the process is below.

I am sure my wife would have liked you to remember her as she was, a bright happy lady with an eternal smile.

I believe that viewing the departed is to contemplate on impermanence and to pass that merit gained on to the departed.

Sunday morning was selected for your convenience to watch the streaming.  This can be done from your home, and so pass on your merits, to her. 

I have worked all my life for the welfare and health of the community. I cannot imagine the backlash our community will face, if by any chance a Covid-19 catastrophe does occur due to the funeral.

I will not fail my community now.

I therefore decided to have no viewing, due to the pandemic, and have a private funeral with the relatives, just up to 50 following all the regulations as to space, distances and hand hygiene as the NSW law demands.

To pass merit to all those who departed from our community, during this pandemic, I shall join with their loved ones and endeavour to have a religious ceremony, once the danger of Covid-19 to our vulnerable people is no more.

Felix Adler wrote..

“The dead are not dead if we loved them truly. In our own lives we give them immortality. Let us arise and take up the work they have left unfinished, and preserve the treasures they have won, and round out the circuit of their being to the fullness of an ampler orbit in our own.”

“The smallest star its perfect work hath done if it hath twinkled”.

–      Dr Seneviratne Banda


The service for:

Rupa Seneviratne Banda

is scheduled to begin at:

Sunday, June 21st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Australia/Sydney)

Sunday, June 21st 2020 at 12:00 AM (UTC)
watch service

Watch Service

This is a Private Service and as such requires a PIN number to access the page.

Please ensure that this PIN number is only provided to individuals that you would like to have access to this live streamed service.

This service’s PIN number is: 9847

watch service


Important Information

There are some important points that need to be considered to ensure that you, and those you choose to invite, are able to successfully view the service, including:

·       Internet Connection

In order to successfully watch a live streamed service, you must have an Internet connection of reasonable quality. Whilst our live stream can be viewed on mobile devices over mobile wireless networks, we cannot guarantee that the reliability of the live stream, particularly in locations where signal is unreliable. Where possible please consider watching the stream from a fixed Internet connection.

·       Web Browser

We have gone to great lengths to test and minimize the technical challenges of viewing our streaming services, however it is important to mention that the technology of streaming is reliant on many external factors outside our control. Factors such as Internet speed, network reliability, what software is on your computer, and even the hardware you are using to view the stream will all affect the overall experience. To find out which devices and browsers we support, please visit our help article.

·       Video Quality

Our player will automatically select the most appropriate stream to match your Internet connection speed. This has been designed to minimise buffering and increase the reliability of your service stream.

·       Audio

All funeral service live streams include audio. Please ensure that your device’s speakers are set at an appropriate volume or alternatively please use headphones.

·       Live Stream Testing

It is important to ensure that your device and / or web browser meets the minimum requirements to watch our stream successfully. You can test your device at any time by visiting our Stream Test page.

We understand that this is a difficult time and have designed this service to be as reliable and simple to use as possible to ensure a good experience. If you do have any problems please do not hesitate to contact your funeral arranger for further advice, or browse our support articles for more information.

Thank you,

Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium – Magnolia Chapel




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Obituary: Felix Joseph Weinman (Melbourne)

Felix Joseph Weinman

Felix Joseph Weinman
Date of birth 29.05.1933
Date of death 28.04.20

Passed away peacefully in the hands of Jesus

Burial details at Bunnerong memorial park Melbourne on 1st May 2020 (Friday) @ 10 am

Loving Husband of Audrey.
Loving father of Arthur, Tyronne, Tony, Marie, Keith and Damian

Dadda, you we will always remember you as a loving and gentle dad
We love you and Will always be our hearts forever

Tony Weinman

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Obituary (UK): Indra Pedropillai, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister


Family notice
It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform you that Mrs. Indra Pedropillai – wonderful and loving wife, mother and sister, retired professional accountant, finance director, teacher and active member of her church – passed away peacefully in the early hours of 22nd January 2020, following a stroke on 20th December 2019.

She was the devoted and cherished wife of Ivan Pedropillai and the dearest mother of Ajith and Corinne, loving mother-in-law of Damian and Marina and the proud, kind and caring grandmother of Rhys, Edward and Harry.

She was the second daughter of the late Mr Soosapillai and Mrs Josephine Rayappu (both of Jaffna, Sri Lanka) and a much loved sister of Teresa Joseph (England), the late Anton Rayappu, Rajes Bastiampillai (Canada), Punitha Benedict (England), Bonny Rayappu (Australia), Suba Rayappu (England), Niranjan Rayappu (USA), Jacinta Regis (England) and Nirmala Simon (Canada).

She will be missed dearly by her in-laws, godchildren, nephews, nieces, family friends, work colleagues and the church community to whom she was so devoted.

A life fulfilled through dedication to all those around her and a happiness that she has touched so many in such a wonderful way. A bright candle has gone out amongst us all.

More details on website –

Gone But Not Forgotten
(Author Unknown)

We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our best to the end,
‘Til we could do no more.

In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.

You left behind aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere;
We never shall forget you,
And hold you ever near.

Funeral and Viewing

If you are able please join us for the funeral day
Friday 14th February 2020

(See more details further down)
Mass: 1.00-2.00pm
Cremation ceremony: 2.40-3.20pm
Commeration Meal: 4.00-6.00pm

Time and Date: 1.00-2.00pm, 14th February 2020
St Christopher’s Catholic Church
Address: Dallas Road, Cheam
Surrey SM3 8RS
Telephone: 020 8642 0744 / 020 8642 2088

Cremation Ceremony
Time and Date: 2.40-3.20pm, 14th February 2020
North East Surrey Crematorium
Address: Lower Morden Lane, Morden
Surrey SM4 4NU
Telephone: 020 8337 4835

Commemoration Meal
Time and Date: 4.00-6.00pm, 14th February 2020
Sacred Heart Wimbledon Parish Upper Hall
Address: Edge Hill, Wimbledon
London SW19 4LU
Telephone: 020 8946 0305

Parking at the Sacred Heart
There are about 30 spaces in the car park next to the halls, including a few marked disabled spaces. Additional parking is available on Edge Hill and Darlaston Road. A controlled parking zone operates from 8.30am – 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Between these times parking is only available in the marked pay-and-display bays which are largely located on the stretch of Darlaston Road next to the church and on Edge Hill next to and above the church.

The lower stretches of Darlaston Road and Edge Hill are largely reserved for permit holders. Permit holders’ bays can be used outside the controlled hours, but please make sure you don’t block residents’ driveways and avoid parking on the double yellow lines. Wardens have been known to patrol.

Access for disabled
Disabled individuals can be dropped off at the ‘drop off’ area when visiting the Upper Hall. Drivers are asked to use a normal parking space after the drop off. There is a chair lift inside the Upper Hall to take wheel chairs to the main floor level.


Dates and times
Saturday 8th February : 9.30am – 3.00pm
Monday 10th February : 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 11th February : 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 12th February : 9.00am – 5.00pm

Viewing Parlour
WA Truelove & Son Limited
Address: 31 High Street, Cheam
Surrey SM3 8RE
Telephone: 020 8642 3300
​​​​​​​Please send your messages and tributes via the “Messages and Tributes” page on this website. This will help us to collate these more easily for Mum and the family.


Ajith Pedropillai (son) : +44 7990 594 997
Corrine McCarthy (daughter) : +44 7738 295 144
Suba Rayappu : +44 7802 245 835 (who is kindly helping us to coordinate Mum’s side of the family)


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Obituary: FERNANDOPULLE Jennifer

Jennifer Fernandopulle

FERNANDOPULLE Jennifer wife of Bernard SriRajan . Beloved daughter of Hyacinth and Joseph Holsinger. Much loved sister of Jacynth and the late Ian (Kinky) Mendis, Travice & Celine, Monty & Wendy, Bernard & Pauline, Jannice and the late Iggy Paiva, Sister in law of Nihal Neville, Mahen  & Prakash passed away peacefully.

Funeral  service will take place at the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church 26 Swanston Street St Marys at 1.30 pm. on Friday 11th October 2019

No flowers by request- You can make a donation to Cancer Research if you wish.

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OBITUARY: Claude Denzil Joachim

Claude Denzil Joachim

Claude Denzil Joachim, (Retd. P&T Dept. SL) Dearly beloved husband of late Emilda, loving father of Aubrey and Doyne Joachim and father-in-law of Nelum and Angela, much loved grandfather of Ryle and Dale, Nichole, Linda and Suzette and great grand-father of Zara and Hazel passed away peacefully on July 10th. Claude enjoyed 96 years of life in God’s great garden.

Viewing and prayers will take place at White Lady Funeral Home, Pennant Hills, NSW, on Thursday,18th July from 6 PM to 8 PM. Thanksgiving Mass at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Barnier Drive, Quakers Hill, NSW, on Friday, 19th July at 10 AM, followed by burial at Castlebrook Memorial Park, Rouse Hill NSW at 12 noon.

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Obituary notice: CUMARASWAMY – Yogamani (Yogi)

CUMARASWAMY – Yogamani (Yogi)CUMARASWAMY – Yogamani (Yogi); beloved wife of the late Ponniah Cumaraswamy, loving mother of Harry & Shyamali and mother in law of Damayanthi & the late Barry Gorman. Grandmother of Dilly & Hiro, and great grandmother of Arjuna, Zara, Roshan & Jade. Cremation at 2.30pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019 at Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park, cnr. Delhi & Plassey Roads, North Ryde.


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