Obituaries

Obituaries : RONALD RENNY PIERÈS In loving memory of RONALD RENNY PIERÈS 5 MARCH 1946 – 11 APRIL 2024 Please join us as we say goodbye to a loving husband, father, brother and friend. MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2024 SERVICE AT 2.30PM ADDRESS: PINEGROVE MEMORIAL PARK WEST CHAPEL, KINGTON STREET MINCHINBURY NSW 2770 WAKE TO FOLLOW   Click here to receive your free copy of the eLanka Newsletter twice a week delivered directly to your inbox! ...

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Obituary : Eve Thassim   Just to let you know that Eve ( my wife of 58 years) passed away peacefully early this morning at 2 AM at Mater Hospital. The funeral will be later today (9 April 2024) at Rookwood Cemetery. Awaiting details. Tass Thassim tthassim@bigpond.net.au   Funeral Notice Eve Thassim 14/3/1940 -9/4/2024 Aged 84 years Passed away peacefully Dearly loved wife of Tass Thassim (Camer) for over 57 years Adored mother and mother-in-law of Lief and Jennifer, Naomi and Steven Daykin, Niel and Samantha Loving Amma to William, Sophie and Nicholas; Anna, Mikey, Sam and Josie; Evan and Chiara Loved sister and sister-in-law to Bob and Marcia Eve will be greatly missed by all her family and friends “Always in our hearts” Eve’s family warmly invite you to a celebration of her life to be held at the All Soul’s Chapel, Hawthorne Ave, Rookwood on 11th April 2024 ...

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Vale Richard Heyn – By Lawrence Machado image source:-quadrangle.lk The 1962 Peterite cricket captain Richard Heyn passed away yesterday in the US. He also was a very good hockey player. His brother David represented Sri Lanka in cricket and hockey. May Richard’s soul rest in peace. The sad news was passed on by their cousin Lawrence Heyn. No funeral details known at present. Below is the 1962 Peterite team, courtesy of the Quadrangular magazine special edition. image source: quadrangle.lk Seated (from left): David Heyn, Maurice Deckker, Richard Heyn, Fr Rufus Benedict (Prefect of Games), Tyrone Le Mercier, Tissa Jayaweera, Travice Fernando. Standing (from left):  D. Pararaswaram, Clifford Bartlett, Franklyn Bowen, Rohan Abeysundera, Kevin Ruberu, Ravi Fernando, Christopher Harridge, Aditiha de Silva. Click here to receive your free copy of the eLanka Newsletter twice a week delivered directly to your inbox! ...

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OBITUARIES (E & O.E.) (MARCH  2024)                                                               VETHAKAN, Helen, wife of the late Arthur Vethakan, mother of the late Rajkumar,​ Rajam,​ Winston and Winicia, mother-in-law of Manjula,​ Jerome,​ Rukshana and Derrick. Grandmpother of Prashan,​ Jeggan,​ Rajiv,​ Rumesh,​ Divya,​ Ashwini,​ Jonathan,​ Maneka,​ Johanan and Radesh,​ and their spouses Pooja,​ Sumyutha,​ Karen,​ Anisha,​ Rehan,​ Shevin and Nicole. Great grandmother of Ella,​ Jiya and Rhea, in Sri Lanka on February 28, 2024. (Daily News, 1.3.3024) RAYMOND, “Billy”, Christopher Robin., (20.02.1943 – 29.02.2024),   husband of Christine (née D’Abrera), father of Danielle and Richard and Ryan, father-in-law of Tamara, grandfather of Jai and Saira. Son of Colin and Alma Doris Raymond, brother of late Barney, late St Elmo, late Dr Anton, late David, late Joan ...

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Flamboyant Wicketkeeper Batsman Russell Hamer Passes Away – By Lawrence Machado Dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Russell Hamer, who played for Ceylon (later Sri Lanka) for many years, passed away in Colombo on Wednesday, March 27.  He was 76. The former Wesley College star, who had his share of health issues, was always a treat to watch on the field. He loved to entertain and had a loyal following wherever he played. A former Ceylon Schools representative, Hamer represented the country at the annual Gopalan Trophy against Tamil Nadu, with a highest score of 52 in the 1970-71 series. These matches were among the highlights for Ceylon and later Sri Lanka in the days before the country attained Test status in 1982. During a time when Ceylon produced crack wicketkeeper batsmen, Hamer was at the top of his game, playing a few limited over matches for the national team. This was a time ...

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VERNON FITZROY DE ALWIS ( NAKI ) DEATH NOTICE VERNON FITZROY DE ALWIS (NAKI) It is with deep regret we wish to announce the passing of Vernon de Alwis, who was called to rest on 18th March, 2024 Beloved husband of Lorraine. Much loved father of Michelle Rayne Balthazaar. Loving grandfather of Aaron and Christopher. Brother of Mark Alwis. Brother-in-law of Aubrey and Jacqui Mackessack and Claudette Alwis. Requiem Mass at St. Anne’s Church, Seaford, Victoria at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 26th March, 2024. Tel: +61 39786 0816 Click here to receive your free copy of the eLanka Newsletter twice a week delivered directly to your inbox!  ...

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Notices of Doyne and Marlene CASPERSZ     Doyne and Marlene Adored and loving husband and wife for 61 years. Loving parents, grandparents, great-granparents, uncle and aunt. Doyne, son of Maurus (Dec) and Zoe (Dec) and brother of Lorette (Dec), Trevor (Dec), Rosemary, Heloise, Humphrey, and Caryll (Dec). Marlene, daughter of William (Dec) and Nellie (Dec) and sister of Powell. We will never get over your passing. You will always be in our hearts forever. You are now in God’s hands. May you rest in peace. With all our love and God’s Blessings forever. Your son Adrian, daughter-in-law Ellie and grandchildren, Caitland and Ashton. CASPERSZ Doyne and Marlene A Requiem Mass will be held at Christ Our Holy Redeemer East Oakleigh, 11.00am, Tuesday (26 March 2024). At the conclusion of the Mass, the cortege will leave for a burial service at Springvale Botanical Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at ...

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Dr. Gregory Camillus Pathinather – OBITUARY A beloved husband father, grandfather, uncle, and friend born 12th March 1931 passed away peacefully on 12th March 2024. There will be a viewing on Thursday 21st March between 5 pm and 8:30 pm at Guardian Funerals I First Avenue, Blacktown The funeral service will be held on Saturday 23rd March at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. 198 Old Prospect Road, Greystanes There will be a short viewing at 9:15 am with the funeral service starting at 9:45 am. The burial will be from 11.45 am at Castlebrook Memorial Park Rouse Hill 712/746 Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill A gathering after the burial will be held at Vinegar Hill Memorial Library: Town Centre 29 Main Street, Rouse Hill If you wish to attend the viewing and funeral virtually, please ask an immediate family member for the streaming link. of this legend -10 We ...

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Hans Van Culenburg: An All-Time Boxing hero – By Lawrence Machado Hans Van Cuylenburg, one of Sri Lanka’s finest boxers, has passed away after a prolonged illness. He suffered a stroke more than 12 years ago and had been bedridden since then, suffering more complications over the past few months. He was 74 when he passed away at his Dehiwela home. Hans is survived by wife Alane, and children TracyAnne (Melbourne) and Alec (Melbourne), and siblings Olive and Ronald. Hans was a household name in Sri Lanka during his heyday, along with his late brothers, Winston, Geoff, and Bunty. Their dad worked with my father, Rosario, at their business A.X. Machado and Sons, for many years and he was a thorough gentleman who used to visit us at home. I last spoke to Hans in February, and he reminisced about the days when he also worked for my Dad when ...

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