Obituary Notices – July 2020.

Obituary Notices  – July 2020.

HASSAN – MOHAMED, in Hong Kong, on June 22, 2020  aged 66 years. (Contributed)

KEUNEMAN – IVOR THREN, (18.7.1944 – 25.6.2020), husband of Ingrid (De Kauwe), father of Andre, Timothy, Anika and Trevene, grandfather of Kaatya, Dakota, Ivy and Mason. Brother of Fred, Stewart, Christine and Christopher, in Sydney. (Contributed)

EDWARDS – SHEILA (nee Harmer), wife of late Godfrey, mother of Judy, Kevin, Trudy and Wendy, mother-in-law of Gillian, Prabha Dharmaratna and late Jeramy Maye, grandmother of Damithra, Dasunika  and Jayde. Sister of late Hyacinth and late Shirley, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News 2.7.2020) 


De  SILVA – Dr R.D.D. (Deryck), husband of the late Chitra Gunasinghe de Silva and Dr Renate Ziegler, father of Dr Rohitha de Silva and Dr Nilmini Nanayakkara, father-in-law of  Dr Sarah Jane Scott and Ishara Nanayakkara. Grandfather of Niveyn, Dhanika, Tharen and Nikhil, Rory and Eva, in Sri Lanka, on July 4, 2020. (Daily News 4.7.2020). 

JARKEY – JEANNE (nee Achilles), wife of Anton, mother of Valerie (Welsh), Aubrey and Honorine, mother-in-law of Russell and Nerida. Grandmother of Richard and Elizabeth, Alex and Angela and Dominic, Great grandmother of Alicia, Melanie and Alice in Australia, on July 3, 2020. (Sunday Observer, 5.7.2020)

JOHNSON – INDRA JAYASEELI, wife of late Samuel Johnson, mother of late Rachel Johnson, Michael Johnson and Joel Johnson, mother-in-law of Neelambari Johnson. Grandmother of Minesh, Avinesh and Varshini, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News 7.7.2020)

WEERASINGHE – DANASIRI, husband of late Dr Chitra (nee Tennakoon), father of Sepalika, Tamara and Suramaya, father-in-law of David Gill Colloppy and Tim Beanetton (all Melb). Brother of Nimal, Hema, Yasmin and Sanath, in Melbourne on July 7, 2020. (Daily News, 8.7.2020)

CROWE – NORMA YOLANDE (nee Blacker), 16.1.1917 – 3.7.2020, wife of Reg (dec), mother and mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother of Arnold, Chester, Roger, Cheryl, Pax, Cherie, Eden, Justin, Daniel, Luke, Nigel, Jonathan, Nadine, Max, Samantha, Jessica, Emily, Campbell, Xavier, Maya and Juliet. (Sydney Morning Herald, 8.7.2020 & Contributed)   

BUHAR – TONY. A, husband of Maureen, in Canberra, on July 10, 2020, aged 84 years. (Contributed)

BALAKRISHNAN – JUALA ‘JO’, wife of C.P. ‘Bala’ Balakrishnan dec), mother of Ranjit and Ramona, mother-in-law of Rohini and Paul, grandmother of Risha, Renee, Rayna and Rani. Sister of Daljit (dec) and Dalip, sister-in-law of Ellen, in Sydney, on July 8, 2020. (Sydney Morning Herald, 11.7.2020)


FERREIRA – SHEILA WINIFRED (nee De Kauwe), wife of James Walter (Sana) dec, mother of Merly Eardley, Roger, Marlene Vanden Driesen, Stanley, Olive De Silva, Jimmy and Kenneth, mother-in-law of Theja, Edward, Barbara, Ronald and Carmaline, in Sri Lanka. – No 28A-55, Ruklmalgama Housing Scheme, Kottawa, Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 12.7.2020)

JAYASEKERA – ROGER, husband of Monica, father of Shramani and Nikmal (Aust), father-in-law of Rohan and Sharini (Aust), grandfather of Duane, Chanelle, Darren and Kieran (Aust).  Brother of late Esther, late Godwin, late Lincoln, late Tennyson, Christobel, Shelton, Dr Lakshman and Shirani, brother-in-law of late Keble, Frank, late Michael and Marini, in Melbourne, on July 11,2020. Sri Lanka Address: No 30, 4th, Lane,

Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 12/7/2020) 

COOKE – ERIC, in Australia (Contributed)

WIJERATNE – TIDDY, (19.8.1923 – 11.7.2020), husband of Indra (dec), father and father-in-law of Asoka & Ramani, Chandani (dec) & Peter,

grandfather of Gihan, Dushan, Roshan, Cassandra and Kian, great grandfather of Scarlett, in Canberra on July 11. 2020). (Contributed & Canberra Times, 14.7.2020)


NAGLE – MERVYN WALTER, husband of Joan, father of Amanda, Susan and Robin, father-in-law of David and Ian, grandfather of 5, great grandfather of 7, in Sydney, on July 2, 2020, aged 93 years. (Sydney Morning Herald, 11.7.2020)

MACK – YVONNE NELLIE, wife of Dennis, mother of Melinda, Antony and Bradley, grandmother and great grandmother, in Sydney, on July 10, 2020. (Sydney Morning Herald, 15.7.2020)

BULNER – MAVIS, wife of Herbert (dec), mother of Glen, Yvonne, Ron, Hilary, Brian, Rodney, in Perth, on July 7, 2020, aged 95 years. (The West Australian, 11.7.2020)

EDEMA – GRACE (NAN), wife of Eddie (dec), in Perth, on July 13, 2020, aged 92 years. (The West Australian, 15.7.2020)

DOUGLAS – DUNSTAN,  son of late John & Lourdes Douglas. Husband of Chitra, father of Jude Charles Nlanka and Marina Christine. Brother of late Anne, Rachel Emilda, late Pius, late Vaz, late Therese Dorothy Nonita and Pradeep, in Sri Lanka. – 78, Akurupitiya Road, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (Daily News 16.7.2020)

GONSAL – MAURUS, son of late Michael & Rose. Husband of Fatima (nee Gomez), father of Melanie George (UK) and Mario, grandfather of Joanna and Jemuel. Brother of Sherine, Leo, Tricilla and Rosita, brother-in-law of Harriot (Ind), Rex, Pius and Cavin, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 16.7.2020)   

INGLETON – JENNIFER ANNE (nee LaBrooy), wife of the late Dalmaine Antoine Findlay Ingleton, daughter of Edwin Foulston Douglas La Brooy & Daphne Vivienne Kelaart. Sister of Brian (dec) and half-sister of Pieter Rodney LaBrooy and Tony Ward, in Sri Lanka, on July 17, 2020. (Contributed) 

BASTIAMPILLAI – RAJAKUMARI ANTONITTA (nee Rajaratnam), wife of Wigna Anton, mother of Christina Ehamparam and Ramani Regis, mother-in-law of Hiri Ehamparam and Paul Regis, grandmother of Ethan, Olovia, Rihanna, Sebastian and Elouise, in Sydney, on July 14, 2020. (Daily News, 21.7.2020)


WIJESINHA – SRIA, wife of late Ashley Hermon, mother of Dhinuk, mother-in-law of Sandamali. Sister of Jayalal and Premal Mendis, sister-in-law of Preethi and Manthrini Mendis, in Sri Lanka. – 282, Galle Road, Rawathawatte, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (Daily News 21.7.2020)

YOUNG – MARYSE (MERRI), daughter of Henry (Mike) & Neliya Young (both dec), Sister and sister-in-law of Sandra & Peter, Adrian & Charmaine, in Sydney, on July 13, 2020. (Sydney Morning Herald, 22.7.2020)

BAGGOTT – CATHERINE MARY (MOLLY),  17.1.1928 – 17.7.2020, in Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald, 22.7.2020)  

CLEMENTS – EILEEN,15.7.1926 – 23.7.2020, wife of Dennis (dec), mother of Frances, Will and Lizz, mother-in-law of Pam, Paul and Denis, grandmother of Jono (dec), Meg, Alice and Tom, great grandmother of Otto Lachlan, Harry and Lucy, in Perth (The West Australian, 25.7.2020)  

REIMERS – NORMA EUNICE, (nee Sims) 15.10.1928 – 21.7.2020, mother of Phillip, Lindsay, Linda and David, grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 25, in Perth (The West Australian, 25.7.2020)

GRIDLEY – PADMINI (PADDY) nee Pelpola, wife of the late Peter Gridley. Sister Maj.Gen. Nihal Pelpola, Daya Pelpola, P.C. and late Gnani Pereira, late Irani Rodrigo, late Jayanthi Pelpola and late George Pelpola, sister-in-law of Kanthi Pelpola, Hiranthi Pelpola and Howard Gridley, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News 25.7.2020)

DE CHICKERA – SENECA, husband of Elsie, father of Wijith and Sharlene. Son of late Walter De Chickera & late Princess Molligoda, in Sri Lanka. (Sunday Observer 26.7.2020)

DE CRUSZ – CHRISTOBEL YVONNE,  wife of Radley De Cruz, mother of Darell, mother-in-law of Lorraine, grandmother of Dayan and Nathan. Sister of the late Dr Henry, Harry, Edward, Noel, Erica, Shirley, Hugh and Colin, in Sri Lanka. (Sunday Observer, 26.7.2020)

SCHROTER – MARCIAN VENUSTUS, husband of Shirley, father of Luchino and Renata, father-in-law of Derinka. Brother of late Reonie Kassimatis, Ciano (Aust), Placidus (USA), late Aubrey, Marie Koelmeyer (USA) and Deidre, brother-in-law of Margo Schroter (Aust), Albertina Schroter (USA), Brian Koelmeyer (USA) and Indra Schroter, in Sri Lanka. (Sunday Observer, 26.7.2020)ANDRADY – MARY VIOLET, wife of the late Ragis Fernando, mother of Deepani, Dilukshini (Bully), Duke and Dilani, mother-in-law of Clarence, Samal, Nimali and Pujitha, grandmother of Ryan, Vikum and Vinuk, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 29.7.2020)

LUCAS – QUEENIE CONSTANCE CARMALITA, wife of the late Ulick Lucas, mother of Uline Tennakoon, late Quinston and Ulick, mother-in-law of Suzette (Aust), grandmother of Anushka and Umesh Tennakoon, Urich, Urick and Sianne Lucas, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 30.7.2020)

DE ALMEIDA – OLIVER, husband of the late Malini De Almeida, father of Chandima, father-in-law of Nishani, grandfather of Olivia. Brother of Marjorie Perera, late Lionel De Almeida, late Edgar De Almeida, late Doreen De Almeida and the late Anton De Almeida, in Melbourne, on July 27, 2020. (Daily News, 31.7.220) 

 Note: All spelling of names as taken from Sri Lankan newspapers


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