OBITUARIES – AUGUST 2021 (Compiled by Victor Melder: Melbourne)   KAULE, Michael, (22.01.1952 – 16.07.2021, son of the late Aloy and Amy Kaule, father of Sean and Adam. Brother of Marie and June. (Contributed) KELLAR, Randolph (Sandy), father of Dominic and Daniel, in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) VANGRAMBERG, Denham.  Son of Gordon (late) & Mavis Van Gramberg,​  brother of big Denham (dec),​ Murray,​ Warren,​ Danielle,​ Jimmy (dec) and Mickey,​   brother-in-law of Vilma & Rodney.​  Father of Keshia,​ Natalie,​ Thiasha & Arrianne,​ grandfather of Katara & Yelena, in Sri Lanka on August 1, 2021. (Daily News, 3.8.2021) BERTUS, Bernard (02.06.1939 – 02.08.2021), husband of Betsy (nee de Waas), father of Howard and Anthea, in Melbourne. (Contributed) LUMANAUW, Stanley, son of the late Willem Ferdinand Lumanauw and Sybil Iris Walles. Sister of Veronica in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) BURDETT, William (Bill), husband of Helen, father of Darryl and Roger. Brother of Bob, Fred, Jim ...

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OBITUARY Dr NALINI KUMARI KAPPAGODA (21 Jan 1936 – 23 July 2021)   It is with much sadness that I record the demise of Dr Nalini Kappagoda, lately of Bundanoon and Killara. Dr Nalini Kappagoda, a long-time resident, of West Pymble, Killara, and Bundanoon, in New South Wales, passed away at the age of 85 on 23 July. She was one of the most brilliant products of the Ceylon Medical College, from where she passed out as a doctor with First Class Honours in 1960. She was most likely the only student in the history of the Medical College to collect a bag of 4 gold medals during a studentship. In 1958 she was awarded the Hazarai Gold Medal for the best student at the Third MBBS examination. In 1958 she was also awarded the Loos Gold medal for pathology. In the same year she was also awarded the Mathew ...

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OBITUARIES – JUNE 2021 IRA-GOULD, Neville – Beloved husband of Isha,​  father of Natalie and Jamie son of late James and Samuel Ira-Gould,​  brother of Faith (the late Rajendran),​ Marjorie ‘Margie’ (Roy),​ the late Christine (the late Raffa) and Prashanthi ‘Thangi’ (Warren), in Canada. (Daily News, 1.6.2021) RUPESINGHE, Noel, son of the late Mr E.W.Rupesinghe and Mrs Josephine Rupesinghe, brother and brother-in-law of late Nissanka & Anula, late Bobby and late Manel Viswasam, Patrick and late Rosemarie, Jacinta & Ajit and Roshan & Leonie (Aust), In Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 2.6.2021)      van TWEST, Marie, wife of Errol (dec), mother of Darren, Claire, Patrick, Robyn (dec) and Rod, in Brisbane on June 2, 2021. (The Courier Mail, 9.6.2021), SELA, Albert, husband of the late Minnette, father of Cheryl, Maryse and Howard, father-in-law of Sampath Paranavitane and Ruwaiza, grandfather of Sheran, Natalie, Davin, Nadiya, Dilly, Tara and Tevan. Brother of the late ...

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OBITUARIES – APRIL 2021   OBITUARIES (E & O.E.) (APRIL  2021)   DE ZILWA, JENNIFER, wife of Alston, mother of Michele Lewis, mother-in-law of Bruce Lewis. Grandmother of Yazmyn and Joshua Lewis. Sister of Ken & Jim Ferreira, sister-in-law of Carmen Harris, Yvonne Ferreira, Monica Ferreira and Tyronne De Zilwa, in Sydney on March 29, 2021, aged 75 years. (Daily Telegraph, NSW, 1.4.2021)   EBERT, MERVYN, husband of Eva, father and father-in-law of Jason, David (dec), Simon & Rebecca. Grandfather of Shaylah, Oliver and Emily. Son of Melba & Donald (both dec), brother of Bob, Desy (dec), Stag, Snow (dec), Turk (dec) Marg, Tigy, Shirley, Mutchy, Snortsy, Poody, Valwee, Dotsy, Inky, Peter, Joycee, Linny and Jeffery, in Adelaide, on March 25, 2021, aged 78 years.  (Adelaide Advertiser, 3.4.2021) GAUDER, EDWARD NEVILLE, husband of late Gwendolene (nee Brohier), brother of late Basil and Aubrey and of Annesley, Trevor and Penny Fernando, in ...

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OBITUARIES – FEBRUARY 2021 DIAZ – THOMAS (TONY) BERNADINE, husband of the late Jeanne (nee Bastiansz), father of Johann and Jeff, in England, on January 19, 2021, aged 84 years. (Contributed) JANSEN – DR RONALD R. G (RONNY), husband of late Olga, father of Diedre, Deryck, Sonia and Suzette, father-in-law of late David Theogarajah and of Priyantha Perera and Thishani, grandfather of Rochelle, Manoj, Warren, Ashwini, Ansuman, Nicole and Aimee, great grandfather of Jayden, Jayna and Maya, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 1.2.2021)  ...

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OBITUARIES (E & O.E.) (JANUARY  2021)   GREET – Chris, Husband of Dee Campbell, father of Natalie, Mariko and Stephen, grandfather of Charith, Luke, Chelsea, Gabby, Sam, Emily, Hitoshi and Yukiko. Son of Martin and Ada Greet (dec), in England, on December 28, 2020, aged 88 years (News from Jayam, January 1, 2021)  PEREIRA – Sylvia, wife of the late Frank Morley Pereira, mother and grandmother, in Melbourne, on January 1, 2021. (Contributed)  PERERA – Colvin Merle Lucien, (1944 0 2021) in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) VANDERWALL – Fernando Trevon Marian, husband of Andrianna Vanderwall. Son of Bernard Vanderwall and Chulani Kawdawatta. Son-in-law of Ralston De Silva and late Annie De Silva, grandson of late Margie and Lenny Vanderwall and Kingston and Yvonne Pietersz. Brother of Trevin and Bilasha, brother-in-law of Trevin De Silva and Rasanjali Bandara, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 6.1.2021)   DE ALWIS – Lawrence Patrick  Susantha, husband of ...

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  OBITUARIES Compiled by Victor Melder (E & O.E.) (OCTOBER  2019) VAN STARREX – HANS ANTON, son of late Mr Hans Andreas Van Starrex and Gertrud Therese Van Starrex, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 1.10.2019) JURIANSZ – LORENZO (SHANNON), aged 21 years, tragically in Melbourne. (Contributed) AMBROSE – ANTHONY  (TONY), in Melbourne (Contributed) PIETERSZ- KENNETH  (KENNY), in Melbourne. (Contributed) MARCELINE – MARK, husband of Sonia, father of Dina, Anil, Nirmali, Zaneta and Sanayi, grandfather of Ashani, Nicolai, Camila, Marco and Marianna, great grandfather of Troy. Brother of Hedy and the late Frances, Greg, Annette, Bertha, Bernie, Billy and Hilary, in Sri Lanka. (Daily News, 2.10, 2019)   FOENANDER – OLGA  (nee Gerreyn), daughter of the late Joe & Nita Gerreyn. Wife of Gordon (Weenie), mother of Karen Foenander and Denise Greep, grandmother of Jake Greep. Sister of the late Crosby, Annesley, Flo, Doreen, Lucien, Genevieve, Rita, Stelmond, Trixie and of Phyllis, ...

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