Beatrice Yogamalar Chellappah (1938-2020)

Born: January 13, 1938 – Called to Rest : 10, October 2020

“I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”   -2 Timothy 4:7-

Beatrice Yogamalar Chellappah (Yogam): It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Beatrice Yogamalar Chellappah (Yogam), after a lengthy illness on 10th October, 2020 in Croydon, United Kingdom.

Beloved youngest daughter of late Mudaliyar Stephen Murugesu Chellappah & late Victoria Arulammah of Karaveddy East, Karaveddy, Sri Lanka, ever- loving sister and sister-in-law of late Winslow Vethanayagam & late Pushparani, late Geevamalar & late Murugesu Mathibalasingham, late Gnanamalar & late Jeyarajah Chelliah, late Samuel Arulnayagam & Kamala (UK), Pavalamalar & Maurice Nalliah(Canada), cherished Seeni-ammah of Sathiam, Vimi, Chandran, Ranjit, Shiranjani, Lalit, Nalini, late Ajit, Vijit, Sujit, Daljit, Premini and Nilanthi, affectionate Yogam mamie of Indran(JP), Chandrika, Vasanthika, Kamalendran and late Vijayendran, loving grandmother and great-grandmother, who was fondly called “Cheema” by her dear ones.

Yogam will be missed and fondly remembered by her sister, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren across the globe. Greater than the sorrow of her loss is the joy that she spread during her life, as she loved and helped all. Her wisdom and love will continue to guide each one of us throughout our lives. Her lifetime of dedication and self-sacrifice serve as a monument to the person she was. Her integrity and hard work continue to inspire those who knew her. Rest in Peace Cheema!

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Rowland Brothers, 299-305 Whitehorse Road, Croydon CRO 2 HR, United Kingdom.

Viewing and visitation (UK time) :

Thursday 15th October, 3.30 – 5.00 pm and Friday 16th October 1 – 5 pm.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please follow all the government regulations and protocols. Please advise the family if you are to attend in person.

Thanksgiving Service will be held on Saturday 17th October 2020 at 11.45 am at Croydon Crematorium, Mitcham Road, London, CR9 3 AT.


You may share your comforting words and condolences with the family in the comments section below. Comments will be moderated before publication. Under any circumstances FINAL VOYAGE will not publish personal emails and contacts.

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3 thoughts on “Beatrice Yogamalar Chellappah (1938-2020)

  1. Words are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that my heart goes out to rest of the family, and I will always remember the joyous memories that I am privileged to have in knowing Yogam aunt( யோகம் பெத்தாச்சி).
    Now time to cherish her memories!

    Narendran Family(Ottawa)


  2. “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away” – Job 1:21

    Kindly accept our deepest condolences. Our lips cannot utter the hearts, that mourn for you Yogam and of the sincere love you had for us. We only knew your sacrifice not of your troubled life.
    Your love, tolerance, help made you to be so precious in our home, among your friends and everywhere. All these descriptions and many more of what you were seems inadequate.
    Sympathies too for the immediate members who bemoans her sad loss who enriched their lives, who cherished her love and caring, which is indelible as a mark of respect.

    ‘Ah, myriad feet will wend their way
    To, view the resting place – to bid adieu.
    Precious in the site of the Lord
    Is the death of his saints”

    Grieving members of the Sabaratnam “annan” family

    Colombo-London-Germany- Perth


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