Lilly Rasamalar Stephen (Nee Periathamby)

“Honour her for all that her hands have done” Proverbs 31:31 

It is with great sorrow Final Voyage announces the passing away of Mrs. Lilly Rasamalar Stephen (Retired teacher, Chundikuli Girls’ College, Jaffna) on 16th November 2020 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dearly beloved wife of late V.S. Stephen (Retired teacher, St.Johns College Jaffna), loving mother of Ranji Anketell, Jayanthay and Vasanthan, loving sister of late Nesamalar Ponnuthurai, late Selvamalar Dharmanandan, late Poopathy Chellathamby, late Ariamalar Paranirupasingam, Mahilmalar Sivagnanampillai, Ratnamalar Bhuvanaratnam and late Dr.Ariaraj (Kanthi), loving grand mother of Priscilla, Niran and Ruth, adorable great-grand mother of Aara, Prashi and Aadhavan. A private funeral was held due to the prevailing COVID crisis. “Safe in the arm of Jesus”

Mrs. LR Stephen was a teacher at Chundikuli Girls’ College for more than a quarter of a century. She is fondly remembered as “Mrs. Stephens” by her students. “A gentle teacher who has taken a hand of a student, opened her mind and touched her heart

May her soul rest in peace and the good Lord give guidance to her loved ones during the difficult time.

CGC Tutorial staff during the late fifties under Miss ST Mathai (Principal: 1951- 1961) and Miss E.I Kelk (Vice Principal: 1952-1959). Mrs. LR Stephen is in the front row, second from the right

CGC Tutorial staff in the early sixties under Miss ST Mathai (Principal:1951-1961) and Mrs.G.E.S Chelliah (Vice Principal : 1959-1961). Mrs. LR Stephen, standing in the 3rd row (extreme right)
Class teacher Mrs Stephen with her Grade 7 students (1970) during an excursion to Anuradhapura. Photo was taken in front of the wall of elephants at Ruwanvalisaya.


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