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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Thambyrajah – Leslie Balasunderam (1932 – 2020)

Born: 10 January 1932 – Called to Rest : 1 October 2020

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

Thambyrajah – Leslie Balasunderam (Retired Superintendent of Audits) called to rest with Jesus in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The beloved husband of late Pushparanee Thambyrajah (nee Queenie Abraham), loving father of Romela Nevins, Abraham Jeshura Thambyrajah and Margretta Shirela Canagarajah, father-in-law of Antony Nevins (Chandran), Dheepa Thambyrajah (nee Amarasingham) and Jehan Canagarajah, loving grandfather of Abisha, Greshan, Amaran, Dheeran, Christa, Davina and Joshua, loving brother of  late Daisy Williams, late Lionel Thambyrajah,  Pathma Jeyaweerasingham, Noel Thambyrajah, Grace Ampalavanar and late W.T. Rajkumar.

Thanksgiving Service will be  held on Monday the 5th of October at 10:00 a.m., at the Anglican Chapel, Kanatte Cemetery, Borella, Sri Lanka followed by interment at the Anglican section of the Kanatte Cemetery.

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Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam (1932 – 2020)

Mrs.Chandra Navaratnam (Retired teacher of St. Johns College, Chundikuli, Jaffna) passed away on June 13, 2020, aged 87. Funeral Service was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

Fondly remembered by her children Rajan, Cynthia, Sharma, Chriso and Ravi

Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam
Born: 23.11.1932 — Entered Glory 13.06.2020

‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ Psalm 23:1

Mrs Chandra Navaratnam was a teacher at St. Johns College, Jaffna for 20 years (1967 – 1987) and was the organist at St. John the Baptist Church for more than 30 years. She was also the pianist/organist for St Johns College and Chundikuli Girls College Carol Services and for the Annual Combined Carol Services of all the Northern Christian Schools in Jaffna. Later in her retirement, she was one of the organists of St.Michael & All Angels Church, Colpetty. Mrs. Navaratnam was also a Service Award Winner of the Institute of Western Music and Speech (IWMS ).

Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam’s service to the Chundikuli christian community is commendable. May her soul rest in peace.

 

Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam (2)
  Mrs. Navaratnam at the piano

SJCCGC
Chundikuli, St. Johns Colleges’  Combined Choir in the late Sixties. Mrs. Navaratnam is standing in the second row. (second from the right)

Combined Choir 1970
CGC,SJC  Combined Choir 1970. Mrs Navaratnam (seated 5th from left)

Choir 1971
CGC,SJC  Combined Choir 1971. Mrs Navaratnam (seated 5th from left)

Choir 1972
CGC,SJC  Combined Choir 1972. Mrs Navaratnam (seated 3rd from the right)

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Navaratnam Selvanayagam HUNT

 

Navaratnam Selvanayagam Huntappa
Born: 10.04 1932   —   Called to Rest: 28.04 2020        

“I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”

-2 Timothy 4:7-

Navaratnam Selvanayagam HUNT – (Retired Health Superintendent – Colombo Municipality Council) formerly of Colombo-6 and Maurice Lane of Chundikuli) went to be with the Lord on the 28th of April 2020 in Jaffna, Srilanka.

Beloved husband of Girtrude (Girty) Gnanadevi, affectionate son of late Mr & Mrs Navaratnam Hunt and Amirthammah (nee Sinnathambu Black), loving Son-in-Law of late Mr & Mrs K G Nalliah and Gnanammah (nee Maurice),  ever loving brother of late Flora Somasunderam, Gunarajah Hunt, Selvarajah Hunt, late Jeyarajah Hunt, Rosammah Balachandran and late Mahilammah Hunt, brother-in-law of late Somasunderam, Nancy Thavanithi, Jeyaseeli, late Balachandran, Kamaladevi Arulnayagam, Maurice , late Kingsley, Rajadevi (Primy) Anthonippillai, Balasingham and Rajasingham. 

Thanksgiving Service was held on Tuesday 28th April 2020 at 4 pm at 107/15 Maurice Lane, Chundikuli, Jaffna followed by the interment at Poombuhar Cemetry, Jaffna.

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ContactGirty Gnanadevi (Wife) – Sri Lanka (+94774949941)   107/15 Maurice Lane, Chundikuli, Jaffna

 

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Sivasambu Packiasothy (Sothy)

Sothy-Frameless
Born: 7 May 1946 – Called to Rest: 16 April 2020

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”   – Psalm 23: 4 –

Sivasambu Packiasothy (Sothy) of Wattala, Sri Lanka was called to rest on 16 April 2020. Dearly beloved husband of  Belle Indranie, affectionate  father of  Oren Sayanthan and  Jeevani (Jeeva) Selvarathinam, loving father-in- law of Rochellina and Ahthavan, adored grand-father of  Avinesh, Arunesh and Ahilesh,  loving son of late Mr and Mrs Sivasambu, cherished brother of  Packianesar, Packiaratnam, Packiarajen, late Packiasoundari, late Packiadevi and late Packiamani.

Funeral Service was held at Wattala on Friday 17 April 2020 .

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Maritta Ranji Sathianathan (Nee Gunaratnam)

Mrs. Ranji sathianathan

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”  – Psalm 23:6 –

Beloved wife of Tissa Sathianathan, loving mother of Rebecca Tilani (Qatar) and  Joachim Rajeeve (USA), Mother-in-law of Anton Calistus Morais and Jennifer Threet, adored grandmother of Amos, Andrew, Caleb, Mercy, Joshua, Lily, Phoebe, Micah, Asher and  Chloe,  loving sister of Devaki, Janaky, Nandan, Mohan and  Shanthi called to rest  in Colombo on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Remains will lie at their residence at No 69/2 Tuwan Nisam Muthalif Mawatha (opposite to Blue Ocean Apartments), Templers Road, Mount Lavinia on Saturday 11th January from 9.00 am onwards followed by a Thanksgiving service at 4.00 pm.

The remains will then be taken to their residence at ‘Alice Villa’ Urumpirai, Jaffna.  Funeral service of final rites will be held at their residence on Monday 13th January at 4.00 pm, followed by the burial at the General Cemetery, Kopay, Jaffna.

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Contact details: No 69/2 Tuwan Nisam Muthalif Mawatha (Opposite Blue Ocean Apartments), Templers Road, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

 

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2nd year Remembrance: Ernestine – Sritharan – Sabaratnam

In loving memory of my dear son S.E.Sritharan born on 13.03.1955  and entered glory 23.011.2017.

Another year comes to an end

But, still our hearts find it hard to mend,

We pray that God has given,

The crown you have truly won.

Beloved son Sri,

We offer our heartful of thanks,

for all what you have done with sincere love.

O’Lord grant him eternal rest.

Amma (Mrs. P.M Sabaratnam)

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by your ever loving wife, children, mother, siblings, in-laws, nephews and nieces.

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“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted”

-Isaiah 66:13 –

 

An excerpt was published on the Ceylon daily news dated 23.11.19.