Jeevarajah – Sathiyavan (1944 -2021) (ஜீவராஜா சத்தியவான் )

Born: 04.12.1944 – Called to rest 23.08.2021

“I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” – Psalm 23:6 –

Jeevarajah Sathiyavan was called to be with Jesus on August 23 , 2021 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sathiyavan is the beloved husband of late Tharminithevi Sathiyavan, loving and caring father of Andrew (UK), Shanthini (USA) and Anita (UK), loving father-in-law of Sashi, Paul and Sathees, ever loving grandfather of Neomi, Joanna, Elijah, Jemima and Caleb, loving son of late Sathiyadas and Mary Jeevarajah, beloved brother of Jeevamani Navaratnam, late Kamala and Senathirajah , dearest brother-in-law of  late Ponnambalam Navaratnam, Selvi (UK), Mr & Mrs Dharmendran, Mr & Mrs Sri Ramana, Mr & Mrs Sri Shankar and Mr & Mrs Shivajothy , dearly loved uncle of Nirmala & Arul Sathiyanesan, Jeyanthy & Joseph Thevaranjan, Anton & Elsie Navaratnam, Shelton & Srimalar Navaratnam, Kamala & Jonathan Senathirajah and great-uncle of Esther Jeyasingam, Paul Sathiyanesan, Jovita Thevaranjan, Jason Navaratnam, Joanna & Jessie Jeevaratnam.

Funeral Arrangements will be held according to COVID restrictions in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, family is kindly requesting all to follow all the Government regulations and protocols that are currently in place.

Thanksgiving Service : To celebrate the life of Mr. Jeevarajah Sathiyavann, a Thanksgiving Service  will be held in United Kingdom on 30 August 2021 at 3 pm. Please see the details below.

Livestream of the Thanksgiving Service:

For those near and far, a live stream of the service will be available to join over the following YOU TUBE Live stream LINK  : https://youtu.be/lLbO299SQpQ

Please accept the obituary notice from the Sathiyavan family and we request the relatives and friends to uphold the family in prayers and pray for their Father’s soul to be in eternal repose with Jesus.

என் உற்றார் போய் விட்டார் முன் அங்கே
ஆயின் நான் மீளவும் சந்திப்பேன்
அவர் கூட்டத்தில் நான் விண்ணிலே
ஓய்வற்ற பேரின்பம் கொள்ளுவேன்.  

(தமிழாக்கம் – D.P. Niles)

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உங்கள் துயர் பகிர்வுகளையும், அனுதாபச் செய்திகளையும் ஒரே இடத்தில் குடும்பத்தார் பார்வையிடுவதற்காக இவ் தளத்தின் பின்னோட்டத்தில் பதிவிடலாம். எக்காரணம் கொண்டும் உங்கள் மின்னஞ்சல் தகவல் இவ் தளத்தில் பதியப்படவோ பகிரப்படவோ மாட்டாது என பணிவுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

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Mohini Nirmala Thampapillai (nee Somasundaram) [1946 -2021]

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever

PSALM 23:6 –

Mohini Thampapillai (nee Somasundaram) – Formerly of Colombo and then of Mandurah, Western Australia called to rest with God on July 17, 2021.

Loving daughter of late Srikantha and Grace Somasundaram, dearly beloved wife of Raja Thampapillai, loving mother of Rukshana and Shehan, cherished sister of Shirani Kandasamy, Jayantha Somasundaram, and the late Shohan & Suresh Somasundaram, mother-in-law of Afdhel and Kerry and loving grandmother of Nuri, Koshi and Arivan. 

Mohini will be forever remembered and loved. Her humour, warm heart and generous spirit will be deeply missed.  

Please accept the obituary notice from the family and request the relatives and friends to uphold the family in prayers and pray for Mohini’s dear soul to be in eternal repose with Jesus.

Funeral details

Date: Wednesday 28th July 2021
Time: 10.30am Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
Venue: Simplicity Funerals Mandurah, 24 Rouse Rd, Greenfields WA 6210

Livestream

Funeral service will be available to be viewed live online, by clicking the following link https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1626717798636834

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உங்கள் துயர் பகிர்வுகளையும், அனுதாபச் செய்திகளையும் ஒரே இடத்தில் குடும்பத்தார் பார்வையிடுவதற்காக இவ் தளத்தின் பின்னோட்டத்தில் பதிவிடலாம். எக்காரணம் கொண்டும் உங்கள் மின்னஞ்சல் தகவல் இவ் தளத்தில் பதியப்படவோ பகிரப்படவோ மாட்டாது என பணிவுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

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God Broke The Mould When He Made Her (Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam)

Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam (23.11.1932 — 13.06.2020)

Our mother, Chandra Navaratnam nee Rajasingham, hailed from a lineage of Priesthood, the Reverend Sam Morse being her Great Grand Father. She was the 2nd daughter of Charles and Ranee Rajasingam, and sister of the late Ranita Thavam and the late Raju Rajasingham.  She was an old girl of CMS Ladies College, Colombo, and during the World War II years, studied at Chundikuli Girls College Jaffna, before returning to Ladies’ College to finish her secondary education.  

During the 60’s, our family moved from Colombo to Jaffna, as Dad, who was a Station Master in the Railway, was transferred to Jaffna. Five months into his new assignment, Dad died of a severe heart attack. Mother decided to stay on and raise the children in Jaffna. It was the grace of God that provided her the fortitude and the will to courageously continue to raise her children. Through the ensuing years, she was able to juggle her parental responsibilities with her teaching workload at St. Johns College, as well as giving after school lessons of piano, speech and drama.

Mother involved herself in Church activities as well, accepting the offer from the then vicar at St. John’s Church, the Rev. Raju Coomaraswamy to be the regular organist. She was already an accomplished musician attached to the Trinity College of Music Speech and Drama, London, when she started giving piano lessons at home. For some time, our living room was used as one of the examination centres for Jaffna. Her former students will also remember the annual picnics that she organized.

She so admirably handled the dual role of mother and father, a picture of health and a pillar of strength to all of us. From our younger days she instilled in our minds the importance of leading a Christian life. Her favourite quote was ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’. She was also very well versed  in child psychology.  Never raised her hand on us for any naughty or careless deeds. Instead, she would make it a point to teach us where we went wrong, to make us realize our mistakes.

She used a lot of proverbs and teachings throughout our childhood days, which really helped us siblings go through adolescence.  She ensured we were well provided in all necessities. I can still remember how meticulously she organized our meals, always making something different for dinner. April & August school holidays were spent in Colombo with our relatives. December holidays were always spent at home, as all of us siblings took part in Christmas activities.  Mother was the organist for the church as well as the school carol services, while we also sang in the choir.

Mother was a real source of knowledge on any topic under the Sun, and so much so that was known as Dr. Navaratnam in the family circle. She was so energetic and active all the time, a pillar of strength, courageous, humble, simple and fun loving too, and more than anything, she led a selfless, sacrificial life throughout. The beauty of her life was that she simply enjoyed all what she did with a cheerful heart.  

We will also remember her for her resilience and resourcefulness, and we are ever grateful to God for having blessed us with one of the ‘BEST MOTHERS IN THE WORLD’ or rather, THE BEST.

Children Rajan, Cynthia, Sharma, Chrisso and Ravi

(Sri Lanka – Canada )

Excerpts published in the Ceylon Daily News 13.06. 21

As published in Ceylon Daily News

Related Reference: Mrs. Chandra Navaratnam (1932 -2020)

Kanapathipillai Nalliah Yogasingham Maurice (KNY Maurice) [1935 – 2021]

Born: January 4, 1935
Entered Glory: June7, 2021

“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 –

Kanapathipillai Nalliah Yogasingham Maurice (KNY Maurice)

Formerly of Chundikuli and Colombo and then in Toronto, passed away in Canada on Monday June 07, 2021, aged 86. Maurice entered his eternal home peacefully after a short illness.

Loving son of late K. G. Nalliah (Station Master, Ceylon Government Railways) & late Gnanammah Nalliah of Chundikuli, loving son-in-law of late Mudaliyar Murugesu Chellappah & late Victoria Arulammah of Karaveddy, beloved husband of Lily Pavalamalar (Retired teacher, Sri Lanka), cherished  father of  Premini Kabilamany (USA), Nilanthy Gnanasekaram (Canada), loving father-in-law of Caleb Kabilamany (USA) and Ivon Gnanasekaram (Canada), adored grandfather of  Sangeetha & Timothy Gnaneswaran (USA), Sinthu Kabilamany (USA), Nathan and Joel Gnanasekaram (Canada), doting  great-grandfather of Judah, Lucas and Norah (USA) and loving brother of Kamala Arulnayagam(UK)  late Kingsley (Sri Lanka),  Primy  Rajadevi  Anthonipillai (Sri Lanka),  Girty Gnanadevi Hunt  (Sri Lanka), Balasingham (USA) and Rajasingham (Sri Lanka).

Maurice was born in Chundikuli and studied at St. John’s College, Jaffna.  He was a talented athlete and during his senior years captained the Cricket, Football and Athletic teams and was the Senior Prefect of his alma mater in 1956.

He pursued his higher studies at Madras Christian College in South India and completed his training in Applied Engineering Science at Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute in Bombay and also a former trainee Engineer at TATA Textiles Mills. He started his career as Industrial Production Manager at National Textile Corporation, Veyangoda, Sri Lanka. Later he joined the Institute of Engineering Technology as a Lecturer and Director of Sports at the Jaffna College, Vaddukkodai. He also had a short stint as a science teacher at his alma mater.

Maurice has been a volunteer at Red Cross Society and YMCA (Jaffna and Colombo). He  migrated to Canada in 1995 and enjoyed life with his family and friends and continued his contribution to the community. Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light, leading all whom he has met to his Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Maurice அண்ணை, uncle, மாமா will be missed and fondly remembered by his cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren across the globe.

Please accept this obituary notice from the Maurice family and we request the relatives and friends to uphold the family in prayers and pray for their dear soul to be in eternal repose with Jesus.

Viewing, Visitation and Livestream – all Toronto Canadian times

Viewing :   

When: Sunday, June 13th, 2021 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location : Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue MARKHAM, ONT. L3R 5G1

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited and by invitation only. Invited attendees are kindly requested to follow all the Government regulations and protocols that are currently in place.

Livestream via Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. 

Thanksgiving Service: To celebrate the life of Maurice Nalliah, a private Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at noon.

Final Resting Place: Christ the King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8 [via Zoom 2:15pm].

Family Contact details: Mobile: (647) 607 3545 Email: lilypmaurice@gmail.com

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உங்கள் துயர் பகிர்வுகளையும், அனுதாபச் செய்திகளையும் ஒரே இடத்தில் குடும்பத்தார் பார்வையிடுவதற்காக இவ் தளத்தின் பின்னோட்டத்தில் பதிவிடலாம். எக்காரணம் கொண்டும் உங்கள் மின்னஞ்சல் தகவல் இவ் தளத்தில் பதியப்படவோ பகிரப்படவோ மாட்டாது என பணிவுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

Tributes shared by the Friends and relatives:

” I worked with Maurice (we call him Maurice uncle, though he was more like a friend to me) at Jaffna College Institute of Vaddukoddai.
We share the same alma mater.
Maurice uncle always walk smart and he has a captivating smile. When I meet with some of the Christian trainees to pray and sing, he would also join in. He made the coarse stony field – used as grounds by us – as a playground within a week, so that we could have our first cricket match against Jaffna College staff. I cherish good memories of working with him, and we have also cycled together all the way from Jaffna to Vaddukoddai in those days, daily, me always struggling to stay abreast with him. He was an inspiration to many of us.
Farewell Maurice uncle. See you there”.

S. K. Xavier

Via Zoom during the Service

My heartfelt condolences go out to Maurice uncle’s family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Thanks to Jeyendran anna for sharing the family connections , it is sad that I have met him so many times in different locations including Sri Lanka but never knew the relationship. I am truly sorry for the loss especially to Solomons clan. He has done a lots of charitable works and his support towards SJC . Our uncle will be missed and he will never be forgotten.

May his soul rest in peace.

Hudson Solomons and family

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.

Please accept the notice from the Sathianathan family.

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

 

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