Mrs.Thavamany Rathinasingham (Nee Chelliah) திருமதி. தவமணி இரத்தினசிங்கம்

Born: 29 January 1924 – Called to Rest: 1 May 2021 (Aged 97)

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”

2 Timothy 4:7

Mrs. Thavamany Rathinasingham (Retired Teacher), formerly of Urumpirai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka was called to be with the Lord on 1 May 2021 in Perth, Western Australia.

Dearly beloved wife of late N.S. Rathinasingham (Retired Principal and Vice Principal of Jaffna Central College, Sri Lanka); loving mother of Lydia Shantha Mahendran (Epsom, UK), Jasmine Jeyantha Richards (Perth, Australia), Jeremy Thava Chelvam (Perth, Australia) and David Thavasuthan (Canberra, Australia); cherished mother-in-law of  late Daniel Mahendran, Michael Richards, Jayantha Chelvam and Carolyn Galloway; adored grandmother of  Joel, Noel, Naomi, Jason, Dinesh and  Nishan and doting great grandmother of Ethan, Ezra, Liam, Samuel, Dylan, Lewis, Joseph and Rowan.

Much loved sister of late Thavaratnam (Toronto), late Rajaratnam (Colombo), late Pavalamalar (Urumpirai), late Moorthy (Badulla);  adored sister-in-law of Meena (Toronto), late Rani (London), late Balasingham (Melbourne), late Raajam (Toronto) and late Malar (Pandatharippu), Ruby (Melbourne), late Blanchard (Torronto) and late Rasiah.

She was a much adored and well respected teacher at Urumpirai Hindu College for over 30 years, then migrating to Western Australia in 1986 where she enjoyed a retired life with family and friends.

Loving Mrs. Rathinasingham will be missed and fondly remembered by her relatives, friends and students 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 integrity and hard work continue to inspire those who knew her.

Rest in Peace.

Viewing and Visitation :

Viewing was held on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, at 6.30 p.m. at Bowra & O’Dea Fremantle Chapel, 312 South St, Hilton 6163.

Thanksgiving Service (Western Australian time):

To celebrate the life of Mrs. T. Rathinasingham, a Thanksgiving Service will be held on Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 10am at the East Chapel, Fremantle Cemetery, Carrington Street, Palmyra 6157

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, family is kindly requesting all the attendees to follow all the Government regulations and protocols that are currently in place.

Livestream of the Thanksgiving Service:

For those near and far, a live stream of the Service will be available to join the Service over the internet,

Please note there are no logins or passwords required.  To join, just click on the link and when we go ‘LIVE’ the livestream link will automatically go live.

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

சோதி தோன்றும் ஓர் தேசமுண்டு

விசுவாசக் கண்ணால் காண்கிறோம்

நம் பிதா அழைக்கும் பொழுது

நாம் அங்கே வசிக்கச் செல்லுவோம்


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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Gnanaselvam Christy Premakumar (ஞானசெல்வம்-கிரிஸ்டி-பிரேமகுமார்)

Born : January 8, 1959 – Called to Rest: 13, February 2021

“I am the resurrection of the life, anyone who believes in me will live even after dying” – John 11:25

Gnanaselvam Christy Premakumar (Civil Engineer) formally of Usan, an old boy of St.Johns College called to eternal rest in Jaffna on Saturday 13 February 2021.

Christy (Prem) is dearly beloved husband of Christina Dharshini (Accountant, St.Johns’ College, Jaffna), affectionate father of Noel Rukshan (UK), Joel Anukshan (HNB, Nelliaddy), caring father-in-law of Dimple Thishanthy (UK) and Joanne Shalini (interpreter- Danish Consulate), adored grandfather of Kezia Michelle, much loved son of Late N.Gnanaselvam and late Poomalar (Malar), dear son-in-law of late Pararajasingam and Pathmarani, much loved brother of Premaranjani (Ranjini) Somanader and Premakumari (Kumari) Pushparajah (Retired Teacher) and loving brother-in-law of Somanader, Pushparajah, Jeyanthan (Canada), Suganthan, Thusyanthan and Christie (Proprieter – Para Lights)

Christy specialised in the field of Civil Engineering, formerly of Walker and Sons, China International Water and Electric Corporation (Maldives), Department of Buildings: UNDP Jaffna and a Managing Partner of Christy Construction.

FUNERAL DETAILS AS FOLLOWS:

Viewing: Thursday, 25 February, 8 am – 3 pm at White House Parlour, 181 Main Street Jaffna.

Funeral ServiceThanksgiving Service will be held at 3 pm at Whitehouse parlour followed by burial service at American Ceylon Mission Cemetry, Arali, Jaffna

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please follow all the government regulations and protocols.

Contact details:  0778447849 (Sri Lanka)

Please accept the obituary notice from the Premakumar family. Christy (Prem) will be missed and fondly remembered by his family, cousins, nieces and nephews across the globe. 

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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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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.

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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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Mrs. Elsie Vasugi (Baba) Hitchcock (nee Nalliah)

Mrs. ElsienVasugi (baba) Hitchcock (nee Nalliah)

I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever

– Psalm 23:6 –

Dearly beloved wife of  Christopher P Hitchcock (Kitta), youngest daughter of late A C Nalliah (Retired Cheif Station Master) and Margret Gnanaparipooranam Nalliah, affectionate daughter-in-law of  Late Rev. L N Hitchcock and Catherine Ponnammah Hitchcock, ever loving sister of   late Emaline Punitham, Ervin Punitharajah, Dorothy Karuna (Bobbie) and Evelyn Thilaga (Blossie), Evangeline Nalayini (Beauty), loving sister-in-law of late James Nesadurai, Gnanam Punitharajah, James Thampoe,  and Walter Abeysekara, Suguna Rajendram, late  John Hitchcock (Raju) and Amala Ambalavanar was called to glory on 16 May 2020 in the United Kingdom.

Thanksgiving service will be held on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 12. 45 pm at the West Chapel, Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4, 7SJ.

Residence:199, Windmill Lane, Middlesex, UB6 9DW, United Kingdom.

Contact: Selina (Dimples) Prem Kumar – Niece +94(0)77 354 3777

Please pray for the soul to be in eternal repose with Jesus.

 

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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.

Please accept the obituary notice from Navaratnam Selvanayagam HUNT family and  request family and friends to pray for the soul to be in eternal repose with Jesus.

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

 

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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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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.

2 candles

“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.

Gladys Selvaranee Thambirajah (nee Chelliah)

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17.11.1927  –  1.11. 2019 : Called to rest at the age of 91

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

-2 Timothy 4:7-

Gladys Selvaranee Thambirajah (nee Chelliah) formerly of Chundikuli, Jaffna, Sri Lanka was called to rest in Chesterfield, United Kingdom.

Loving daughter of late Alfred and Elizabeth Chelliah, beloved wife of late Paul Thambirajah, dearly loved mother of Vasantha (UK), Rajan (UK), Gajan (Australia), Suzy (USA), Radha (Canada) and Ruban (UK), loving mother-in-law of  Ranjan, Julie, Ranjana, Gunam and Naresh, affectionate grandmother of Georgie, Paul, Jerry, Gaby, Jonathan, Althea, Mathew, Mark, Lavi and Naveen, dear sister of late siblings Pearl, Thiruchelvam, Gladstone,  Ranji , Robert and Thurai.

Thanksgiving Service and cremation  will be  held on Monday 11 November 2019 at 4 pm at CHESTERFIELD CREMATORIUM, Chesterfield road, Chesterfield, United Kingdom.  S43 1AU.

Please accept the notice from Thambirajah Family. 9 Hockley Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, S426QG,

Contact details: 

Rajan – 01246205322 (UK)

Radha –  1 604 7152096 (Vancouver), E-mail ethel_int@yahoo.com

 

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