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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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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