Obituaries | Sunday Observer


AL-HAJ TUAN KITCHIL MUHAJARINE,​ passed away at home in the presence of his devoted family at 3.45 p.m. on October 28,​ 2019. The patriarch of his family,​ he is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years,​ Gneigh Kumala (nee Hassim),​ his four children Nazeem (and Kathryn - Saskatoon,​ Canada),​ Mumtaz (and Wazir - Kelaniya),​ Dilshan (Ragama) and Azeemah (and Rahman - Ragama),​ his grandchildren Hannah,​ Nabeel,​ Adrian,​ Melaika,​ Nusrath,​ Nabeeha and Rehan,​ and his youngest sister Anjan Sheriff,​ and many more loved members of Muhajarine - Hassim - Junus families. Janaza prayers and burial took place at noon on October 29 at the Mabola Masjid Complex. (170/​7,​ Ekamuthu Mawatha,​ Kadawatha Road,​ Ragama).109466

CANAGASURIAM - MARY ANN,​ passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Tuesday October 29,​ 2019 at the age of 91. And is now re-united with her loving husband Aloy,​ sisters Winnie and Ruby and her brother Fr. Bastiampillai. She leaves behind her children Lucky,​ (Logi),​ Susi (Wesley),​ Rucky (Srima),​ Paddy (Jeyam),​ Rohan (Shirani),​ Ian (Manju) and Romayne (Ranjith). Grandmother of Jamie,​ Jerome,​ (Anita),​ Krishni (Brandon),​ Joshua,​ Naveen,​ Adrian,​ Melissa,​ Damian,​ Mahisha,​ Daniella,​ Rochelle,​ Rehan,​ Marissa and Ryan. Great-grandmother of Charles,​ Xavier. Funeral took place on November 2 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery,​ Canada. 175/​15,​ Church Road,​ Hendala,​ Wattala.108904

JOHNSON - ERNEST PERCIVAL. Retired Ports Authority,​ called to rest. Loving son of late Daniel and Lily Johnson,​ loving brother of Ethel Pereira,​ Dagma Silva and of late Gordon (Aus),​ Oswald,​ Florence Herft,​ Eva Bulner,​ Muriel,​ Nora,​ Gerty,​ Valentine and Philomina Giffening (Aus),​ brother-in-law of Patrick Giffening (Aus) and of late Daisy Johnson (Aus),​ Phyllis Johnson,​ Hector Herft,​ Carl Bulner,​ Elvira Johnson,​ Francis Silva and Linton Pereira. Remains lie at A.F Raymond’s Funeral Parlour,​ Borella. Burial on Sunday the 3rd November,​ 2019 at 4.00 p.m. Anglican Section.109437

SIRIMANNE - DOUGLAS (Ex Sri Lanka Ports Authority). Loving husband of Mary Sirimanne,​ father of Anura (Ex S.L.P.A. - Sagt),​ Praneeth (Ex Star Lanka Shipping),​ Harsha (Ex Celcius Solutions - Hants Group),​ father-in-law of Rasika,​ Priyanthi,​ Subashini (Belvoir College),​ grandfather of Pumiditha,​ Charithri,​ Praneesha,​ Probodith,​ Rushkia,​ Heshani,​ passed away. Remains lie at No. 3,​ 4th Lane,​ Pita-Kotte,​ Kotte. Cortege leaves residence on 3rd November 2019 at 1.30 p.m. for St. Thomas’ Church,​ Kotte. Thereafter cremation at Baddagana Cemetery at 3.00 p.m.109433

WICKRAMASINGHE - IVY (nee SETUNGA). Wife of Bharatha,​ Augustus (Florida - USA),​ loving mother of Sandra (New Jersey - USA),​ Romani (Florida USA),​ Dr. Ashton (Texas USA),​ loving mother-in-law of Ajith (New Jersey-USA),​ Jack (Florida),​ Rosy (Texas),​ loving grandmother of Akila and Nithin,​ Kalindu,​ late Karsha,​ Taryn,​ Shanyil,​ Dhinuk and Tarshya,​ loving great grandmother of Noah,​ passed away peacefully on October 28th,​ 2019 at the age of 90.108098

GALHENA BONNIE (DON BONIFACE ANTONY). Former Architect,​ Department of Buildings,​ Colombo. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Fernando),​ Directress - St. Michael’s Montessori,​ Tudella,​ Ja-Ela,​ son of the late Leander and Clarie Galhena of Mutwal,​ brother of late Clement,​ John and Frances. Cortege leaves residence No. 41,​ Gamameda Road,​ Tudella,​ Ja-Ela at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 3rd November for service at St. Mary’s Church,​ Tudella. Burial at Kanuwana Cemetery,​ Ja-Ela.109467