Obituaries | Sunday Observer


18 October, 2020

ABEYADEERA - DOROTHY (Rita). Beloved wife of Baptist,​ loving mother of Debbie,​ Suzette and Denham,​ mother-in-law of Brian,​ Russell and Fleur,​ darling grandmother of Melissa,​ Brinne,​ Aidan,​ Keyan and Shawnayle,​ great-grandmother of Ariya. died peacefully in Australia. Funeral will take place in Melbourne,​ Australia on 20th October 2020 at 10.00 a.m.065121

ABEYESUNDERE,​ EILEEN (1929-2020). At peace with Jesus. Cherished daughter of the late Dr. Philip and Bertha Perera,​ loving sister of the late Dr. Frank Perera,​ late Dorothy Perera,​ late Phyllis Perera,​ late Cynthi Mallawaratchi and late Tony Perera,​ beloved wife of the late Joe Abeyesundere and much loved mother of the late Trevor Abeyesundere and Shanthini (“Nuki”) Abeyesundere,​ treasured mother-in-law of Marian Abeyesundere and Sujit CanagaRetna,​ precious grandmother of Trevina Abeyesundere and adored aunt of Roanne Chandraratna. Her Remains lie at the A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour # 4,​ Sunday October 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a service of thanksgiving and cremation at 3 p.m. at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatte,​ New Crematorium. No flowers by request but please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association of Sri Lanka.065133

GOMEZ - MRS. VERNA MARGARET (NEE JAYAWARDENE),​ passed away peacefully in her sleep aged 83 years,​ on the morning of Thursday 24th September in the UK. Beloved mother of Eleonor,​ Debbie and Jeremy,​ mother-in-law of Mark and Russell,​ grandmother of Lara,​ Adam,​ Annika,​ Natasha,​ Harry,​ Charlie,​ Tansy and Maric,​ grandmother-in-law to Phil,​ and great-grandmother of Sofiya,​ Leo and Xavi; beloved sister of late Violet,​ Pearlie,​ late Consy,​ Brenda and Felix Shelton. The funeral will take place on Monday 19th October in Crawley,​ UK.064536

GOONARATNE (NEE PERERA) LENITA (SIRIMA). (Former teacher Visakha and Devi Balika). Loving wife of late Muni,​ loving daughter of late Edwin Perera and Lilian Perera,​ loving sister of late Wensie and late Reinzie (UK),​ sister-in-law of Arlene,​ Rani (UK),​ late Ariyawansa,​ late Charles,​ Chandra,​ Lionel,​ late Nanda,​ late Justin,​ late Samaraweera,​ Daya and late Ananda. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 1.30 p.m. on Sunday 18th October. Cortege leaves the parlour at 3.30 p.m. on same day for cremation at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Old Crematorium) at 4.00 p.m.065122

LA’BROOY - BENJAMIN VERE - Ex Sri Lankan Navy. Beloved husband of late Maureen,​ father of Valerie,​ Robin,​ Adrian,​ Diedrie,​ Allan,​ father-in-law of Errol,​ Annette,​ Helen,​ Adrian and Geetha,​ beloved grandfather of Michelle,​ Rochelle,​ Natasha,​ Dylan,​ Shaun,​ Scott,​ Nicole,​ Keegan,​ Adele,​ Jessica and Jason. Great grandfather of Sophie,​ Manuel,​ Valencia,​ Esmeralda and Michele. Cortege leaves Mahinda Funeral Parlour,​ Mount Lavinia on Sunday 18th October 2020 at 4 p.m. for cremation at Galkissa Cemetery.065119