Obituaries | Sunday Observer


20 November, 2022

AMARASINGHE - VISAKA SENEVIRATNA KUMARIHAMY (nee Amunugama),​ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday 12th November 2022,​ in Auckland,​ New Zealand. Loved wife of her late husband Dr Norman Amarasinghe,​ beloved mother of Yvonne,​ Romani,​ Rodney,​ Sepalika and Piyali,​ and mother-in-law of Rohan,​ Gayani,​ Joe and Dean,​ proud grandmother of Lishan,​ Sumangali,​ Manesh,​ Ranmalie,​ Carl,​ Petra,​ Amara,​ Sanath,​ Paige,​ Indika,​ Jade and Gothami and caring great-grandmother of Udula,​ Danuja,​ Hiruja,​ Thenuja,​ Hiruni,​ Onali and Aruni,​ survived by her brother Brian Amunugama and predeceased by her siblings Soma,​ Wilfred,​ Rani,​ Indrani and Stanley. A celebration of Visaka’s life has been held on Wednesday,​ 16th November in Auckland,​ New Zealand. Please send all correspondence care of the Amarasinghe family to PO Box 24464,​ Royal Oak or b​r​i​a​n​.​s​t​o​t​t​@​m​o​r​r​i​s​o​n​s​.​c​o​.​n​z​070430

JOYCE SERPANCHY (nee RAYMOND) 02-07-1920 to 10-11-2022 Passed away peacefully on 10 November 2022 in Perth,​ Western Australia. Much loved wife of Wilmot (dec). Sister of Annesley (Tinny) (dec) and Margie (dec). Loving mother of Marcelle,​ June,​ Lorraine,​ Cheryl,​ Charles (dec) and Trevor. Loving mother-in-law to Peter Ranasinghe,​ Milroy De Soyza,​ Willie Weerasekera and Vanessa. Devoted grandmother of Michelle,​ David,​ John,​ Anne-Maryse,​ Janine,​ Jehan,​ Aruni,​ Tamara,​ Tarique,​ Dominic and Anya. Precious great-grandmother of Breandan,​ Siobhan,​ Keeva,​ Sasha,​ Abby,​ Sebastian,​ Daniel,​ Samadhi,​ Kavi,​ Sheanna,​ Zane and Amari. May she rest in peace.070230

PANAMALDENIYA - VINODHA (Retired Teacher,​ St John’s College Nugegoda & Stafford International,​ Colombo 07). Beloved wife of the late R.B. Panamaldeniya,​ much loved twin sister of Champa De Silva (Australia),​ loving mother of Hemika,​ Booshana,​ Sadhana & Ravi,​ mother-in-law of Lalith,​ Sunil,​ Dinesh & Pahan,​ grandmother of Lashika,​ Chaturanga,​ Amenthi,​ Osura,​ Ranugi & Jenuli. Passed away peacefully. Cremated on Saturday the 12th November 2022. Contact 0724180358.070484

RANASINGHE - PETER,​ passed away peacefully on 17-11-2022. Beloved husband of Marcelle,​ brother of Shirley (dec),​ Christopher (dec),​ Anne,​ Christine & Gillian (dec). Cherished father of Michelle,​ David & John,​ father-in-law of Shane,​ Tamara & Belinda,​ much loved grandfather of 7. “Forever in our hearts”071243