Your good deeds will remain with us
~ Augustus Wirasingha
There is a saying that goes, “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I may not pass this way again.” How apt these words are when referring to the late Gusty.
I still remember him as if it were yesterday going about doing what came naturally to him. He went about in an unobtrusive manner doing good and helping those in need. The strata of society a person came from, the riches of a person, the race, religion or nationality of the person, were not his concern. All he looked for in a person was his character. A person’s sincerity, honesty, dedication and commitment to duty coupled with a sense of loyalty to country and employer were the characteristics that mattered to him. Once those conditions were met he would do his utmost to help him or her.
How soon the days have gone by. This year marks the 10th anniversary of his death. On October 5, a memorial Mass was offered at All Saints Church, Borella.
Gusty, you may have departed physically from our midst but you still live on in our memories. Your daughter Marlene is still with us and every year she has faithfully remembered you and this year is no exception.
You will not pass this way again. But the good that you have done, which you were fond of referring to as the “Bank of goodwill” and the kindness that you have shown to human beings will always be a reminder to us of what you have been and are to us. May you continue to rest in peace and enjoy eternity’s sunrise with Jesus.