Your love will shine on
Petronella de Silva Wijeyeratne
As her youngest daughter, I remember
her on her 85th birthday which falls on October 19 with
love and gratitude.
She married my father Henry de S.Wijeyeratne
and had five children. They had a long married life,
and celebrated their golden jubilee. My mother was the
daughter of Felix and Anne Tissera, a well-to-do family
She left us in grief on March 9 this
She was 84 years when she died.
As I go down memory lane, I can’t
forget how she stitched Christmas frocks for all three
She would burn the midnight oil to
finish them. She loved to dress us in lovely clothes.
I will also never forget her love
for Thatha and my younger brothers. Her favourite was
my little brother Chandra.
She had 17 grandchildren and 22 great
grand children, still she looked young, with her jet
She was religious and said her prayers
regularly. Her favourite hymn was “I sing a hymn
to Mary.” She was a music lover and enjoyed listening
to popular Sinhalese numbers.
Holy Father take care of her
Let your perpetual light shine upon