ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, Octomber 15, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 20

Your love will shine on

Petronella de Silva Wijeyeratne

By Podi Duwa, Nalini

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 in Negombo.

She left us in grief on March 9 this year.

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 of us.

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 black hair.

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 her.

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