It is with immeasurable sadness we announce the death of our beloved mother, Vivienne Mary Dharmaratne (nee Jayasuriya) on January 16, 2015 at the age of 94 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Vivienne was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Edmonton, Canada in 1990. Vivienne leaves behind her sons, Nihal (Theonie) of New Zealand, and Ranil (Julie)–semicolon– daughters, Lalithie (Victor Jayatunge) and Swarnamala–semicolon– grandchildren, Nadine (Stephen Merryfield) Ryan, Jehan (Myle), Rushahn (Nivaga) and Tehani (Madushin Amarasekera) and great-grandchildren, Riccardo, Jerome, Alex, Joshua, Temaya and Jayden.
Vivienne was predeceased by her husband, Edgar “Eddie” Johnston Dharmaratne (1989) a senior lawyer in Sri Lanka–semicolon– her beloved parents, Charles and Lucy Jayasuriya–semicolon– wonderful step-mother Clarise and siblings, Alexandria and Joseph (Agnes).
A Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton. A Prayer Vigil will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10044 – 113 Street, with Reverend Father Varghese Munduvelil officiating. A Private interment will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Holy Cross Cemetery.