It is with sadness that i forward the message just recieved from Lucky in Canada. Our sympathies are with Gazpas and children
Lakshmen and Gita
Gomez – Dr Kamala (nee Abeywickrema)
Dearly beloved wife of Gaspar, loving mother of Shehana and Niki (MAS Holdings), mother in law of Stefano, passed away peacefully in Chichester, West Sussex, UK on Monday 22nd January 2018.
Much loved sister of Kulasena, Dr Palitha (Australia), Ananda, Malini, Ratna & Karuna. Daughter of the late Mr & Mrs D.A. Abeywickrema of Yatiyana
Her funeral service will be held at the Chichester crematorium on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 11 am.
A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Kamala will be held on Wednesday 7th February at 5 pm at St. Theresa’s Church, Thimbirigasyaya
It is with great sadness that I write this …
I cannot even get my head around to write tribute to my dear friend
Kamala, as my heart is sooo broken now ….
Gaspar- My Deepest Sympathies to you, and your two lovely daughters-
You have been such a GREAT support to Kamala and family, and GREAT source
of Inspiration and Courage for the Class of 64 .
I will never forget the song you sang for Kamala on that Friday Night
concert, and all I can remember , is I was crying buckets of tears, and you
were sooo very brave, singing the song for Kamala …
Gaspar- you have such lovely memories of your Life and Times with Kamala-
that will give you the strength to move on .
You could not have done anymore than what you did to care for her so very
lovingly during her illness for nearly 15 years — A Testimony to True Love
I remember you my dear Kamala, the very FIRST DAY you walked into the
Block- via Norris Canal Rd- with the books in your hand , two long black
braids gently swaying with that most famous gentle swinging walk of yours !
You were staying with your doctor older brother at that time , who was
sooo very protective of his pretty little sister ( you were the youngest in
the family ) that he even sent an Aiya to follow behind you , so the boys
would not ‘rag ‘ you !!
I will never ever forget this day, as long as I live, and Rajes was also
with me, standing next to me watching you walk along Norris Canal Rd !
And, I do seem to recall, even Gaspar and a few other guys standing and
watching you walking along Norris Canal Rd, that fine morning, and I think,
it was Love at First Sight for Gaspar and the Rest is History …
After the Girls Hostel girl hostel was built, you were in the Girls
Hostel,with the rest of us , for the next five years , on the 3rd Floor-
with the naughty ones, with Stella as your room mate .There was my self,
Rajes, Maha , and Saradamani on the 3rd floor . and we sure had good times
Sweet, Sweet Kamala, in her own sweet Dream World- as we used to say back
then, as nothing would ruffle you, always calm, gentle, with that ever
present sweet, sweet smiling face , no matter what the situations was .
I recall- coming to your room in the hostel- just to be with you, to clear
my head so to speak, and let some of that gentleness of yours to rub off
on to me, when ever things bothered me , and my head was spinning around !
I recall all the lies I had to tell your mom and dad, when you went
sneaking out with Gaspar, met with an accident and broke your hand one
fine night !
But, I had to tell our subwarden- Dr Phyllis Costa- the truth !
Oh My God- I will never forget this episode- Gaspar- I wonder if you
remember this !!!
Gaspar- was Deva and Stella were also in the car also that fun night ?
Those were the days !!
Those were good days Kamala- and I am glad I have such a good memory for
these things .
Then, we met in UK – 1989 RU- you and Gaspar- and we had such a good time .
This photo above is us at that time- which I call the Kellas of the Sixties
Then, I came and visited you and Gaspar in UK back in the late 90’s, spent
a night at your home, and you made such a good meal for me, and treated me
right royally .
You both visited me in my condo in Mississauga, Ontario- Canada , when
Gaspar came to visit his sister in Ontario .
I attended your older daughter’s wedding too, in Srilanka, in 2001 January
I think .
A pity I don’t have any photos of those events , with me right now, for
the Class of 64 to see .
Kamala My Sweet Friend- May You Attain Nibanna and Live Happy in the
Eternal Garden of Flowers ….
Gaspar- to you I say- Hold On to The Sweet Memory of Sweet Kamala for your
Future Strength ..
Your Loving Friend- Deepthie .
Kamala’s Funeral arrangements
Biga phoned me just now asking me to insert the cremation details of Kamala in the blog. as Gaspar had asked him to let all of us know the details.
Date – 7th February at 11am.
At Chichester Crematorium ( near St Richards Hospital )
49/51 Spittalfield Lane.
Post Code PO19 6SG ( For Sat nav )
Phone number 01243 839777.