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Ceylon Green Book 1932 Obituaries E - K
Ebert, Mrs.; Wife of Mr. E.F. Ebert, Surveyor, Ratnapura. Died 16th April 1931.
Ebert, William Jellis; Died at the General Hospital, Colombo, 29th April 1931. Aged 59
Edwards, Mrs. Barbara; Wife of Mr. Sidney James Edwards, of Messrs. Edwards, Reid &
Booth. Died in Colombo, 19th July 1931.
Elapata, Dissawa E.A.; Died at Alpitiya, 21st Feb. 1932.
Elphinstone, Edmond; Of Bowhill Estate, Kotmale. Died in England, 3rd July 1931.
Emilda, Rev. Sister Mary; Died at St. Mary's Convent, Ganegama, 24th May 1931.
Ephraums, Arthur Edward; The well-known sportsman and hotel proprietor of Colombo. Died at
the Grand Hotel, Mt. Lavinia, 10th Nov. 1931. Aged 52 years. The late Mr. Ephramus started
business in a small way in Colombo many years ago, originally owning the Globe Hotel. He
built up a vast business and about ten years ago acquired the Mount Lavinia Grand Hotel.
He also owned the Anuradhapura, St, Andrew's and Bristol Hotels besides running the
Railway Restaurant Cars and Rooms. He was a sound business man and was one of the
promoters of the Colombo Pharmacy Co., Ltd., of which he was a Director and also carried
out the duties of Agent and Secretary. He had a remarkable career on the Ceylon Turf. He
had been an owner for several years, one of his earlier successes being gained by
Lithosian, who won him the Channer Stakes in 1916. He came into prominence when he became
the owner of Orange William in 1922 and since then he had been once of the most prominent
supporters of the local!
turf. He had one of the most prominent collections of racing trophies in the Island,
including five King-Emperor's Cups, three Viceroy's Cups, two Robert's Cups, a
Governor's Cup and numerous others. Not only was he a big owner, but for several years
he was the lessee of the Colombo Course and his sound advice on matters connected with the
administration of the Club was always highly valued. He leaves a widow and two sons.
Evarts, Archibald Tillear Andree; Retired Supdt. of Excise. Died 21st. Feb. 1932.
Feast, Mrs.; Wife of Mr. F. Penrose Feast, of Meddecombra Estate, Watagoda. Died 23rd.
Felix, Dr. J.E.; D.M.O., Baddegama. Died at the Civil Hospital, Galle, 23rd Nov. 1931. Dr.
Felix served as Captain in the Indian Medical service for a number of years. He joined up
soon after the outbreak of the Great War.
Felix, John Joseph Pocock; Late of the C.G.R. Died at Ealing, 19th June 1931. Born in
1873. Mr. Felix was appointed District Traffic Supdt. of the railway and arrived in the
Colony in 1905. He volunteered his services during the Great ar and served in East Africa.
On his return to Ceylon in 1919 he was appointed asst. Traffic Manager and acted as Deputy
in 1920. He was appointed Deputy three years later and acted as Traffic Manager in 1924.
On the re-organisation of the Railway service in that year Mr. Felix was appointed Divl.
Trans. Supdt. He acted as Deputy General Manager (Commercial) in 1927 and retired from
service in 1928, after 22 years' connection with the department.
Fellowes-Gordon, Mrs. Millicent; Mother of Mrs. Marjory Tutein-Nolthenius and Mr. Abdy
Fellowes-Gordon. Died 10th Nov. 1031 at Knockespoch, Aberdeenshire.
Fenwick, Charles; Youngest son of the late Rev. D.P. Fenwick, M.A., "Logie",
Cupar, Fife. Died at Edinburgh, 19th Dec. 1931. Aged 45 years.
Fernandez, Mrs. Etta; Wife of Mr. A. Laurie Fernandez, of Nuwara Eliya. Died 14th May
Fernando, A.E.; Postmaster, Pundaluoya. Died 14th March 1932.
Fernando, T.S. Daniel; Forwarding Agent and Merchant of Halgranoya. Died at "Fenn
Lyn", Moratuwa, 17th Jan. 1932.
Fernando, Vincent W.; Late of the Chartered Bank, Colombo. Died 1st Oct. 1931.
Fernando, Rev. W.P.; Late Vicar, St. John's Church, Kalutara, and formerly Incumbent
of St. Mark's Church, Dandegama. Died at Kalutara, 22nd. Sept. 1931.
Fonseka, D.E.; Retired Station Master, C.G.R., Bambalapitiya. Died at 17, Queen's
Road, Aberdeen, 18th Nov. 1931. Aged 77 years.
Forbes, Alexander Mansfield; Formerly fo Coreen Estate, Talawakele. Died at 32 Earls
Avenue, Folkestone, 27th July 1932. Aged 74 years.
Fowler, Reginald Capel; Planter, Bearwell Estate, Talawakelle. Died at the Radella Club,
Manu Oya, 10th June 1932. Aged 54 years. He came out to Ceylon in the late 'nineties
and one of his earliest appointments was on Oliphant, Nuwara Eliya. In 1908 he was on
Albion, Lindula, 1914 found him on Maria, 1917 on Lippakelle, both in the same district,
while he was Supdt. of Bearwell, Talawakelle, until his death.
Frieze, Charles T.; Foreman Platelayer, C.G.R., Bandarawela. Died at Bandarawela, 2nd
Gardiner, Samuel Vyramuttu; Died 13th Sept. 1931. Aged 61 years.
Garforth, Frederick; Formerly a planter in Ceylon. Died in South Africa, 28th Nov. 1931.
Girihagama Kumarihami, Mrs. J.A.; Died 25th Feb. 1932.
Gooneratna, Francis Ernest; Mohotte Mudaliyar of the Gale Attapattu. Died at Galle, June
1931. Aged 93 years.
Goonetilleke, Mrs. Esther; Wife of Mr. O.E. Goonetilleke, Auditor-General. Died 5th August
Goonetilleke, E.A.; Actg. Asst. Supdt. of Police. Died at Mutwal, 18th June 1931. Aged 40
Goonewardhana, D.A.J.; Proctor, S.C. Died 7th July 1931.
Gordon, Cosmo M.; Former partner of Messrs. George Steuart & Co., Colombo. Died in
Scotland, 15th June 1931. The late Mr. Gordon, who was about 60 years of age, came out to
Ceylon in 1897, and was on Hope Estate, Hewaheta. He became a partner of Messrs. Geo.
Steuart & Co. in 1901, and retired from active business in 1923. He retired from
partnership in the firm in 1928. Mr. Gordon was a son of the late Mr. John Lewis Gordon,
who was connected with Messrs. Geo. Steuart & Co. from 1863 to 1902, and married Miss
Gladys Anderson, daughter of Mr. William Anderson, who was associated with Messrs. Geo.
Steuart & Co. in 1908. Mr. Gordon occupied a prominent place in the business life of
Gowans, Wiliam C.; Formerly of the Colombo Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Died 25th Dec. 1931, at
"Edzell", Scotland. Aged 68 years.
Grigg, Hubert A.; Formerly of Portmore Agrpatnas. Died in Paris, 26th Dec. 1931. Aged 60
Gunasekera, J.E.; Principal of Mahabodhi College. Died 2nd Nov. 1931.
Gunasekera, Mary Catherine; Wife of Mr. J.F. Gunasekera. Died at "Watersmeet",
Mutwal, 11th Oct. 1931.
Gunawardene, Gerald Conrad; Ledgerkeeper of the Mercantile Bank, Colombo. Died at the
General Hospital, Colombo, 15th Jan. 1932, of injuries sustained in motor cycle accident.
Hall, Mrs. Charlotte Anne; Mother of Mrs. F.E. Mackwood, Mrs. Oscar Johnson and Mrs. R.S.
Hall. Died in England 3rd. Dec., 1931.
Halliley, C.F.W.; Retired Supdt. of Surveys, Ceylon. Died at Edgeware, Middlesex, 1st
feb., 1932. Aged 60 years.
Hampshire, Mrs. Laura Elsie; Second daughter of the late Major George Trenchell of the
Ceylon Rifles and Perak, F.M.S. Died 23rd May, 1931 in a London Nursing Home. Aged 56
Hampton, Joseph Lewis; Late of the Ceylon Government Service. Died 19th Nov., 1931, at 37,
StradaTigne, Sliema, Malta.
Harmant, Rev. Alfonse; O.M.I. Died at St. Vincent's Home, Maggona, 7th Feb., 1932.
Harris, M.R.; Of Kepitigalla Group, Matale. Died at the Kurunegala Hospital, 5th Jan.,
Haw, Rev. Albert; M.C., B.A., late of Batticola. Died May, 1931.
Haward, Mrs.; Wife of M. F.A. Haward of Vykumbra Estate, Passara. Died at Badulla, 15th
Hayes, Mrs. Annie; Widow of Mr. H.E.H. Hayes, retired Provincial Engineer of the P.W.D.,
Ceylon. Died in England, 26th May, 1931.
Hayes, Major A.T.H.; Of South Cerney, Cirencester, who was in Ceylon for several years
before the War. Died in March 1932
Henderson, Capt. Arnott; Died at Kotagiri, Nilgiris, 18th June 1931. Aged 85 years.
Hepponstall, Colin E.; Proctor of Kalutara. Died 15th Feb., 1932.
Heyzer, Mrs. Dagmar Maisie; Wife of Mr. Arthur Heyzer. Died at Bambalapitya, 15th June
Hudson, Mrs.; Widow of the late Mr. T.P. Hudson, Pricnipal of the Manipay Hindu College.
Died 31st July 1931. Aged 50 years.
Hudson, Thomas;The veteran planter of Glenanore, Haputale. Died in London, 14th June 1931.
Aged 69 years.
Hunter-Blair, Reginald Eustace; Of Watagoda Estate. Drowned while bathing at Watagoda,
17th May 1931. Aged 26 years.
Ievers, Mrs.; Widow of Mr. Robert Wilson Ievers, C.M.G., of the Ceylon Civil service. Died
Jacks, Mrs. Mabel Elizabeth; Wife of Mr. Walter Raymond Jacks of Akramboda Group. Died at
the Kandy Nursing Home, 17th March 1932.
Jago, H.; Supdt. of Leangawella Estate, Haputale. Died at Haputale, 23rd May, 1931.
Jayasinghe, T.W.A.; Of Delmege Forsyth & Co., Colombo. Died 2nd May, 1931. Aged 38
Jayasuriya, Francis; Proctor of Matara. Died in the General Hospital, Colombo, June 1931.
Jayatileke, Mrs. Ethel Ruth; Wife of Mr. Elmore Jayatileke. Died at Undugoda. 18th Dec.,
Jayatileke, Ronald; Excise Inspector. Died at the General Hospital, Colombo, 10th Feb.,
Jayawardene, Mrs.; widow of the late Muhandiram A.M. Jayawardene. Died at "Fern
Bank", Moratuwa, 1st jan., 1932.
Jones, Mrs. Deborah Powell; widow of Mr. Charles Powell Jones, formerly of Ceylon. Died at
Bedford, 1st Feb., 1932. Aged 79 years.
Karunaratne, Dr. D. T. A.; Of Panadura Died at the General Hospital, Colombo, 16th August,
Keith, Mrs. Rosalind ; Widow of the late Mr. J. N. Keith, Proctor of Colombo. Died in
Kandy, 24th Jan., 1932. Aged 88 years
Kemps, Frederick William; Propry. Planter. Died at Matara, 11th Jan., 1932. Aged 61
Kingston, W. J.; Late of the Colombo Harbour Works. Died 3rd Feb., 1932.
Kobbekaduwa, Dr. Tikiri Banda ; M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Died at Kandy, 29th Dec., 1931. Aged 54
Koch, Gladwin Ellis ; Advocate. Died at " St. Alban's " Flower Road,
Colombo. 30th June, 1931. Aged 55 years He acted as District Judge, Colombo, Municipal
Magistrate, Colombo, and Police Magistrate, Gampaha
Kolemeyer, John lexander ; Of Allan Avenue, Dehiwala. Accidentally drowned at Wattala,
26th Sept., 1931. Aged 60 years.