ForeverMissed

Celine Vaz (Celine Devotta)
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Celine at Navaloka hospital, Colombo on February 10th, 2021 in her 76th year. She was the much loved sister of Ben, Ruby, Lawrence, John and Sarojini.

Celine was born in the town of Tuticorin, India on Dec 16th, 1944 to Joseph Louis and Jesamal, the 2nd child amongst 10 siblings. Celine predeceased by her loving husband Anthony Vaz and her four brothers Pius, Amal, Tony and Navis.  She was an aunt to multiple nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

To all who knew her, Celine was young at heart. She faced many of life's challanges bravely and courageously. She will be known for her smile, her optimistim and caring nature. Celine completed her schooling at Sacred Heart Convent Galle. She taught for many years as a teacher at Linda's Commercial Accademy, Colombo 4. She had an afinity for the outdoors, loved animals, a good cook, and a talented seamstress. She will be sadly missed by all.

A mass offering in memory of Celine was held on Feb.11. 2021.

Due to COVID-19 the family will not be holding an in-person memorial at this time, instead we invite you to share your condolences, tributes, stories and pictures here as we celebrate Celine's life.

Posted by Evi C on February 12, 2021
My dearest Aunty Celine, you were my Godmother and forever the humble optimist. I remember our Tuesdays together. I would come home from school and you would be there with a very special lunch, always wrapped in a banana leaf because you knew that's how I liked it best. You would always encourage me to go to St. Anthony's church. You never skipped your Tuesday visits to St. Anthony's. Your faith in action spoke volumes. Whenever we walked the roads, so many random people would come up saying 'Hello Mrs. Vaz' your students were everywhere and they all loved you. You will live in the hearts of all those you have touched and I will miss my sweet Godmom. I know you are finally at peace and reunited with the ones who have gone before you. You will be in my continued prayers. Until we meet again....
Posted by Carol C on February 11, 2021
Dear Auntie Celine, as a child growing up, I remember your kindness, generosity and your smile. You are in my most cherished memeories. I am glad I got to see you last year, I will miss you dearly.

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Posted by Evi C on February 12, 2021
My dearest Aunty Celine, you were my Godmother and forever the humble optimist. I remember our Tuesdays together. I would come home from school and you would be there with a very special lunch, always wrapped in a banana leaf because you knew that's how I liked it best. You would always encourage me to go to St. Anthony's church. You never skipped your Tuesday visits to St. Anthony's. Your faith in action spoke volumes. Whenever we walked the roads, so many random people would come up saying 'Hello Mrs. Vaz' your students were everywhere and they all loved you. You will live in the hearts of all those you have touched and I will miss my sweet Godmom. I know you are finally at peace and reunited with the ones who have gone before you. You will be in my continued prayers. Until we meet again....
Posted by Carol C on February 11, 2021
Dear Auntie Celine, as a child growing up, I remember your kindness, generosity and your smile. You are in my most cherished memeories. I am glad I got to see you last year, I will miss you dearly.
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