It is with sadness that Andrew and his siblings announce that their mother, Penelope, passed away peacefully on 5 June 2023 at Kensington Gardens Hospice in Toronto.
Penelope was born in Colombo, in the then British crown colony of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). She was the second of six siblings and was evacuated from the UK to the USA for the duration of the Second World War with her two pre-war siblings.
Penelope had been a member of the Academy for many years. She used her knowledge of Sri Lanka and her many travels in several presentations in a variety of workshops, always presented with flare and understanding. Penelope`s gentle manner and care for others made her a valuable member of the Academy. She took to the latest technology in aids for hearing loss and was always ready to share knowledge about what she found helpful.
She was always cheerful and fun to spend time with. I, among many others, have missed her during her absence from the Academy.
There will be an on-line memorial service for her in late October.
by Linda Tu