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March-10-18
Dear Blossom

So saddened to hear about Tony. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies. Remembering our get togethers at Many & Devas place in Edmonton. He was such a wonderful man. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family at this difficult time.
Anandhi & Suren Sutendra
March-08-18
Dear Blossom,
Losing someone we love is not easy. We realize how blessed we have been able share in Tony's life, though it was for a very short time. We remember the fun times of singing and laughter we had together.
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed friend.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
We hope our Lord brings you and your family, the much needed peace during this sad time.
Lak, Ayoma and family
March-06-18
It is with a grieving heart that Eeshani and I received the sad news of the passing away of Anton.
We take this opportunity to write to you, Blossom, to express our deep sorrow in your bereavement, and also to offer our heartfelt sympathies to Anne-Marie, Shani, Sonali, Thushi and Tammy.

As a newly-married couple, we enjoyed the warm friendship and hospitality of both you and Aton, since 1979.
Many were the pleasant times we had spent with both of you, as well as Anne-Marie, Shani, Sonali, Thushi and Tammy,

Anton has been my friend, confidant, and guide, in Engineering enterprises I had undertaken, where his expertise in Financial Management, as well as his close relationships in the Financial Community, helped me immensely to establish my ventures in a sound footing.

Memories of his compassionate and warm friendship has enhanced my outlook to life, and shall always fondly remember him.

Affectionately, to Blossom, Anne-Marie, Shani, Sonali, Thushi and Tammy, we share your grief, and are always there for you.

Please accept my humble apologies for this belated sympathies, due to a patch of illness I am going through.

Sanath and Eeshani de Silva
Edmonton, Alberta
March-05-18
Joyce and I are deeply grieved that the world has lost a beautiful soul. We are one of the many who had the privilege of knowing him and moving closely with him and his family when they were in Edmonton.

When we met Anton and Blossom in the late seventies, we were impressed by their humility. Coming from an industrious family in Sri Lanka and having achieved great heights in his career, Anton never boasted of anything. In SriLanka some poor students were beneficiaries of his generosity that enabled them to go through college.

Not only did he love the Lord he also extended God's love to others through his actions. He was a man of integrity and faith, a quiet faith.

Tony had a lighter side to his personality. He loved to sing and was a live wire at any party. We remember him coming to our home many a time to have a sing-song which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Through all his life his focus was to help others and he gave of himself to others without reservation.

We will all miss him, but we know he is in a better place now.

Our condolences to Blossom and the children. May he Rest In Peace.
March-04-18
Chitra and I would like to convey our deepest sympathies to Blossom and Children. I met Anton in Sri Lanka and he was my mentor on computers and our knowledge on computers 50 years ago was almost nil.He was real gentleman, very quiet and an unassuming individual. Then it so happened we meet again in Edmonton Canada and what a coincidence. He was always a very good adviser and had an excellent knowledge on various topics and was very non judgmental. Sri Lankan community is definitely going to miss him. I am certain that he is in a good place now.
March-02-18
Anton, Blossom and their children were the first Sri Lankans we met in Edmonton in September 1976 That friendship we cherish so dearly. It culminated in many get-togethers and good times we had.

Anton was a man of integrity and wisdom. Always willing to help anyone seeking his advice. He was a gentle soul who never harmed a fellow human being with words or deeds.

The pinnacle of our friendship was a trip to Mexico via San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. What a trip it was.

He as a humble man. Never boasted of education and titles he has achieved. Neither did he talk about wealth he has amassed or his family connections.

Anton was a founding member of the Sri Lanka Canada Friendship Association of Edmonton and was elected the Treasurer at the inaugural meeting.

Although you are not with us anymore, we shall always remember you with fondness and affection.

May you rest in peace.
February-28-18
Louis, Leilani, Kaitlynn and myself are very sorry to hear of your loss. I will always think fondly of the time we visited together in Victoria. Hoping you find comfort in all the caring messages sent to you all. Love Debbie Van Solkema
February-28-18
Our heartfelt condolences to Blossom and children.
Anton was my teacher and a family friend. My father introduced me to Anton in the late 60s as the role model of a professional accountant who was to be respected and admired. I have fond memories of going to the home of Blossom and Anton, both in Nawala and down Sumner Place, to receive his assistance in my preparation for my accounting examinations; on many occasions, I recall that he would have one of his daughters on his knee. About 10 years later, I immigrated to Canada and our paths crossed once more here in Edmonton where he was once again my mentor in my quest for employment.
Who can forget his infectious smile and laugh?
With fond memories.
Nimal and Lakshmi Chellappah
February-28-18
Deepest Sympathizes to the Samarasinghe family. I knew Anton, Blossom and kids briefly in Edmonton and Fort McMurray. May he rest in peace.
February-27-18
I am proud to say that I have been a part of Anton's life, as a friend and mentor over many years.

As an Accountant with a background in industrial engineering he was one of the first to introduce mainframe computer technology to industry in Sri Lanka in the late 60s. Subsequently he established his own accounting practice under the name of Hulugalle Samarasinghe & Co while teaching computer science at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka.

Anton left Sri Lanka in the early 70s to work for the Commonwealth Secretariat and later emigrated to Canada in the late 70s to work for the City of Fort McMurray and the Auditor General's Department of the City of Edmonton.

After returning to Sri Lanka in 1992, he was involved in a number of humanitarian projects, establishing a school in Gampaha (Sri Lanka) and a facility for ex soldiers to manufacture artificial limbs.

He was a humanitarian and a good friend to all. May he rest in peace.
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