Goonewardena (nee Bridgette) Valerie "Val" Goonewardena, on Sunday, 22 September 2013, peacefully at her home in Evesham, England, after a long illness courageously borne. To the inexpressible grief of her husband, Rohan; son, Michael; and daughter, Anya. Beloved daughter of Martin and the late Margaret (Rita); adored sister of Michael, David, Martin, Marie, Geraldine, Patrick and Denise; relatives and friends from around the world. Cremation service Monday, October 7, Cheltenham, England. Donations, if desired, to Integrative Care, Bing Cancer Center. "Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation." Rumi
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 7, 2013