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  1. With Heartfelt Sympathies For The Loss Of Your Dear Sister Hyacinth .Thinking Of You All Claude , Anton , Maxie Francis Vincent, Rita & Families . May God Comfort You All During These Tough Times & Give You Strength & Courage To Face Each Day . May Sister Hyacinth Have Eternal Rest In Gods Kingdom. Please Accept Our Sincere Sympathies . CARMEN KELAART & FAMILY . MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA .

  2. May your soul rest in peace Aunty Hyacinth. You were truly an amazing, humble human being. Our deepest sympathies to Uncle Claude, Uncle Maxie, Uncle Anton, Uncle Francis, Aunty Rita and the rest of the family – Michele, Ajantha and the girls.

  3. Therese was the eldest daughter of Florence and Clarence Isaacs of Colombo Sri Lanka. Therese had an older brother Claude, and six younger siblings. She had her early schooling at Holy Family Convent in Colombo. Fate intervened on a February day in 1954 when Therese and her siblings lost their father (their mother had died in 1948). So Therese, still a teenager, stepped-up to support  her older brother Claude in keeping the siblings together, and giving them a semblance of family life. Happily, they all flourished, and one, by one, they all moved on. Then it was Therese’s turn. She joined her brother Maxie in London in the early seventies. Sudbury was her home for over thirty years, and she was a devoted parishioner of St George’s ever since then

    To say that Therese made up for lost time would be an understatement. With London as her base, she travelled everywhere; wherever she had family and friends. Canada, Australia, back to Sri Lanka for long holidays. She never missed a birthday, an anniversary, a christening, she was there, much loved and welcomed. Her generosity was legendary. Her kindness and consideration mirrored her strong catholic faith – she practised her belief to the extent that she even refused to cheat when we played the game cheat at family gatherings.

    She loved reporting back from the many pilgrimages she went on; Lourdes, Fatima, the Holy Land, Knock (in Ireland). And Walsingham in England, and  many more.She invariably returned with a clutch of medals, scapula’s, and prayers cards, which were pressed into the hands of all her loved ones, urging them to ‘keep it under your pillow’.

    Therese got her love for Cricket from her brothers. Knowledgeable about the game, she enjoyed the many matches that she went to, and inevitably, was a strong supporter of Sri Lanka.

    She was at her best socially. Quiet and dignified, a magnet for many of her nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, who she watched growing up with great pride. At home, she pampered all her visitors. You were guaranteed tea and biscuits any time of day, and she was happiest discussing any news of the family.

    I first met Therese on a sunny Saturday in April, 65 long years ago. Within hours of being introduced, I was given a gentle lesson in table etiquette. Some years later I married her youngest sister, and since then, for nearly fifty years, I have enjoyed, unfailingly, birthday presents, kindness, and an ever ready smile. I was tolerated and indulged. In return I must have taken hundreds of photographs of her – usually rewarded with a ready quip and a laugh. A nicer sister in law would truly be hard to find.

  4. Dearest Hyacinth,
    We may never find words beautiful enough to describe all that you meant to us, but we will spend the rest of our life searching for them! You were the most amazing, humble, caring, generous and a loving human being!
    Your Life was a blessing! Your Memory A Treasure! You Are Loved Beyond Words & Missed Beyond Measure!
    May Your Soul Rest In Peace!
    Bunty, Kinney, Jean, Rodney, Jennifer, Avinash, Dylan & the rest of the family!

  5. We will treasure all the fond Memories of Hyacinth. Our dear Cousin, a beautiful lady with a warm smile. May her beautiful Soul Rest in Peace. Our heartfelt Condolences to Claude,Maxi,Anton,Francis, Vincent, Rita and all their families.

    Harsha,Suzette and family

  6. Rest in peace Hyacinth,May your memory live on.what a kind hearted lady with a beautiful smile.To all the family my deepest condolences.sending big hugs and Gods blessings.love Jackie

  7. Dearest Sister, words cannot say how sad we are to have lost a dear cousin who was so close to us, so caring and always concerned about our wellbeing. You never failed to call me on and off to check on us. We always looked forward to your visits to Sri Lanka and to spend time with you. Thank you Sister for all your care and concern and for all the support and help you gave mummy and daddy. We now have only memories to hold dear to our hearts. I’m so happy that I was able to talk to you when you were in hospital. May your beautiful and gentle soul rest is God’s eternal glory.
    Marian, Dharmin and the children and Budeesha

  8. Aunty Hyacinth was one of a kind. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss her warm smile and gentle nature. We miss her visits to Canada and the long tea time chats with her. May she rest in peace. She will be missed dearly. Love Geoffrey, Karen, Michael, Tyler, Lauren and Jasmine Isaacs

  9. Hyacinth, we will miss you. Your cards and your commitment to keep connected as we grew older, had our families was endearing and so full of love. May you rest in peace.

  10. Our deepest sympathies to Brother Claude Maxie Anton Francis Vincent Rita and the rest of the families, at the loss of gentle kind and loving sister Hyacinth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this time. May her soul rest in peace in the arms of Jesus. GOD bless.

  11. Hyacinth always had a kind word and a ready smile. I will miss you. Rest in Peace. Love you.

  12. Aunty Hyacinth will be dearly missed. Her presence was a blessing to all of us. She would always think about us and bring gifts, send cards and shower her love. Our deepest condolences to the Isaacs family.

  13. My deepest sympathies, and extend my condolences to the family, Claude, Maxie, Francis, Vincent and Rita. I am so sorry for what you are facing, and all that you’re going through.
    My prayers are with you, and the Lord is with You to strengthen you, as you mourn the loss of your dear sister. Take comfort knowing that you’re not alone through all this.
    May Hyacinth’s soul Rest In Peace
    God Bless you all Amen.
    Dorothy De Zylwa (Crusz)

  14. We met Hyacinth when we lived in London in the 90’s. We got to know her through her brother Maxie and then became very close to her. Despite the passage of years and the distance between us when we migrated to Australia she maintained the contact. She always remembered our birthdays and never failed to send us Christmas cards. She was a quiet and humble lady who was God fearing and caring. May her soul rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord.

  15. My deepest sympathies, and extend my condolences to the family, Claude, Maxie, Francis, Vincent and Rita. I am so sorry for what you are facing, and all that you’re going through.
    My prayers are with you, and the Lord is with You to strengthen you, as you mourn the loss of your dear sister. Take comfort knowing that you’re not alone through all this.
    May Hyacinth’s soul Rest In Peace
    God Bless you all Amen.

  16. Our hearts still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know
    May your soul Rest In Peace Aunty Hyacinth. ❤️❤️❤️

  17. The Matriarch of the Isaac clan. Our memories of Aunty Hyacinth are that of a gentle, soft-spoken lady. Happy to be in the background. A true wind beneath the wings of many. Many will miss her. Many will also rejoice in the fact that this gentle soul is now with her Maker and truly at peace. May you soar with the angels!

    When Dad passed away, I was given this verse which helped console me at that time. To those left to grieve, I share these words that they too may find peace like I did.

    When I come to the end of the road
    And the sun has set for me,
    I want no rites in a gloom filled room
    Why cry for a soul set free!
    Miss me a little, but not for long,
    And not with your head bowed low.
    Remember the love we once shared,
    Miss me, but let me go!
    For this a journey we all must take,
    And each must go alone;
    It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
    A step on the road to home.
    When you are lonely and sick of heart
    Go to the friends we know,
    And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
    Miss me, but let me go.

  18. Our deepest sympathies, Claude, Maxie, Anton, Francis, Vincent, Rita and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God grant you the courage and strength during this time of sorrow.

  19. Our deepest sympathies, Claude, Maxie, Anton, Francis, Vincent, Rita and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God grant you the courage and strength during this time of sorrow. May the memories of the good times you shared with your dear sister never fade.

  20. We share in this time of grief, but also share in the love and memories of dear Hyacinth.
    Beautiful memories of a very sweet, caring and generous soul.
    A lady with always a sweet smile and a heart of gold.
    I still treasure the drink coasters that Hyacinth brought us as a gift when she visited Melbourne many years ago. I’m so glad she made time to visit us in our home and have lunch together.
    Someone as special as Hyacinth will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever.
    My deepest sympathies goes out to Claude, Maxi, Anton, Francis, Vincent, Rita and families. Sending you all love as you grieve your loss.

  21. Dear Aunty Hyacinth,
    You’re not forgotten nor will you ever be
    As long as life And memory’s last
    We will remember you.
    May you soul rest in Peace
    Remembered with utmost love by Dianne, Duminda, Dinali and Dulaj.

  22. Dearest Sister,

    Thank you for all what you have done for both of us and our family throughout the years.

    You have created so many beautiful memories that would last forever.

    You will be sadly missed and fondly remembered in our hearts.

    May your soul rest in peace.

    Our deepest condolences goes to Big Brother, Maxie, Anton, Francis, Vincent, Rita and the rest of the family.

    Sadly Remembered By : Therese and Bernard.

  23. A GOLDON HEART
    STOPPED BEATING
    HARD WORKING HANDS
    AT REST

    GOD BROKE OUR
    HEARTS TO PROVE TO US THAT
    HE ONLY TAKES THE
    BEST…….

    May your soul rest in peace Aunty Hyacinth.

    You will be missed but never forgotten.

    Deepest sympathy’s to Uncle Claude, Uncle Maxie, Uncle Anton, Uncle Francis, Aunty Rita and rest of the family.

    Sadly Remembered by :

    Rochelle, Dinesh, Rebecca and Dillan

  24. Aunty Hyacinth was loved by all and would always make it a point to wish us for our birthdays, send cards and brought gifts along with her whenever she visited. She will be fondly remembered. Our condolences and prayers are with the Isaacs family.

  25. The Isaacs and Wijesuriya boys all grew up together as brothers and sisters back in Sri Lanka. Hyacinth was a very dear person to us all and will be greatly missed. She always made it a point to visit us whenever she came down to Sri Lanka on holiday and always kept in touch over the years. Our Deepest Sympathies to the families of Claude, Maxie, Anton, Francis, Vincent and Rita. May her soul Rest in Peace.
    Zerney & Beryl Wijesuriya

  26. Hyacinth was a huge blessing to our family. She supported our parents when they first came to this country and ourselves as young children. She was a constant source of strength and guidance.

    She will be greatly missed and was dearly loved.

  27. I met Maxie in the very early Sixties at CIMA classes held in the evenings in the vicinity of Lipton Circus. Travelling back to Nugegoda by bus we became friends and have remained so ever since. I then met all the members of his family and have retained contact with them.

    It was in Kandewatte that I first met Hyacinth and was touched by her simplicity, sincerity and kindness. When I lived in London and Maxie was also there we continued our friendship and renewed my contact with Hyacinth when she came to England shortly after that.
    On my many visits to Maxie subsequently, Hyacinth acted the perfect host and we had a chance to have long chats and get to know each other well.
    I remember weddings and holidays where we ran into each other and especially the trip to Cuba with all Maxie’s siblings and families. Even there Hyacinth had to find out where the nearest Church was so that she could attend Sunday Mass. I can vouch for her generosity as she always had some little gift for us. She was genuinely interested in my family and enquired after my children often.
    We will miss her. My deepest condolences to all her family.
    Indran

  28. My first encounter with Aunty Hyacinth was when we received a lovely wedding gift and a beautiful card filled with warm wishes written with elegant, tidy handwriting. I met Aunty Hyacinth subsequently and that meeting reiterated the elegance and quiet dignity of this lovely, gentle lady. Over the years she never failed to send us Christmas cards and always remembered the kids and never failed to send us souvenirs from her pilgrimages….in fact the rosary Andy keeps under his pillow and travels around with is one she gave us from the Holy Land.
    Our lives have been blessed by the people we encounter along the way and Aunty Hyacinth will always be one who will be remembered with much respect and love.
    “May the choirs of Angels come to greet you, may they speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you in His mercy. May you find eternal life.”

  29. Aunty Hyacinth was an angel sent from heaven. She was virtually our god mother although we were Buddhists. I do not know what is the connection between Perera’s and Isaacs were, but what I know is that both these families were almost like relatives. Aunty Hyacinth is somone who never forget a birthday or wedding anniversary of anyone she knows even if they are not her direct relatives. We used to look forward to those famous matchbox cars she used to send from England for our birthdays and eventually nicknamed our youngest brother Keshan as “Jinky” in honour of Dinky toys 🙂 She was the most kindest and generous person anybody knew on this earth. Her siblings were a true example of what a close knit family is. It was one of the most devastating news to hear about her passing away but I am sure she is now in heaven in the care Lord Jesus. Our heartfelt deepest sympathies go out to her brothers and sisters and her nephews and nieces living all over the world. Wish we could express our sincerest condolences to each and everyone of you during this sad occassion but our fervent prayers are with you to get over this difficult times. I am sure she must be happy to join my late dad Oliver and my late mom Kalyani in heaven over a cup of tea and discussing cricket 🙂 It is a big void in our lives as if we lost our God mother but we shall pray everyday for her soul to Rest In Peace. In Buddhist terms, may she attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana (Heaven). Amen.

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Funeral

Date: 29/07/2021
Time: 11:00
St George's Catholic Church
Location: 970 Harrow Road, Sudbury HA0 2QE GB

Wake

Date: 29/07/2021
Time: 14:00
The Black Horse Pub
Location: Harrow Road, Sudbury,, Wembley HA0 2QP. GB

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