Sufi-Ismail (nee Mendis), Milsie Doreen

Milsie Doreen Sufi-Ismail (nee Mendis)

passed on January 2nd, 2021 at Arcare Aged Care

Aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of the late Yenayette Sufi-Ismail.

Much loved mother to Johann, Mark and Andrea.

Cherished grandmother to Rebekah, Hannah, Thomas and Ava.

Mother-in-law to Jale and Rebecca.


The Sufi-Ismail family are saddened to announce the passing of their beloved Milsie Doreen Sufi-Ismail on January 2nd 2021.

A service to celebrate her life is being held at the Boyd Chapel in Springvale Botanical Cemetery on Friday January 8th, 2021 at 11:00am followed by refreshments.

By invitation only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

To view the streaming of Milsieโ€™s service, please click on the link below

https://youtu.be/9FCtdECsQiA

 

 

63 Tributes

  1. Mallika & Guna
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    Our deepest sympathies

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Mallika and Guna. Love you guys.
      Andrea and family

  2. Chandra
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    Our deepest condolences to the family.
    May her soul Rest In Peace.๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you so much

  3. Ana
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    My deepest sympathy
    Lord please take care her๐Ÿ™

    • Nissanka Gajamanne.
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      Aunty Milsie..
      I still remember how u welcome me very first day when Marky introduced to you..
      With my heartiest loveโค to you.
      My deepest sympathies to all of you .
      May the all mighty lord protect you from every harm . RIP….Aunty.

  4. Lidwina Sebastian
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    Aunty Milsie Resting in the arms of Jesus.
    You were my guardian angel on Earth, who was there when I most needed you. From that moment onwards you never let me down with your kind words, deeds, advice, and love till the end. l will never ever forget you. I will miss your voice, but at night you will be my brightest star in the sky.
    Love ๐Ÿ’• you Auntie Milsie
    Lidwina,

  5. Kavan R
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    My deepest sympathies to the family
    Aunty Milsie Rest In Peace
    Kavan

  6. Stefhan Sebastian
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    My deepest sympathy
    Lord please take care of Aunty Milsie ๐Ÿ™

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Stefhan, you were special to mum

  7. Joyce & Harold Maas
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    We will never see or hear from our good friend again.
    I have known you since our childhood days at St. Margret’s home Polwatte. You will always be remembered in our hearts. May your soul rest in peace.
    Joyce and Harold

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you so much Aunty Joyce ๐Ÿ’š

  8. Kevin Clogstoun
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    My deepest sympathies , may you soul Rest In Peace … Aunty Milsie

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you KC. You were always so kind to mum ๐Ÿ™

  9. Tania s
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    To dear Yohan, Marky and Andrea and your families our deepest sympathies to you all for the loss of your beautiful mum and the wonderful aunty Milise. May her soul rest in peace in Gods care. God Bless you all and stay strong. Love Tania Derrick and Dean

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Tania, Derrick and Dean ๐Ÿ™

  10. Cordelia
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    My heartfelt sympathy to you, dear Andrea and your brothers, on the loss of a wonderful lady. We were so lucky we got to know our Milsie and what fond memories we have of our two Mums getting to know each other at Arcare.
    My Aunty Esme sends her sympathy too. She was so sad when I broke the news to her.
    Milsie, your time here is done. Now you are an Angel watching over your beautiful family.
    Rest In Peace dear Milsie

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you beautiful Cordelia, you were so kind to my mum. Thank you for everything. Blessings to you ๐Ÿ’š

  11. Minan Maharoof
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    While growing up the best and favourite place to go with my granny was to our darling aunt Milsies place. The yanmy and tasty goodies she makes was from beyond this world.

    Her ever loving pearl smile that will welcome you will be dearly missed. Her unique vioce of an angel was memorizing always.

    Will dearly miss you alot. May you Rest In Peace with the angels above.

    Our deepest sympathys to Mark Aiya, Johanna Aiya and Andi Akki.

    From Shayama, Minha and Minan

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you dear Minan. you are truly amazing advocate for the whole Sufi-Ismail family๐Ÿ’š

  12. Vanessa Smith labrooy
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    Dear Marky and Andi I will always remember your mums kindness and loving ways!Her home was a safe heaven to so many! At Christmas she always had the Bible opened to the Christmas story as the main focus! Much love and heartfelt sympathies
    Vanessa

    • Fredo De Silva
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      Dear Mark and Andy, we’re so sorry for your loss.
      The heart and love she carried could never be forgotten and
      we’re so grateful to have known her personally.
      The memories of her will continue to live on and she will always be remembered for who she was.
      Lots of love – Fredo and family
      God bless you’ll

      • Andrea & Family
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        Thanks Dear Fredo and Mimo, We have so many memories right…๐Ÿ™

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you beautiful Vano ๐Ÿ’š

  13. Jacqueline Scharenguivel
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    My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. May her sole rest in piece.

    • Andrea & Family
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      thank you ๐Ÿ’š

  14. Bernadette
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    Dear Mark and Andrea, sorry to hear about your loss, she was a wonderful woman, may her soul RIP Deepest sympathies to The family. With much love from Bernadette

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you ๐Ÿ™

  15. Fredo
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    Dear Marky & Andy, we are so sorry for your loss.
    The heart and love she carried will never be forgotten, we’re ever so grateful we got to know her personally, the precious memories of her will continue to live on.
    She will forever be remembered for the person she was.
    Lots of love – Fredo and family
    God bless you’ll

  16. Cindy
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    My heart is grieving that I couldn’t visit you sooner Aunty Milsie, even though I longed to do so. Thank you for your loving caring ways and motherly kindness, and most of all being there in times of need, you had a big heart overflowing with love. Thank you for everything Aunty Milsie, I will never forget you and I am grateful for all the loving wonderful times with you.

    • Andrea & Family
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      She loved you Cindy ๐Ÿ’š

  17. Francis Fernandez
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    Dear Johann, Mark and Andrea,
    My heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of your beloved Mum, a beautiful, caring, loving, kind and a wonderful lady to all those who knew her.
    May her soul Rest In Peace!
    Francis

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you ๐Ÿ™

  18. Faiza De Soyza
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    Rest in peace dear Aunty Milsie. Our deepest sympathies to Johann, Mark and Andrea.

    Faiza, Gratian, Gishan and Rukshan.

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you my beautiful Cuz ๐Ÿ’š

  19. Minza and Muzni and Nuzkiya
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    Aunty Milsie, we wish you peace and will always love you. Adieu dearest aunt!! We have to say goodbye to a very important person in our lives. We have the fondest memories of the many visits to your home in Quarry Road, Dehiwela – especially at Christmas. We loved seeing your beautifully decorated tree and eating all those Christmas sweets.
    Your sweet demeanor will always live in our hearts dear aunty.
    May God be with our dear cousins Johann, Marky, Andrea snd their dear families. May God give them the strength during this period of grieving. We are grieving with them and here to assist any way we can.
    Muzni, Shamila and Family,
    Minza, Shariz and Family and
    Nuzkiya, Rahim and Family

    • Andrea & Family
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      Love each and every one of you my beautiful family ๐Ÿ’š

  20. Johann Sufi-Ismail
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    To my Mom I will miss our late night calls you were my light right now I am blinded Love you from the bottom of my heart I miss you

    • Andrea & Family
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      You were her first child and first love and nothing can change that….be strong and make mum proud, We are always here for you Bro. ๐Ÿ’š

  21. Lawrence Machado
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    Dear Johanne, Mark, Andrea and your families,
    Deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mum, who we remember well as we spent a lot of time visiting your home in Dehiwela and enjoying your hospitality. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things to handle and we pray God grants you extra comfort and strength. May your mum’s soul rest in peace and safe in the arms of Jesus. She will be looking down on you all from Heaven and praying for you. Roshan, Lawrie and Aunty Praema.

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Lawrie ๐Ÿ™

  22. Shyahara Raymond
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    Your always safe in my heart Aunty…love you so much…You were so kind and loving…will miss you as i miss my Grand ma…
    Watch me from Heaven Aunty..be an gaurdian Angel by my side…
    My deepest sympathies to Johann Marky . And Andy…

    • Andrea & Family
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      Mum loved your Nanna and you Shyahara. She will be by your side. ๐Ÿ’š

  23. Stefhan
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    When I speak to my friends about you, I refer to you as my fatherโ€™s best friendโ€™s mother.

    Some of them have heard stories about how you were like a second mother to him, and a grandmother to me. Fewer have heard stories about how you might have saved my motherโ€™s life. Not enough have heard stories about how cool you were; about how when we met you were flanked by giant dogs, smoking cigarettes and playing the original super mario bros.

    Itโ€™s not just about what youโ€™ve done for me, but also how great you were to talk to, about your wisdom and your love.
    You, and your family shaped many of the ideas I hold about how close friendships are indistinguishable from family.

    I know better than most, that no amount of time on this earth is assured for anyone. And given how much of it you have given my family and I, I have to accept your passing with gratitude and grace.

    Still, I wish we had taken more photos together.
    Rest in power.

    • Andrea & Family
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      Mum loved you Stefhan ๐Ÿ’š

  24. Nimalka Kulasena
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    Dear Johann, Mark and Andrea, and your families, I am thinking of you all in this very sad time and remembering with much love my dear Milsie Achchi. May the Lord hold her in his arms.
    Nimalka, Richard, Nigella and Rhea.

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Nimalka and how crazy that Rosie went to pave the way for mum ๐Ÿ’š

  25. Judith
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    It’s sad to say good bye to a close friend and wonderful person. A loving mum to Johann Mark and Andrea.
    May god bless you all and give you strength at this time.
    a smile never to be forgotten.

    Judith and Winston

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you for your love Judith and Winston ๐Ÿ’š

  26. Jerome Schokman
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    A mother, Aunt, Grandmother a guardian Angel.

    I am sorry I cant be there to say good bye but you will forever be remembered for the selfless giving person you were who always had a meal in the table and a open door …

    You made me a promise and you saw it through in connecting me with my mother.

    Thank you for the opportunity you gave me in life and everything you did for me as a kid which I will forever be greatful

    You will be missed Aunty Milsie and I wish I was around but I am so glad I got to see you and talk to you …

    I remember our fights and donโ€™t think I have still gone pass level 7 on the Nintendo – Mario to beat you ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I love you and you are safe in the arms of the Lord. Please continue to watch over us

    Your May beautiful soul rest in eternal peace

    Jerome Schokman

    • Andrea & Family
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      I hope you know that Mum loved you so much Jerome ๐Ÿ’š

  27. Ruvani Ameresekere
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    My deepest sympathies to you, Marky and Johann . Mom was a darling May her soul Rest In Peace and May He grant all of you His strength to bare this great loss. Much love Gods blessings
    Ru

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Ru ๐Ÿ’š

  28. Bernadette
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    I am deeply saddened with the loss of my mother in law. I knew Mummy for 40 years of my marriage. My mother in law is the best Mother in law in the world! Everyone should have a Mother in law like her!
    When we were young, we lost our Mother. Later, when I got married, not only I did get my husband, but also a Mother for our whole family of six siblings.
    May She Rest In Peace!

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you Bernie, love you๐Ÿ’š

  29. Jacqui Liyanaarachchi
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    Deepest condolences go out to u Andrea & family.
    May God bless her soul & may she Rest In Peace๐Ÿ™
    She was a beautiful soul.

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thanks darling Jacqui ๐Ÿ’š

  30. Judy Sameena Ashraf Devapriya
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    My deepest condolences to uncle Johann , uncle Mark and Auntie Andrea …

    I am Judy Sam , one of the grand daughters of your dear uncle Elian Joseph Mendis. I have only met achchi Milsie Once in my life . A very brief encounter but a very memorable one .I still have that memory engraved in my mind. From there only I became enthusiastic about this elegant and independent lady . From that moment I became hugely interested about her. Believe or not it was while crossing the road with my lovely granny, Mary Antoinette Mendis nรฉe Mahagamage . Your momโ€™s Eldest sister-in-law. My grandma was my inspiration in my life and she was a very big fan and admirer of your mom. She was the source I had , to know this beautiful, high spirited and awesome mom of yours . My grandma was a big fan and always loved and admired the courage your mom had ! She always said, she havenโ€™t seen a free spirit like her and always cherished and praised her . Her well cultured manners, her thoughts and values about the importance of education & her ability to compromise her life situations and difficulties she faced with grace . She was a very stylish lady according to my grandma and after watching the beautiful Memorial ceremony it Was so true !

    To me , with the stories I have heard from my grandma about Achchi Milsie made me realize she was an inspirational and a very independent lady . Fought her battles with grace .

    Witnessing the beautiful memorial service made it so evident how loved and blessed she was ! Like you all were lucky to have her in your lives, I feel she must definitely feel the same .

    May God Bless her soul and May God Bless you all.
    Sending prayers and love all the way from Sri Lanka.

    Rita Mendis (your cousin) , Shane , Shawn and Judy ( Ritaโ€™s daughter) .

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thanks so much for your beautiful words. Mum’s passing has brought a lot of us closer and it is great that we found you.
      Lets keep in touch. Love and Peace ๐Ÿ™

  31. Renuka T.
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    My deepest sympathies to Johann, Marky and Andy, and thier families.
    Aunty Milsie has a special place in my heart and always will. May she rest in peace.

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thanks Renu, we have so many memories to look back on. Love you heaps. ๐Ÿ’š

  32. Bernadette
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    Mummy, we would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE GOOD THINGS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOU THREE CHILDREN DID FOR FERNANDO FAMILY.
    We all love you. We miss you. Daddy and Mummy, May You Both Rest In Peace!

    • Andrea & Family
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      Thank you beautiful Bernie and the Fernando Family ๐Ÿ™

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