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Colleen Christine Seneviratne

19/11/1939 – 17/08/2022

We are sad to announce the passing of Colleen Seneviratne (nee Clarke) of Burwood, Victoria who passed on 17/8/2022. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

Colleen’s funeral service will be held in the Wilson Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, on Friday 26/8/22 at 10.30am.

Colleen’s service will be live streamed for those who cannot be in attendance.

You can join the livestream at the following link:

Crane Funerals Livestream of Colleen Seneviratne’s funeral mass

Details will also be found on the Springvale Botanical Cemetery website after 24/8/22.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Colleen will be sadly missed and always remembered.

To that end, please find below a space to leave your personal tribute to Colleen, or to pass on your condolences to her family. You are invited to leave a condolence / tribute any time. We have found these touching tributes are warmly received by families who have experienced the grief of losing a loved one. Once approved, your message will go on to Colleen’s tribute page. 

Colleen Christine Seneviratne – In the care of Crane Funerals.

If you require further information about the details above, or about funerals in general, feel free to contact us anytime on:

03-9761 8494, 03-5977 7198 or 0447 727 263.

7 Responses

  1. Dear Colleen(Nana) from the time I first met you and Papa on Willems 30th birthday I felt completely comfortable and welcomed in your presence and home. Getting to know you it became apparent early on that you were a woman of integrity, passion and generousity to your friends and others that were a part of your life, including myself. Your strength during the fight with cancer….was second to none….I will miss you… thing I would like back is my soapbox please, I think you pinched it from me several years back….. I hope you find solace in heaven. Love Michael

  2. Dear Aunty Colleen,
    I still remember the time I met you, when I would have been only about seven or eight years old and how you striked me as a strong, intelligent and kind person. This has been proven over the years through our many conversations. I did admire your strength and humour and your absence will be felt in the family and those closest to you. I hope you shall rest in peace, though I’m pretty sure you shall be keeping an eye on all of us from above.
    To Uncle, Ramona, Willem and heart is with you all on this difficult day.
    Much love Asha

    1. Dear Aunty Colleen,
      My memory goes back nearly 50 years ago when i was a kid visiting your family in nuwara eliya. We always enjoyed your hospitality and the company of Ramona & Willhem and my favourite uncle Indra. We always knew my father’s dearest brother was uncle. So it was a sad departing when you and your family left sri lanka in early 70s . I had the opportunity seeing you again during my late teens.
      As a kid we knew you were strict, but a loving mother and a caring wife.
      Our condolences to your family, uncle Indra, Ramona & Willhem and their immediate family , you will be sadly missed. May aunty Colleen rest in peace. May god bless you all.
      Love Dehan

  3. Colleen was a very generous lady, always helping others. Devoted to her family and friends. She was a force to be reckoned with.

    Always in our hearts.
    Rose, George, Helen, Michael, Chris and Alex. ❤️

  4. Dear Aunty Colleen,

    My memory goes back over 50 years ago when i was a kid visiting your home in nuwara eliya with my family. Uncle Indra was the my father’s favorite brother. So he made it a point to visit your family often. We were always welcome to your home and enjoyed the company of Ramona and Willhem. It was a sad departing when you all had to leave are shores. I had the meeting you on your visit here during my teens.
    I remember as a kid that you were a strict, but caring mother and wife.
    Our condolences to uncle Indra, Ramona , Willhem and their immediate families. May you have the strenght in these difficult times. May aunty Colleen’s sole rest in peace. May god bless you all.
    Love Dehan

  5. Dear Mum,
    Thanks you for all that you did for us. You loved, supported and cared for us over the years. You taught us many things but most importantly to be kind generous and look after those that need help. You were loved and appreciated by all that you helped. You will be missed.
    Wherever you are, I hope your beloved Zorro walks by your side.
    Love you, Ramona

  6. Mum,

    I will never forget you and you will live on in my heart forever. I will always remember you singing to me the song, ‘My Son, my son,’ in your last few weeks. Weakened as you were, you sang it beautifully and it touched me like nothing else before. Roshane, your loving grandsons Jeremy and Troy and I will all miss you.
    Love always, Willem

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