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Eulogy for Cheryl

  Remembering Cheryl Ramanayake 24 th Dec 1958 to 6 th September 2021   I wish to thank Nimmi and Amitha and the rest of the family for inviting me to share a few words about Cheryl. “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.” ― Booker T. Washington--- To Cheryl this was her conquest. For about 40 years, she gave her all, to work at everything that would help her overcome the challenges/obstacles to live a normal life. Born in England on 24 th Dec 1958, she was the beloved older daughter of Dr. Eric and Norma Ramanayake and later became the big sister in every sense to Nirmalene (Nimmi) and a few of us. Her character stood out from a very young age. I got to know her, closely, when I was around 12 or 13 and she 15yrs. She would look forward to my visits even though I was her younger sister’s friend! Her generosity and gentleness and caring nat

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