Final Journey of the Great Legend - Rev. Bro. Alexander
The funeral of our respected, revered and much loved past Director Rev. Bro. Alexander Cyrillus FSC, took place at Madampitiya Cemetery, amidst a large gathering of Priests, La salllian Brothers, Rev. Sisters, family members, relatives of late Bro. Alexander and Teachers, Students, Old Boys’ of St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, De Mezenod College, St. Anthony’s College, Wattala, St. Joseph’s College, Grandpass and St. Benedict’s College.
The mortal remains of late Rev. Bro. Alexander was taken to St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena this morning and was laid at the open air Stage enabling all present to pay their last respects. Thereafter, the remains were taken to St. Lucia’s Cathedral, for a service – Holy Mass at 2.30 PM which was concelebrated by Rev. Fr’s Nilendra Gunasekera, Lalith Perera, Christopher Kurera and Jude Anjelo. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Fr. Lasantha De Abrew.
The funeral procession left St. Lucia’s Cathedral and the mortal remains were carried by Prefects and old Boys’ of St. Anne’s College and St. Joseph’s College, Grandpass to the main gate of the Cathedral. Thereafter, the motorcade proceeded along Bloemendhal Road upto Madampitiya Junction. The remains were then carried by the Prefects and old Boys’ of De Mezenod College, St. Anthony’s College, Wattala, and St. Benedict’s College, to the entrance of the Cemetery and was taken over by the De La salle brothers for burial.
on January 12 2011 20:41:10
Thanks for sharing this pictures with us.
on January 17 2011 18:31:31
It is with a heavy heart that I am responding to the very sad news of the demise of our revered and much respected Rev.Bro.Alexander.
I maintained a regular line of communication with Bro.Alexander since I migrated to Canada ; he was a prolific writer with an impeccable knowledge of English.
We exchanged news of our alma mater and other Rev.Brothers of his time. The death of Rev.Bro.Alexander . a colossus in the Lasallian community will be mourned by Benedictines and old boys of several other schools where he taught with selfless dedication and instilled discipline which made them and us useful citizens of Society.
Dear Bro.Alexander is now in God's loving care, a fitting reward for nearly 6 decades of laudable service in the Lasallian Vineyard. God bless you Rev.Bro.Alexander - you will be missed beyond what words can ever adequately describe.
President Old Bens -West Coast Canada/USA
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