FERNANDO, Dr. Neil -
It is with profound grief that we inform you the sudden passing of Dr Neil Fernando on Monday, May 20th. He lived in Etobicoke with his wife Sweeni and four sons Niral, Keith, Nishith and Krishale. Hails from Wennappuwa, Neil completed school education at Joseph Vas College, Wennappuwa and graduated from the University of Peradeniya with an Agriculture Science Degree as a member of 82/83' batch. Later he earned a PhD degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Neil has several research publications to his credit.
His career commenced at Coconut Research Institute (CRI), Lunuwila as Agricultural Economist in 1989 and later he served as Economist at United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at the Regional Centre, Colombo from 2005 - 2009. Following his migration to Canada, he was employed as Research Analyst at St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Commerce and finally as Senior Credit Risk Analyst at CIBC Bank.
Neil was a regular participant at many social events and always a great contributor of worthy causes. The Sri Lankan society will miss him very much. Let us help the bereaved family in this difficult time and support them to cope up with the unexpected loss.
Resting at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Avenue, Toronto (North of Rexdale Boulevard), on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 100 Bainbridge Avenue, Woodbridge at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Online condolences at newediukfuneralhome.com.