Noel Rosarius Keerthikumar
December 12, 1962 - October 06, 2021
Obituary For Noel Rosarius Keerthikumar
Noel Keerthikumar, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in Grande Prairie, at the age of 58 years.
Noel was born in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, on December 12, 1962. He was raised in Batticaloa until he moved to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, at the age of 12. At the age of 15, Noel was imprisoned and tortured during the Country’s civil unrest for 2 years. At the age of 17, he fled with friends to India. Eleven years later, he met the love of his life Ranjini, who had fled Sri Lanka as well. In India, Noel was unjustly imprisoned until Ranjini lobbied for his release. The young couple then fled to Bangaladesh, from there they came to Canada.
We will remember Noel for his friendly nature, and his deep faith and optimism. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Cursillo Community. Noel enjoyed the company of his co-workers at PhoneCo (and at Costco), for 12 years.
Prior to his retirement, Noel enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was always tinkering, or fixing something, and could make something out of nothing. After retirement, he enjoyed at home visits.
Noel will be sadly missed by his wife Ranjini Keerthikumar; their dog Spotty, and cat Rocky. He is mourned by his mother; two brothers; as well as Ranjini's family, numerous friends and co-workers.
Noel was predeceased by his father, as well as his mother in-law, and father in-law.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1:00pm, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St). Interment to follow at the Grande Prairie Cemetery (84th Ave and 112th St).
In order to view the Livestream of the service, please click on "Photos and Video" at the top of this Obituary and follow the link to the livestream.
Memorial Donations may be made to Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association (12220 104 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8A8).
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My wife & I want to express our sincerest condolences to you Ranjini. Noel was a "Prince of a Man" in my eyes. I remember meeting him and you for the first time and had such a good feeling about both of you. I recall Noel joining our KofC Council. God bless him and his generous soul. Our prayers are with you Ranjini. May the good Lord comfort you and watch over you. RIP my friend.
Ranjini Please accept our sincerest condolences. ... Keerthi will never be forgotten. ... He will be in our prayers. Gregory Family (Sunna) Kandy Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
Ranjini, Heartfelt condolences to you, he will be missed. Rhonda D (Costco)