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Gentle, gracious and caring – a healer in the mould of Florence Nightingale

Sugi Canagaretna

On January 13, 1991, Sugi left us without giving us a chance to say our last farewells. Sugi was a woman amongst women. In her case, it was not that she chose a vocation but that the vocation chose her. She was a physician in the mould of Florence Nightingale, she was so gentle, gracious and caring.

I remember her visiting my daughter when she was sick and in bed. I was on the staff of the Cathedral. She and her husband, the wonderful Mervyn, worshipped at the Cathedral when it was Mervyn’s off Sunday at Milagiriya.

She graciously accepted my invitation to help in a medical clinic for the people in and around the Cathedral. This she did faithfully.

I know the family that produced Sugi, the Mutthiahs of St. Paul’s Milagiriya. Sugi, you are now in a better place. We will continue to love you.

Sydney Knight

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