September 3, 1928 – May 5, 2012
Jon Vittachi beloved husband of Chitra Vittachi, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 5, 2012 at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Jon Vittachi, lately living in Calgary AB, began life as Upali Tissa Perara Vittachi near Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 3, 1928. He was the sixth of thirteen children born to Solomon Peter Perera Vittachi and Cora Carlotta Gunasekera. Jon graduated from Ananda College in Colombo and was married to Chitra in 1956 before joining the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, eventually rising to the level of Operations Manager. He immigrated with his family to Regina, Sask. in 1973, where he was active in the Lion’s Club, as he had been in Sri Lanka. He and his wife, Chitra, moved to Calgary after he retired in 1993. He was happiest when entertaining and was well known for his great hospitality and generosity.
Jon is survived by his three sons Jehan, Amal, and Kitsiri, and their wives Brenda, Janice, and Sheromie, his grandchildren David, Danny, Andrew, Nicolette, Brianna, Sonali and Erica, and his great-granddaughter Kaia, and he will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of fifty-five years, Chitra.
A reception in memory of Jon will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations may be made directly to your charity of choice.
In living memory of Jon Vittachi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES.Print This Obituary & Condolences