Peiris, 'Swarnakanthie' Swarna a 20 year resident of Gardena, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2005 in Gardena. Born in Sri Lanka, Swarna was 58 when she died. She is survived by Husband, Malalage Peiris of Gardena, CA and Daughter, Nicole Peiris of Gardena, CA. Preceded in death by Father, Don Wijayasinghe and Mother, Somavathi Wijayasinghe. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, December 29, 2005 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a service at 6:00 P.M. Reception will follow in the Lighthouse Reception Room. Inurnment will be private.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Don, You and your daughter Nicole are in our prayers during these difficult times. Swarna is now at peace with her maker & in a better place. God Bless the entire Peiris family. We will keep Swarna in our prayers. Your Friend, Peter Fice

  2. Don, My brother and I send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

  3. Don, the news of your wifes passing is very sad for me. i know your lives have been very difficult. please believe that she is in great care with her savior. and her pain is washed away. i’m glad for you that you were able to spend her last days with her. matt

  4. Don, I wish I had the words to comfort you and your family during this trying time and to tell you that everything is going to be OK, but I just can’t find them. The only thing I can say is that she is in a better place were she is not suffering anymore, in a place were she can always look over you and your daughter. I have your family in my prayers. My condolences, John Meyer

  5. Don, my heart goes out to you and your family. When we look for answers as to why our love ones must leave us, we must be grateful that we were able to love them and share our lives with them. I wish that I had words that can ease your loss, but please know that you do not stand alone. You and Swarna are in our prayers. Angelica Pleites & Family

  6. Don & nicole I wont to say how much Swarna is going to be missed how ever she will always be with us

  7. Don, My prayers go out to you and Nicole. May God bless you and Nicole as you go forward with your life’s. Stay strong and hold on to the great memories you have of your wife and mother. Your friend, Marcel

  8. Dearest Don, I am so sorry to hear about Swarna, losing those we love is the sadest thing ever. Just know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for always greeting me with a smile, and I am sure that the warmth you have inside will help you in your journey without her, although I am sure she will be with you in spirit forever. Caring thoughts be with you.

  9. i remember when my mom kristy started working at B&G swarna was also working there. i was a lot younger and she was so quiet. i dont think for the first 6 months i ever heard her talk. i was seriously afraid of her. she was so quiet and mysterious looking. anyways, i was afraid of her until one day my mom asked me to ask her a question. i remmeber her being so kind and nice and soft spoken. after that i had no problem talking with her, and i found she was such a loving and nice person. and although its been a long time since weve spoken, im pretty sure that nothing about her has changed. she will be missed by everyone

  10. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  11. My Dearest Don & Nicole, I have no words to say that will ease your pain away. So just know that within our hearts she lives to this day. Her smile, her laugh, her loving words we will cling to as we find or way. And when it is our time, we will join her, in heaven. Our own angel finally has her wings. Isaiah 40:31. My Deepest Sympathy… Love, Cherie

  12. Dear Uncle Donald and Nicole, Nothing that me or anyone can say will ever ease the pain of loosing someone so loved. Swarna was such a sweet and thoughtful person. Just know that you are in my prayers and that one day, we will see her again. We love you!

  13. Dear Donald and Nicole, The video memorial of Swarna is truly beautiful and brought so many memories of what a loving, kind, and caring person she was. She had such love for you, Nicole, and the rest of her family and friends. We were blessed to have known such a wonderful person and she will live on in our hearts and memories. May God bring peace and comfort to all who mourn the loss of our sweet Swarna.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook