Mrs. Ramola Premila Balachandra

March 31, 1942April 24, 2010


I am Ramola Balachandra. My husband, Christopher, and I emigrated from India in 1966. In 1967 we started teaching for the Pembina Hills School District in Barrhead. I continued teaching after my husband passed away in 1989. I taught for 35 years before I retired and moved to Edmonton in 2004. I wanted to be close to my grandchildren Christopher and Jordon. My daughter Mary Fithen (Kevin Sparrow) lives in Edmonton. My son Ron (Terry Cadman) lives in Calgary and my youngest, Mervin (Marissa Fernandez) lives in Australia. In India, I have my siblings, Dolly, Noel, and Joyce, as well as many relatives and friends. I also have a very loving second family from my late husband’s side here in Canada. I was challenged to experience non-smoker’s lung cancer since December 2006 until now. I could not have faced my long, physical, and emotional journey without the energy and support of my loving families and many, many wonderful friends. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Love you all. Time to graduate and say goodbye! Ramola Balachandra

Born: March 31, 1942 Died: April 24, 2010

A “Celebration of Life” at Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, AB will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. The “Centre for Spiritual Living” will gratefully accept donations in lieu of flowers, 7621-101 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6A 0J6. Arrangements under the direction of Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, AB.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mrs. Ramola Premila Balachandra

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Cecilia Fernandes

February 4, 2011

To Merv & Ron,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking of you all. We loved Ramola so much.

Cecilia Fernandes & family

Benesch Family

May 8, 2010

Mary and family,

Our sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mom. She was a fine lady and we all have fond memories of her teaching us and our children. Take care

Ben & Lindsey

May 1, 2010

Mervin, Mary and Family,

It was our pleasure to know such a wonderful lady as Ramola. She truly was the best and most kind neighbour we could have asked for. It truly won't be the same without her next door and we will miss our chats with her while outside, especially during the summer. We will plant some flowers in memory of Ramola because we know she loved them.

Our hearts and thoughts are with you all as you remember and cherish this very special lady.

April 29, 2010

deb burke

April 28, 2010

All Is Well
Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household world that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.

April 28, 2010

Carol Graham

April 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ramola was a wonderful and classy lady. I enjoyed working with her in Barrhead Elementary. She touched all our hearts and the children she had as her students. I am a better person having Ramola in my life over the years. Her sense of humor and compassion for people and students will be cherished by me.
Ramola I loved our e-mail messages we use to have back and forth.
You have truly graduated and left this world a much better place.
Good bye Ramola and Happy Graduation.

Frank & Michele Rouble

April 28, 2010

Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. If there is anything you need, please call us.

Frank & Michele Rouble

April 28, 2010

Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heaven recived a beautiful angel. If there is anything that I can do, please call me.

Frank & Michele Rouble

April 28, 2010

Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Your mom will be greatly missed, but heaven has received a beautiful angel. If there is anything you need, please call us