On the evening of April 10th 2021, while resting in her bed and surrounded by loved ones, Leela Poranganel peacefully passed at the age of 78.
She is survived by her beloved husband Joseph Poranganel to whom she was married for 52 years, and her three children Jane (Craig), Lynn (Steven), & Helen (David). She was lovingly known as “Ammachi” to her seven grandchildren whom she adored and cherished: Kailas, Devyn, Emma, Eva, Dias, Daniel & Ariyanna. She is joined in heaven by her parents & eldest brother (Pavoo). She leaves behind her beloved sisters and brothers who she still spent much of her time with: Aleyamma, Achamma, Mathai, Mary, Varghese, Jacob, Benny and Joy, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces & nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Leela was born in Vadavucode, Kerala, India on January 20th 1943 as the sixth of ten children to Pailey & Mathri Thannikkotu. In 1968, she immigrated to Canada from India. Later that year, she married the love of her life and later settled with their three daughters in Mississauga. She dedicated her life to her family faithfully supporting family members in their immigration efforts to Canada often taking care of them when they first arrived. She will be remembered for opening her home to everyone with a kindness and comfort that many often sought. Through her commitment to the larger family she enjoyed organizing family gatherings and became known for her cooking and amazing hospitality. For most, she was the glue that kept the family together.
She was a devout Catholic who led her life through the guidance of Christ and devotion to Mother Mary. She spent her time devoted to prayer and attending spiritual retreats and pilgrimages. Along with her spiritual devotion, generous nature and kind heart, she also had a great love of travel and fitness. Above all, spending time with family was her greatest joy.
“Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love” – Ephesians 4:2
For the safety of family and friends, a private service will be held on Friday April 16th, 2021.
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A Celebration of Life memorial will be planned for a time when all can gather together safely in person.
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