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Pansy Estrellita Vishnu (nee Frugtniet)

July 29, 1934 - June 9, 2022

PANSY ESTRELLITA VISHNU (nee Frugtniet)

Born: July 29, 1934

Returned To The Lord: June 9, 2022

Heaven gained another angel on Thursday, June 9, 2022, when Pansy was called home to her Lord.  The youngest daughter of Sheila (Scharenguivel) and Karl Frugtniet, Pansy was born in the Republic of Singapore on July 29, 1934.  Sister to deceased siblings, Yvonne (Joy) McGurk and Karl Hilton Fürchtenicht.  On April 15, 1959, Pansy married her childhood sweetheart, Roland Vishnu, at a ceremony in St. Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral in Singapore.  Together, they had four children: Evangeline Masciulli (Walter), Jacqueline Fraser (Marc), Llewellyn Vishnu (Bee Kim) and Gwyndeline Vishnu-Pink (Shawn).  Through 1989 to 2017, Pansy was blessed with 6 grandchildren: Samantha Masciulli, Jason Ng (Claire), Ian and Christopher Vishnu, and Jaden and Janesa Pink.  Through marriage, Pansy became a step-grandmother to Alicia and Daniella Masciulli, and Brian Fraser and Colleen Bryan.

As a young child, Pansy experienced the atrocities of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945.  During her school years at Raffles Girls’ School, Pansy participated in track, field hockey and netball.  Living on an island, Pansy loved swimming in the sea, attending picnics, and going for bike rides with friends.  She was also a devoted Girl Guide.  Having grown up and lived with dogs all her life, Pansy was a lifelong animal lover and was very proud of her accomplishment of having provided a forever home to more than 52 dogs in her lifetime.  She leaves behind her dog, Saharah (11yr), who will continue to be cared for by her family.

Pansy chose to become an education officer for the Government of Singapore after graduating from Teachers’ Training College.  Till today, she continues to remain in touch with students she taught between the 1950s and 1980s.Having retired from teaching, in 1989, together with family members, Pansy made the decision to emigrate to Canada (London, Ontario) to reunite the whole family with two daughters already living here and Michigan.  She even brought 5 dogs with her!  She has lived on Preston Street ever since and developed strong relationships with her neighbours.

In 2008, Pansy became a Stage 3 Colon Cancer Survivor proving her indelible strengths of courage, bravery, endurance, resistance, willpower to live, and determination to be there for her children.

In her senior years, Pansy enjoyed her passions: her pets – dogs, birds and rabbits, gardening, home decorating, and most of all, spending quality time creating memories with her children and grandchildren.  Nothing brought Pansy more joy then to look after and watch over her grandchildren as toddlers and young children, and to be actively involved in her children’s lives.

Pansy’s children have been attentive to her needs and devoted to her wellbeing to the last day of her life in University Hospital (London).  She was a remarkable woman who has left a void in the lives of those she has left behind including husband, Roland Vishnu, brother-in-law, Edgar Ramalingam, and sisters-in-law, Caroline Fürchtenicht, and Helen Ramalingam, many nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, and great grand nephews who live in many countries around the world.

The family extends grateful thanks to Drs. Jordan and Khan, nurses, and support staff of the Internal Medicine team at University Hospital; Dr. Sanjay Mehta and his staff in Respirology at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital and long-time family physician, Dr. Rene Martin, for their compassion, dedication, and tireless efforts in maintaining Pansy’s medical health and wellbeing. 

Your Hug Meant the World

by Tamsen Butler 

Nobody else held me so tight

Or made me feel so right

No one’s eyes shined so bright with love

As my mom, who is now high above.

The Vishnu Family Clan would like to invite family, friends, neighbours, and people who knew Pansy, throughout her lifetime, to join us in person or virtually at her Celebration of Life and Funeral Service.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT (Canada) at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London, Ontario N5Y 5N6.  A Funeral Service with Eucharist, officiated by The Reverend Michael DeKay, Vicar of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Pansy was a parishioner, will follow from 4:00 to 5:00pm EDT in the Chapel at Northview.

The Funeral Service will be LIVE STREAMED and RECORDED with access starting from 3:45pm EDT (Canada)Please remember to account for time differences with London, Ontario (Eastern Daylight Time)

To access the live stream, you can register by clicking this link: Livestream for Pansy Visnu

Cremation to take place on Monday.  As per her wishes, Pansy’s ashes will be scattered by the family on a date yet to be determined.

Donations in memory of Pansy, for which the family is grateful, can be made to the Lung Health Foundation or to Colorectal Cancer Canada.

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Dear Jacquie and family, Losing a parent is never, ever easy to live with. You have always played a big role in the well being of your parents. Your Mother has taken a piece of her with you to cherish, just as much as you have taken a piece of her to live and love all the days of your life. Thinking about you and sending lots of love during this difficult time. Your faith will see you through. The words in the song below will surely touch your heart. God bless. Bernardine and Jerome A MOTHER'S LOVE (w/ lyrics) - Jim Brickman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ_I5N6QUK8

~ Bernardine and Jerome

Llewellyn, sorry to hear of your loss condolences to you and your family.

~ Danson Njunge

Very sorry to hear about your loss, Jacqueline. We know how important Pansy was in your life. Our thoughts are with you.

~ Cameron & Anne Graham

Llewellyn, Kim and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom.

~ Carol Tweedle

Services for Pansy Estrellita Vishnu (nee Frugtniet)

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

June 11, 2022 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Funeral Service will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

June 11, 2022 4:00 pm

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