Armand St. Simply De Lile, handed away on the Larger Niagara Basic Hospital in Niagara Falls, Canada, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, on the age of 96.
He was born March 11, 1924, the son of the late Lionel and Alice (Perera) De Lile. Armand was born in Sri Lanka and migrated to Canada together with his spouse in 2000 and lived in Montreal, Canada.
An Military veteran, Armand later labored as an immigration officer in Sri Lanka. He loved studying, gardening, fishing and looking.
Survivors embrace his daughter, Yolande (Steven D.) Peterson of Cassadaga; granddaughter, Elysia Peterson of Eagle River, Alaska; and sister, Gracie Henricus.
Moreover his mother and father, he was preceded in dying by his spouse of 64 years, Flavia Bridget De Lile, who died in 2019; his daughter, Xylia Anne Peterson, in 2002; son, Fr. Egerton De Lile (1990); his brothers, Godfrey, Wayne, Thomas and his sisters, Rosemary and Mavis, all from Sri Lanka.
Visitation was on the Patterson Funeral Dwelling, Niagara Falls, Canada. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas Extra Church in Niagara Falls, Canada on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Father Daniel P. Walsh officiated the blessing on the Cassadaga Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 the place Armand was buried. Preparations have been by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Dwelling. To publish condolences or recollections go to http://mcgrawkowal.com.