Peter Aloysius Bolonnie passed away late night on April 23, 2021 in Toronto, ON, Canada. He’s a graduate of St. Anthony’s College in Kandy, Sri Lanka and was a leading businessman in Negombo, Sri Lanka. After an arranged marriage by his family he met his wife Everista Mercy and fell in love very quickly then went to have two beautiful children. Family was always the forefront of his life.

He was a big advocate for helping the refugees in Sri Lanka during the civil war. He worked with multiple churches to make sure the displaced families received things they needed to survive. Especially the kids he made sure they had toys, clothes to help them ease the hard times. He also helped churches in the north to rebuild that was destroyed due to the civil war and build new churches in upcoming neighborhoods.

After the family moved to Canada he was very involved in Our Lady of Lourdes church in Toronto. He volunteered in St. Vincent de Paul, Food bank, various church services and he was an Eucharist minister for a very long time. He always worked remarkably close with church throughout his life. No matter how busy he was with his taxi business he always made time to help anyone in need.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Everista Mercy and his two children Anton (Antoinette) and Priyani (Mark) and two grandchildren Anastasia and Magnus. He will also be missed by his siblings Patricia, Berty, Placida, Kingsley, Roseman, Irvin. In law siblings Olympia and Gregory.

He was predeceased by his father Edwin and Mother Charlotte, father-in-law Steven and Mother-in-law Ansalene. His siblings Christie, Dorin and Ivin.

Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday April 28, 2021 1pm at Our lady of Lourdes Church, Toronto, officiating Rev Fr. John Sullivan SJ., Rev. Fr. Daryl Miranda SJ., Rev. Fr. William Mbugua SJ., Rev Fr. Terry Fay SJ., Rev. Fr. John Pungente SJ. and Rev. Fr. Jack Costello SJ.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.



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April 28, 2021
Beverly Lovell
Sending my condolences to the family. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you.
April 28, 2021
Shammi & Cam Atkinson
Our deepest condolences to the Bolonnie family. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.
April 28, 2021
Amy Federis
Dearest Mercy, Prasad & Family, Pryani & family, With deep sadness I offer you my heartfelt condolence to all of you & prayers for your Dad and all of you. I will always remember Peter as an extremely friendly and generous person. I know that he will be greatly missed by a lot of people who knew him.
April 28, 2021
Tharanga Guruge
Dear Aunty Mercy, Prasad & Priyani I was shocked when I got to know uncle's departure. He was such a wonderful person. Always joyful. I still remember the day I met him for the first time, 26.12.2008. He welcomed us very nicely and treated us like he knew us for a very long time. We all gonna miss him. Please accept our deepest condolences.... May his soul rest in peace... Tharanga, Tina & family
April 28, 2021
Sis Mercy, Brian and I extend our Condolences to you and family. We are saddened to hear Bro. Peter passing and not to be there with you. He was a good man. We will remember him. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, let perpetual light shine upon him, May he rest in peace. Goodbye Bro. Peter, pray for us as we pray for you.
April 28, 2021
Maxima Arat
2 Thessalonians 3:16 - Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. Dear Sis Mercy, Prasad and Priyani, Condolence from Maude and I. Brother Peter will be greatly missed. He is such a beloved brother to me and will always be. Rest in peace, my brother.
April 27, 2021
Harshi Udumullage
Dear Mercy Aunty, Prasad, Eugina, Anastasia, Priyani & family, Please accept our condolences at this difficult time. May Uncle's soul rest in peace. Harshi & Dilhan