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Monday, June 20, 2011

JB moves on

Received information a few moments ago that JB Muller had passed away after suffering a heart attack in Colombo. A man of great courage and commitment towards the Burgher community he has assisted me in my genealogy and historical research for many years now. We will miss him. May he Rest in Peace!


From: Nina van Dort []
Sent: Monday, 20 June 2011 6:23 AM

It was only yesterday that I had correspondence  with Esme [ Tanya]  Muller  as we were  going to send some  thing for her father ..., And today  this mail  came rather like a shock . Too  soon ,Sri Lanka has lost  another Dutch Burgher !

The late JB  Muller died in the car of a heart attack while going to Hospital ; he was being  driven by Esme Brother in law ,[ in SL ].
I  received this info from Esme husband  in the NL

We met  JB in February  2011 ,  a terrible bus  journey [we got lost ] to his home place from  where we were in busy Colombo Wellawatta ,  and took us ca 3 hours more as expected , thinking back ,...I am so happy that we did take the initiate of John Barry's spontaneous invitation to come at once to his  home ,guess he knew time  maybe was scarce ? .
Jb,  was very kind and gave us a lot of kind help for the Amsterdam Exhibition and  a signed book , we took some pictures of him in his work room .

 Talking to his son in law , today who told me ,it was JB himself who had decided that if he should pass away , it should  not be at the home but the wake be in a Funeral parlor ,the Funeral is on Tuesday .

Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 04:01:16 +0000
Dear everybody,

I heard my father JB, as you all know him by that name. He has sadly passed away this morning.
I am shocked and sad. This is to let you know only if you know him.

Kind regards,


Daily News, Monday, 20 June 2011

MÜLLER - JOHN BARRY of 25, Poonagala Road, Bandarawela - 90100, (born in Colombo on the 3rd of February 1943). Beloved husband of Indrani, loving father of Claire, Carolyn, Esme, David and Lance, son of late Lionel Terence Müller and of Ethel Annlyn Rôdè (nee Van Langenberg), brother of Therese and Maurice. His mortal remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves at 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 21st June. Burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (General Christian Section). No. 364/1, Polgahakottunuwa, Batakettara, Piliyandala. 

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