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April 7, 1927 – October 29, 2019

Devamma Purushotham
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Devamma Purushotham

Professor Emeritus

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the age of 92. Cherished daughter of the late Guyyani Purushotham and Gnanamma of India. Predeceased by her siblings Kantha Rao (Mariamma), Joseph (Sugunamma), Solomon (Jayamma), Mariamma (Lazarus), Samuel (Jeevamma) and nieces Shanthi Kumari (Christopher), Elizabeth (late Alfred), Marthabai (Wilson) and nephew Prabhakar Rao (Sujatha). Dearest aunt of Ruthamma (Raja Rao), John Bunyan (the late Persis), Prem Christopher (Gnanamma), Vasantha (Manik Rao), Gnana Prakash Rao (Shakunthala), Elia (Agnes), Sudhakar Rao (Mary), Gnana Purushotham (Edith), Shobha Rani (Sampath), Sheela Rani (Nagayya), Purushotham (Rani), Jevaratnam (Hepsiba), Salomie (Praveen), Thabitha, Malini, Shalini, Nischal and Avinash all of India. Devamma has been blessed with many grand-nieces and nephews, and great-grand-nieces and nephews. She was very grateful to her Canadian family of Dr. Edward and Joyce Fish, Ted Fish, Catherine Snowball and Mary Fish for their love and care for her. As well, she was very thankful to her International family of Mr. Victor and Marion Salmons for the concern and kindness that they have shown her. She was a registered nurse from India. Upon arrival to Canada in 1961 and over the years she earned her Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees on earn to learn basis. She worked as a Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and taught Diploma and Degree Nursing programs in different places in Canada and most recently at the University of Windsor. Devamma was a long time board member of the Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County. Always giving of herself, she touched the lived of many people and won the respect of her students and colleagues. She will always be remembered by family and friends as a loving, giving, gracious and caring person. According to Devamma’s desire, she will be returned to India for a family service there.
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