Kinsulatha Pieris

Obituary of Kinsulatha Malage Dona Pieris


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kinsu Pieris, who passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 88. 


Kinsu will be lovingly remembered by her children: Anura (Indrani), Sheyamalee (Gamini), Janitha (Dipak), Thompson (Vishaka), and Mithila (Kevin); grandchildren: Thanu (Rukshan), Thilini, Nethra, Meineka, Roshan (Brittany), Nishant, Aakash, Dilani, Dilshan, Shalini, Ceylon, and Ashka; brothers/sisters; and great-grandchildren: Liam and Zion.  She was predeceased by her husband, Martin Helbling and her parents Violet and Simon.


Kinsu was a hardworking mother and grandmother and was dedicated to her family. Before coming to Canada, Kinsu worked in Sri Lanka as a head nurse in a maternity ward.  She then used those skills to bring her family to Canada for a better life.  She cherished moments spent together with family and friends. She was a passionate traveler and never said no to an opportunity to explore the world.  As a talented seamstress, she ran a successful entrepreneurship selling hand sewn items to the local London community.


Visitation will be held at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a funeral service to follow.  Registration is required to attend the visitation.*  For those unable to attend, the family welcomes you to view the service via livestream. For information on how to register for Kinsu’s visitation, to watch the livestream of the service, or to leave online condolences, please visit click the links to the left of the obituary. 


Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kinsu are asked to consider the Kidney Foundation.


Please call 519-457-1397 if you are unable to register online for the visitation. 


*As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory.