Obituary Notice: Sr Kannappan Thanam

8th Oct 2019 Chan/MC/Obit-06/2019



Sr Kannappan Thanam - Assunta Therese, FMM
Born: 18th May 1928
Departed: 7th Oct 2019


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sr Kannappan Thanam-Assunta Therese, FMM, who passed away at Assunta Hospital, Petaling Jaya on Monday, 7th October 2019 at the age of 91.

A teacher by profession, Sr Assunta who hailed from Penang joined the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary as a novitiate in 1957. After making her first profession, she served in Kuantan from 1960 to 1969. She made her final profession in 1962 and subsequently served as headmistress of Assunta Primary School in Alor Akar, Kuantan from 1963 to 1969. She then joined the FMM community in Petaling Jaya where she was appointed as the headmistress of Assunta Primary School, a position she held for 20 years before retiring in 1989. Her post-retirement years saw her based in Penang and Kuantan where she served as local superior and pre-novice mistress respectively. From 1997 to 2009, she spent her missionary years in Kota Bharu during which she celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2007. She subsequently returned to the FMM Community in Petaling Jaya where she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2017.

Sr Assunta Therese is lovingly mourned by her FMM sisters, relatives and friends.

Details of the wake and funeral are as follows:


Date & Time: Tues, 8th October at 8.00pm
Venue: Assunta Convent, No 7, Lorong 4/52B, Petaling Jaya

Date & Time: Wed, 9th October at 10.0am
Venue: Church of the Assumption, Jalan Templer, Petaling Jaya

His Grace Most Reverend Julian Leow, the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur and the clergy of the Archdiocese extends condolences to the FMM Sisters and the family of the late Sr Assunta Therese in this time of loss and are united with them in prayer and support.

Rev Fr Michael Chua
Archdiocesan Chancery
528 Jalan Bukit Nanas
Kuala Lumpur