Vijai Dhanantwari

Born: Crabwood Creek on 10 September 1948

Passed away: Solon, Ohio on 01 August 2015

Aged: 66 years

Funeral Date: 08 August 2015

Service Details

Visitation will be held at the Leo F. Kearns funeral home, 103-33 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11419, on Thursday August 6th and Friday August 7th at 6:00 -9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Leo F. Kearns funeral home, 103-33 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11419, on Saturday August 8th at 9:30 am, with cremation to follow at the Long Island Cremation Company, 91 Eads Ave West Babylon, NY 11704.

The Story

Vijai Kumarie Dhanantwari (née Ramkerat) died on Saturday August 1st 2015 in Solon, OH after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. She was born on September 10th, 1948 in Crabwood Creek, Berbice, Guyana to parents Pandit and Hamrajie Ramkerat. She is survived by her husband Navin; her children Amar (Rosie) and Preeta (Eric); her grandchildren Alisha, Aryana, Amiya, Adrian and Divya; her siblings Bigyan (Kamal), JC (Basu), Subhas, Vidya (Phillip), Pramilla (Kadir), Baba (Prakash) and Babish (Sano); sister-in-law Indro, wife of Deo and 18 nephews and nieces. Vijai was predeceased by her parents; her sister Krishna (Denase); her brothers Navin (Sati) and Deo.
She attended Crabwood Creek Primary, Skeldon Scots, Skeldon Lutheran High schools and Teachers Training College. She married Navin Dhanantwari on August 9th, 1970. She also taught at Crabwood Creek Primary, Skeldon Lutheran High and Skeldon Line Path secondary schools. In 1992 she migrated to the US where she worked at Cookies Department stores in Queens, NY and Brooklyn, NY.
Vijai loved to cook, bake, sew and shop. She was a patient and supportive teacher and a devoted wife, sister, mother and grandmother, always vocal in her support of her family, friends and colleagues.
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My beautiful sister-in-law will forever have a special place in my heart. May God give Navin, Amar,Preeta and the entire family the knowledge to understand that she lives in a better place, a place of eternal peace and happiness. May her next evolution be one of eternal happiness in the cradle of the infinite supreme consciousness. Deva Ramsaroop

Deva Ramsaroop


My loving sister Vijay, rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord. I will always cherish our happy childhood memories and our beautiful bond in adulthood. Your work on earth is complete and now God has special plans for you in your new existence. I wish you a safe journey and much joy in your new home.

Vidya Ramsaroop


Diana and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Navin and his family on the passing of Vijai. We pray that her soul will find eternal peace and ask Almighty God to provide comfort to all family members during this most difficult time of grief and sorrow. R.I.P. Vijai.

Terry Dundee


On behalf of the graduating class of 1966 from Skeldon Lutheran High, The Crabwood Creek ARYA SAMAJ, Neighours and friends ( Baban, Bone, Sugrim, Jwalla Persaud, Jairaj Prasad, Radhika Chainsukh, Bovil, Balram families) and many more who would not be present at the Last Rites, I extend sympathy to the entire family. We hope that she finds PEACE and continue her journey as she takes Birth again to enjoy the Fruits of her Action. Even though she is gone, her love will continue while she lives on within each of you. I have fond memories of Vijay as a Class Mate. All the girls would drive in groups as we go back and forth from home to school. She was quiet, gentle and of course brilliant. I am happy to hear that she was a great teacher and must have inspired many young students from CWC and the Corentyne area. She and some of her siblings must have inherited the genes of her DAD, who was the Head Priest at CWC Mandir where I was a growing up. He was an inspiration and mentor to me and many others from the Village. He hailed from Banares, India, the oldest Living city in the World and a Center of Learning. He was an advocate for Women's education. He taught and encouraged us to learn and memorize the "VEDIC HAVAN" Ceremony. For that I am very grateful. My Thanks and Respect to him, wherever he may be. Family members , this is just a TRANSITION, just like we change into NEW clothes. Memories are the only thing we leave behind. " THE SOUL IS NEVER BORN NOR DOES DIES; NOR DOES IT BECOME ONLY AFTER BEING BORN. FOR IT IS UNBORN, ETERNAL, EVERLASTING AND ANCIENT, EVEN THOUGH THE BODY IS SLAIN, THE SOUL IS NOT."----- Gita OM SHANTI, SHANTI, SHANTI. Indra Kumar ( Bovil)

Indira Kumar


Vijay has always been a beautiful and loving person and her untimely passing brings grief for all of us. May her wonderful soul ascend into heaven and rest in the arms of the lord. To our dear & cherished friends---Navin (husband) and Vidya (sister) we pray to the lord to shower you and your families with all the strength and courage to cope with this immeasurable grief and to carry on through this difficult period. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless---Yvonne & Morris Sankar

Amar Dhanantwari


Miss Vijai was an inspirational teacher and friend. She was a woman of character and principle. She has touched many lives. "To teach is to touch someone's life forever" (unknown). Rest in Peace Miss. Vijai. Our prayers are with all of you. May God bless each of you with the strength to get through these difficult days. RIP. With Love, Sharmelee , Shamindra and family.