Leila Annabella Johri ' Annabelle'

28th August 1953 - 1st May 2021
Home Tributes & Live Streams Tribute Details
Service Details
J Fraser and Sons Ltd
Corner Esk and Doon Streets
8 May 2021, 10:00AM

JOHRI Leila Annabella (Annabelle) nee Mouat

It is with heavy hearts and very deep sadness we advise Annabelle passed away peacefully with Ajit by her side on Saturday 1st May 2021, at Clare House, aged 67 years.

Dearly loved wife, best friend and mentor of Ajit for 44 years.

Much loved mother and mother in law of Rebecca (Becky) and Gregory, Sarah and Indy and the late Aimee Rose.

Adored Grandma of Zahara and Yasmina, Arun and Clara.

In lieu of flowers donations to Neurological Foundation would be greatly appreciated and can be left at the service.

A Farewell and Celebration of Life service for Annabelle will be held on Saturday 8th May at 10am, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. A private cremation will follow.

Messages to 160 Marama Avenue North, Otatara 9RD Invercargill or email to ajitjohri@xtra.co.nz or to Annabelle’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where livestream details of her service will be available.


Please accept my Sincere Sympathy for your sad loss. It was always lovely to see her welcoming smile. My thoughts are with you all. Dulcie
Dulcie Evans, Invercargill
My husband (Anand) and I were deeply saddened to hear about Annabelle. Words fail to express our deep sorrow for your loss. My heart goes put to you Ajit and your family at this time of great sorrow. Anand and Kala, Auckland N.Z
Kala Jayavant MAMC 1966 batch, Auckland
Dear Ajit
We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to you and your family ..
A beautiful soul , full of love and faith ,ascended to heaven away from us but close to GOD ,leaving loneliness and sadness..
May the soul of dear annabelle be at peace with Heavenly Father.
We can not imagine what you and your family must be feeling losing your soulmate and life partner..
Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul,will forever remain in your heart .
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember of our dearly departed Annabelle .
May GOD put her in a special place where she will be watching you and the people who loved and cherished her .
With heavy heart ,we pray for the eternal repose of one who was a woman of distinguished humanity.
In these moments of loss ,words are useless.
God rest her soul in peace and his blessings be always there with you .
May fond memories of dear Annabelle bring you comfort during this hard time in your life ..
Please don’t hesitate to call us for anything .
We are here for you .
With love from Ramesh and Sharda Gupta and family .
Sharda Gupta, Dayton Ohio
My deep and prayerful sympathy Ajit.
Bernette , Invercargill
Dear Ajit and Family,
Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you. Wife, mother and sister, Annabelle will be very much missed. I have fond memories of visiting as a kid to the house at the end of the runway, with some rather large pet sheep. Suffice to say Annabelle will live on in our memories.
David (and family) Mead, Australia
Deepest sympathy Ajit on the loss of your beloved Annabelle. I will always remember the conversations we had in your waiting room over the years.
Jill McMeeking, Invercargill
Dear Uncle Ajit, Rebecca and Sarah,
We are so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. Aunty Annabelle was warm and genuine, a beloved aunt. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers, and we pray that you find comfort in happy memories and in the love you shared.
With our love and deepest sympathy xx

Jo Mead (& Caley), London, UK
Dear Mum,
You were the gentlest person I’ve ever known - your children, husband, budgies, sheep, goats, cats and neighbours' pets too.
Looking back through all our photos, you were so beautiful and elegant.
Hearing all the stories over the last week from Dad, relatives and your friends, you were loved by many.
I learnt how to be a nurse from hearing about your student nursing and ward nursing days.
I learnt how to be a wife from watching you with Dad.
I learnt how to be a mother from you helping me with your grandchildren.
I only wish I could watch you and Dad grow old together.
Your life was too short, but your memory will live in my heart forever.
Love Becky xoxo
Rebecca Johri, Auckland
Dear Ajit and Family,
Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of your beloved Annabelle. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are thinking of you ! Patrícia and Imad
Patricia Bauarschi, Abudhabi
Mum, may you rest in the grace of the world, and be free. I am so grateful and privileged to be your daughter. You will always be in my heart, as you are in everyone who loved you.

She Is Gone  - David Harkins

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

With much love, Sarah, Indy, Arun and Clara.
Sarah, Indy, Arun and Clara Sandaradura, Sydney, Australia