It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Fatima Antany-Pillai. Fatima passed away on 7 June 2020 at the age of 72 after a brave battle with cancer. She had been a valued member of our community since 1990 and a Chair of the Hallfield Residents’ Association from 2012 until 2019. She will be missed. Please keep Fatima’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
Fatima’s funeral will be restricted to close family members but the Hallfield Residents’ Association will be organising a more public event in her memory for all friends and members of our community to attend. More on this shortly.
Please read Fatima’s obituary written by our committee member Marshall de Souza.
A tribute to Fatima Anthany-Pillai I have known Fatima for many years, both as a friend and as the chairperson of the Hallfield Residents Association!! Fatima has played an unforgettable role in helping residents, especially leaseholders, in the fight for justice and fairness against City West Homes (CWH), former housing front of Westminster City Council… Armed with a spirit of defiance, backed up with researched facts and strong leadership, Fatima brought to light, time after time, at endless meetings with residents, issues that needed to be dealt with! These agenda points were only necessary because it was clear that residents were taken for a ride on many occasions by CWH, who had placed on them the most unreasonable and extortionate demands!! Fatima’s persistence and tenacity paid off – with all the facts brought before CWH, the setting up of smaller, working groups to deal specifically with certain matters, and finally (and very victoriously!!) with the abandonment of CWH by the Westminster Council because of its poor management. Some years ago, we were made aware of the fact that Fatima was suffering from cancer. We then started seeing her less and less at our meetings. She endorsed Panos Angelopoulos to take her place as chairperson of the residents’ association, a very difficult job to follow!! I was happy to be able to speak with her on a few occasions at this time, but now deeply saddened to hear of her passing!! Our sincere condolences go to Nayomi, her daughter, and other family members. I personally will always remember Fatima, and cherish our friendship, conversations and meetings over the many years. May she rest in peace, knowing that she has left behind a wonderful legacy of hard work, determination and standing up for what is right – something great for us to pursue!!! Marshall de Souza Brecon House