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in memory of

Johanna Hendrika Van Orsouw

Johanna Hendrika Van Orsouw

11th October 1940 - 24th August 2022


Hannie left us peacefully on 24th August 2022 aged 81 years.

She will be missed by her loving husband Gerard,

children Antony, John, Tim, Garry, Steve,

11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Passed away surrounded by her loving family,

now resting in God’s garden.


A prayer service to celebrate Hannie’s life will be offered in

St Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church, Sandon on Thursday 1st September at 1.00pm.

The church holds only 100 people, so please bring an umbrella in case you will be outside.


Following this service the cortege will leave for the Joyces Creek Cemetery.


After the burial service you are warmly invited to join the family for refreshments

at Plaistow Homestead in Joyces Creek.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream,

please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.

The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.

The internet connection at Sandon may be a little faint, so should the livestream not connect on the day,

you will be able to watch Hannie's service on her tribute page about 4 days later.



Funeral Livestream


15 responses to “Johanna Hendrika Van Orsouw”

  1. john Van Orsouw says:

    you will always be loved, never forgotten and forever missed.
    Love you, Mum.
    John & Cheryl

  2. Janelle says:

    We will miss and love you always and forever.
    Love always
    Janelle Mat Jayden Jaxson and Nate xxxx

  3. Vicki & Aimee Bryce says:

    Such a beautiful lady, I enjoyed our chats.
    You’re now at peace & flying high & watching over your beloved family.
    Peace, such beautiful Peace.
    Vicki & Aimee Bryce

  4. Andrew says:

    To Gerry and all the boys and grandchildren and all whom have been left behind. I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Hannie,
    she was a kind and remarkable person who I am so thankful to have gotten to know, she will be greatly missed by all.
    Love and best wishes

  5. Nanette says:

    You always were, and always will be my other Mum.
    I miss your tight hugs, big kisses and your soft, caring words.
    Rest In Peace Mum, until we meet again one day.
    Love always, Nanette 🌸🤍

  6. Kathleen says:

    My beautiful Aunty,
    Such a sweet and gentle soul.
    I always enjoyed my visits, walking around your gardens and listening to your stories.
    Rest peacefully.
    xo Kathleen

  7. Stacey Van Orsouw says:

    Thankyou for all our loving memories we made together.
    I will carry you in my heart Oma.
    I will miss you so much.
    I will love you always.
    Love Stacey, Phoebe, Chloe, Patrick, Dean and Michael xxoo

  8. Helen Butterworth says:

    Steve thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
    Helen and Glenn B

  9. Kristina Jensen says:

    To dear Gerry, Antony, John, Tim, Garry, Steve and family,
    Our sincere apologies for not being able to attend Hannie’s funeral with Mum not being well enough to travel.
    Hannie was like an angel to us – so kind, warm, funny and selfless.
    We will never forget the compassion she showed to our Mum when Dad passed.
    She was such a blessing in our lives.
    Rest In Peace beautiful Hannie.
    Sending love, strength and prayers from all of us in Newcastle.
    Corrie, Kristina, Lance, Andréea & Arianne xxx

  10. Ana - Peter Pinner and family says:

    Dear Gerry and family.
    Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to you all. Hannie was a beautiful person with a kind and thoughtful heart.
    We are blessed to have known her. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    ❤️Ana, Peter, David, John, Masha and Robin xxxxxx

  11. Mandy Bellman says:

    we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
    Thinking of you all.
    Your team, Assets xxx

  12. Irene & Rod Canty says:

    Hannie, you were more than amazing.
    You were gentle and always positive.
    You never complained and very private even though we knew you suffered.
    You were my Godmother and I will always hold that dear to me.
    There are so many beautiful memories I have to keep.
    You were the best wife and mother I know.
    May God bless you and keep you in his garden of paradise being reunited with loved ones again you are now at peace.
    Heaven has gained another angel
    Our sincere condolences to you Gerry and sons Antony, John, Tim, Garry & Steve and families, thoughts and prayers are will you at this time xxxxxx
    Rod and Irene Canty

  13. Sally says:

    Darling Auntie Hannie.
    You were such a beautiful ray of sunshine in all our lives.
    Uncle Gerry, Antony, Tim, John, Garry & Steve you are all in our hearts.
    Sending much love & hugs to you all.
    Sally, Peter, Bethany & Hannah.

  14. Julianna Cohen says:

    Thoughts are with you in and yours in spirit Gerrard and family.
    Love and best wishes as we move forward with the loss of such a loved one.
    Love from Julia and family Cohen

  15. Anne Perkins & George Ryan says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Hanne’s passing, which happened while we were overseas, preventing us from being able to attend her funeral. We have many happy memories of evenings spent with Hanne and Gerry at the Catholic church in Newstead and Sandon. It was always a pleasure to talk to Hanne – she was a gentle, kind and delightful lady. Deepest sympathy to Gerry and all the family.

Funeral Details

1st September 2022 at 1:00 PM