BONS, Martina Meinsje (Tina) (née Smits)

Born on January 30, 1926. Passed away August 18, 2020.

Passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020, aged 94 years.
Loving wife of Mattheus (Theo) (dec.).
Mother of Pieter (dec.), Peter and Carol, Bill and Wendy, Corrie and Trevor (dec.).  Grandmother of 8, Great Grandmother of 19.

Re-united with Dad.

Funeral Notice
The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Martina Meinsje (Tina) Bons will be live streamed on Monday August 31, 2020 at 3.00pm.  To view the live stream, click here Additionally, a Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Christian Reformed Church of South Gippsland at 4.00pm. To view the Thanksgiving Service, please visit
  1. Thinking of you all at this very sad time, sending our love to the family, Lindsay & Anne Richardson

    Lindsay Richardson August 20, 2020
  2. To Peter, William, Corry and families, thinking of you at this sad time, Tina was an extraordinary woman, a dear friend to our family for sixty years. My deepest condolences.

    Patsy Cooper August 21, 2020
  3. To Corrie and families, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother Tina, she left a genuine impression on me as a very caring and loving person. Especially remembering the first meeting on 3rd June 1960 when your family welcomed our family on arrival in Australia and providing accommodation for myself for a number weeks.


    Jelle August 21, 2020
  4. My auntie was a wonderful person who will be dearly missed. I have so many memories of holidays as a child down on the farm, feeding the calves, even riding a cow and helping with the cooking. I will miss our chats and cups of tea. May you Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

    Louisa Noordenne August 24, 2020
  5. So sad to hear of Tina’s passing, my chats with her about sewing will never be forgotten such a clever lady. Love to her family. 💕

    Heather Grist August 24, 2020
  6. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Tina was a lovely lady who loved to chat over a cup of tea. Hope she is having a cup of tea in heaven with my Oma ( Maria Paas) as they were best friends. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends xx

    Desiree Dutchman August 25, 2020
  7. So Sorry. To Corrie & fam about the passing of your dear mum. She was such a special person lots of happy memories Fred & Tilly deBondt

    TIlly &Fred de Bondt August 26, 2020
  8. To Corrie, your boys and all of Tina’s family, sending sincere sympathy to you all at very sad time, Tina was a beautiful lady, love from Butch ,Sue, Brad, Troy, and Libby Hemming xxxxx

    SUSAN HEMMING August 27, 2020
  9. Thinking of you all.Oma was such a beautiful lady our love to all . Sue ,Wayne & families

    Sue Vickery August 29, 2020
  10. To Peter, Bill, Corrie and family,

    On behalf of the Christian Reformed Church of South Gippsland:
    We thank God for the life of Tine Bons. She was a remarkable person and an integral part of our church family, for decades.
    We are thankful for her commitment to her Lord and the church.
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
    John 11: 25 – 26
    Tine believed this and is now with Him!
    As we grieve with you, we pray that this will be a comfort. Our hearts go out to you.

    Church Council – CRC – South Gippsland

    Christian Reformed Church - South Gippsland August 30, 2020
  11. To Peter and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Tina was a wonderful lady always welcoming and ready for a chat. We will all miss her greatly. Sending love to all. Jan

    Jan Bennett August 31, 2020
  12. Sending our love and support to Corrie, Brett & Naomi, Alexis & Indigo and Shane & Casey, Milly & Charlie. We also extend our love to the Bons family. Tina, Oma, was a beautiful and loving to us all.
    Forever in our Hearts
    Darren & Jayne, Meg & Jed, Ellie, Joel & Sarah, Justin & Sarah, Adara, Matilda & Piper.

    Jayne Murtagh August 31, 2020
  13. Peter Bill Corrie and Families our thoughts are with you all on the sad loss of your mum and oma. She was an amazing lady who has left us with so many beautiful memories thinking of you all. Dot Judy Mark and Families

    Judy Murfett August 31, 2020
  14. Piet, Wim en Corrie en jullie gezinnen wij staan ook stil bij het verlies van Tante Tinie. We gedenken haar en missen haar gesprekken per telefoon over alle dingen waar naar ze ook voor geïnteresseerd was. Wij wensen jullie veel sterke. Namens de Fam. Smits, Slagboom familie en de Fam. van der Vlies. vanuit Holland.

    Bert van der Vlies August 31, 2020
  15. My sincere condolences to all the family and friends of Tina. What an amazing woman! Always smiling and so very caring. I will treasure my memories of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. God Bless you all at this very sad time.
    Maria Flynn

    Maria Flynn August 31, 2020
  16. My condolences, I remember my great aunt Tine as een wonderfully optimistic and kind women. I loved it when she was in the Netherlands and babysitted me on some occasions. Now she my rest withthe lord. Sending my love to her family.

    Faye (Marloes) Donker (grandchild of willie van wijngaarden-bons) August 31, 2020
  17. To Peter, William, Corry and family,
    our Condolence to you all.

    Sjirk and Antje Giliam August 31, 2020
  18. To Tina’s Family,
    Tina was a remarkable woman and we will never forget her.
    Through her pioneering and innovative work through the Citizens Advice Bureau, she touched thousands in the Leongatha Community and beyond. Forever remembered,

    Gwen and Chris.

    Gwen Scheffer & Chris Downes August 31, 2020
  19. To Corrie, Brett, Shane and families. I was pleased to be able to attend your Mum’s funeral on line. The photos reminded me of her lovely welcoming smile and how she was always interested in what my family were involved in. She was an inspiration to many. Love to you all.

    Joy Hester August 31, 2020
  20. To Peter, Wim, Corrie and families. This morning I tryed to connect. But it didn’t work. This evening It worked. Thank you for the beatifull service. Your mam was the sister of my mam, with the same personality. With love from Bert, Joost, hun kinderen en Corrie van der Vlies

    Corrie Slagboom van der Vlies September 1, 2020