Born on May 22, 1952. Passed away June 29, 2024.

Passed away at the Alfred Hospital.
Cherished husband of Robyn, father of Kieren, Brock and Joshua.
Father-in-law of Eliza, Lenni and Nikki.
Grandfather of 8 grandchildren.

Funeral Notice
Christian Reform Church of South Gippsland Cnr Brown and Peart Streets, LeongathaView Map

A  Celebration of Dirk's Life will be held at the Christian Reform Church of South Gippsland, Cnr. Brown St. and Peart St., Leongatha, on FRIDAY July 12, 2024, commencing 11.30am. This Service will be livestreamed, to view please CLICKHERE

A Service for Burial will precede the above Service at the Leongatha Cemetery commencing 10.30am. All Welcome

In lieu of flowers, donations to (Kairos Prison ministry) would be appreciated.

  1. Dirk was always great fun to be around, my biggest memory of him is lots of laughter, and a deep love for the Lord. He’ll be greatly missed!

    Nat Daw July 3, 2024
  2. I will always have finds memories spent with this kind gentle man. We did many four wheel drive trips together and he was always a great man to sit around the camp fire with.
    He will be missed a true gentleman.

    Dennis Ray July 3, 2024
  3. Great memories of times together in Emmaus and family friendships

    Brian Knee July 4, 2024
  4. Dirk we loved you and will miss you so much at our Gideon meetings a man of great faith.
    He was full of fun and laughter.
    Love and prayers to dear Robyn and family.
    His prayers have been answered he has a new body free from pain now in heaven.

    Carol Latham July 5, 2024
  5. Dear Robyn, Kieren, Brock, Joshua and family,

    I am so sorry to learn abouth the passing of Durk. My mind is filling up with happy memories from the times I did visit you all Down Under.
    I liked being around him and I always felt loved by him.
    I wish you all find the strength to get through this sad time and remember the happy thoughts you had with him.
    It’s a little hard for me to explain my Frisian thinking into English words. My thoughts are with you in these saddened days.

    Lots of love,

    Jeannette Koehoorn

    Jeannette Koehoorn July 7, 2024
  6. Dirk was my host father during the period that i was an exchange student in Australia,i always remember him as a lovely and worker dad,who likes to be with his family and doing activities with us,with a lovely sense of humorand a very kind patience and a funny dad.
    I’ll always remember you with a HUGE SMILE!
    Thank you very much for all the things that you teach us for our lives!

    Jeremias Nicolas Jerez,Argentina July 8, 2024
  7. Dear Robyn, Kieren, Brock, Joshua and Family.

    We are saddened by the passing of Dirk,
    He was a true gentlemen.
    Also always ready for a joke and a good laugh.
    He will be deeply missed by all of us.
    Dirk is free of pain that is the only consolation.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Marjo, Lucas, Franc and Family.

    Marjo Finken July 10, 2024
  8. Great servant of our gracious Father.A true child of Jesus.Will be rembered will certainly be missed .Now glory with our creator .May our Father strengthen Robyn and family🙏

    Fay and George July 11, 2024
  9. Dear Robyn and family , please accept our condolences. We have great memories of Dirk’s involvement with the Walk to Emmaus, his down to earth manner and his sense of humour. Would have loved to be there for the service but unfortunately cannot make it. All the best for the celebration service. With love and blessings Joy and Leo van Neuren

    Leo & Joy van Neuren July 11, 2024
  10. Dear Robyn and family..condolences on your loss at this sad time Dirk always had his cheeky grin.

    Len and Kaye sutherland

    11/ July 2024

    Len and Kaye sutherland July 11, 2024
  11. Sad but glad to know Dirk is now held in the arms of our wonderful Heavenly Father and someday we will meet again.
    We enjoyed a lot of laughs and special moments together in Emmaus. Our Love and Prayers are with you Robyn and your Family.
    Blessings & DeColores > Jack & Ngaire

    Jack & Ngaire July 11, 2024
  12. Dear Robin and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you all at the loss of Dirk. We remember him to be a happy, friendly and encouraging guy. We pray that God’s comfort and strength will surround you all.
    Love and shalom,,
    Peter & Nel Mechielsen

    Nelly Mechielsen July 12, 2024
  13. Sad loss of a beautiful man that would light up a room by just walking in . Condolences to you Robyn,Kiren,Brock, Josh and extended family. Now safe in Gods care

    Charlie and Mary-Anne Schroder July 12, 2024
  14. Dirk was a wonderful character to be around, we hit it of from word go, to Robyn, Brock and family, may his strength, humour and many other attributes be with you today and always, you are sadly missed my friend, I hope to catch up with you in the palace bar for a drink when my time is done, cheers and rest in peace mate. Tony, Lisa and family

    Tony Cronin July 12, 2024
  15. Glad to know that Dirk has no more pain but sad that Robyn and family will have to learn to live without their treasured husband, father, grandfather.

    Lyn and Tony Eden July 12, 2024
  16. Thank you for the live stream of the celebration of Dirk’s life on this earth for Jesus. Shine for Jesus He sure did. Grateful to the Lord for having known Dirk over many years. May the Lord be your comfort Robyn, Kieren, Brock and Josh and your families in this time of both mourning and celebrating Dirk’s life. God bless you all.
    To God be the glory.
    Ingrid ten Hoopen

    INGRID TEN HOOPEN July 12, 2024