KOENDERS, Diane (née Thorrington)

Born on February 3, 1946. Passed away September 5, 2021.

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we inform you of the sudden and tragic loss of our dear Wife, Mother and Grandmother.

A beautiful, selfless, warm and humorous lady that touched hearts with whomever was lucky enough to have known her – whether personally, or through her magnificent artwork and poetry.

She will be remembered with adoration and everlasting love, after 55 years of marriage, by her husband, John and be remembered and cherished always by her children, John (and his beloved, Nelly) & Jane (and her beloved, Russell) and be remembered by Emily (Harry & her youngest grandchild, Matisse).

She will be remembered fondly by her son’s children, Joshua & Chelsea, and her eldest daughter’s children, Tahlia and Alyssa.

You’ll be forever in our hearts.
Another angel in God’s care.
R.I.P. xxx

Funeral Notice
  1. Lots of memories over the years of a friendly, talented lady. Our warmest thought to all the Koenders family. Keith and Pat Kuhne.

    Pat Kuhne September 8, 2021
  2. Di how I am going to miss you no more talking no more laughter and cups of teas thank you for my beautiful 🦅 eagle I will miss you, to John and families will say prayers for you love 💕 Roslyn

    Roslyn Battersby September 8, 2021
  3. Little did I know our cuppa on Friday would be our last.. Your angel wings have sprouted Di , soar high into the heavens. Love and miss you Julie was

    Julie Boyd September 8, 2021
  4. To Dear John, Jane, Emily, John and families my deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time
    Di was such a geogeous happy and kind and talented person she will be missed so much by everyone that knew her
    Much love and prayers to you all 💕
    Sue Herrald Martin x

    Sue Herrald Martin September 8, 2021
  5. Our deepest condolence to John and family.
    We have lost a very dear friend which we truly loved, lucky we had lots of laughter together, and have fond memories of “big Sis”. We are going to miss you immensely. Love to John and Family.
    Hermann, Marjo and Family. xoxoxox

    Marjo Finken September 8, 2021
  6. A beautiful lady, condolences to all the family. Hard to accept that she has gone. Aileen Clark and family,

    Aileen Clark September 8, 2021
  7. To John and family,our deepest sympathy,

    Johanna and Ross September 9, 2021
  8. A lovely talented lady

    Jack Oster September 9, 2021
  9. Remembering a lovely and very talented lady. Always so cheerful. A delight to chat with.
    Marjie Pearson

    Marj Pearson September 9, 2021
  10. Thinking of you all x


    Jane September 10, 2021
  11. John. Family
    Thoughts are with you all
    Happy memories of visiting your gallery
    Your work introducing people that visit or moved to area always made welcome
    Condolences to all
    Denise Michael Corless

    Denise.Corless September 14, 2021
  12. Dear John, John, Jane, Emily and families,
    I feel very sorrowful at the loss of Diane. Your tribute in the paper was wonderful and very fitting.
    My memories of times spent with Diane are very precious and special to me, she always brightened up the day. Our family with John and I send our love and prayers, we have you in our hearts . May you have the comfort of the Lord

    Doreen Western September 15, 2021
  13. Thinking of you all and wishing you strength for the days to come.

    Tonya Wright September 16, 2021
  14. Our heart felt condolences to John and family.
    Di was such a kind happy and talented lady. We were so lucky to have caught up with her recently. The Finches and Poetry book will be a permanent memory of a beautiful lady.

    Marianne & Gordon

    Marianne Lawson September 18, 2021
  15. Dear John and family.
    The tribute of Marianne Lawson is our story too.
    See you soon.
    Cunie & Bill van der Geest

    W Vandergeest September 23, 2021