VAN DER VORM, Maria (née Hartog)

Born on November 5, 1933. Passed away January 20, 2022.

Our family are sad to announce the loss of Maria VANDERVORM(nee HARTOG)
Died peacefully and now at rest.
Beloved wife of Otto (Dec)
Loving mother of Marianne, Desiree, Monica, Christel, Otto and Andrew
Grandmother (Oma) to Nicholas, Alicia, Christopher, Caitlin, Stuart, Jack, Kurt, Jarrod, Lachlan and Georgia
Great grandmother to Heath, Mikayla, Maddison, Nate, Hayley, Liam, Scarlett, Violet and Lilith.

Funeral Notice
Handley Funeral Services Crn. South Gippsland H'Way and Bellingham Street, , LeongathaView Map

A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs Maria Van der Vorm will be held in our Leongatha Chapel, Cnr South Gippsland H'Way and Bellingham Street, on THURSDAY Feb. 3 2022, commencing at 1.30pm.

The family request that colourful clothing to be worn.

The Funeral will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery.

This Service will be livestreamed, to view please     CLICK HERE

  1. To my mother
    Thankyou for all you have done for me and advice that l wish I had listened to more
    I will miss you mum you leave me with memories of the beautiful dresses you made us girls and the warmth of the slow combustion stove in winter warming our shoes for morning school
    Helping me to keep alive there many lost animals I brought home
    Miss you will always think of you in everything I do love you mum
    Your daughter Desiree c

    Desiree Vander Vorm January 25, 2022
  2. Lieve tante Ria,
    Ik zal u erg missen , vooral onze gezellige telefoongesprekken die wij regelmatig voerden !
    Soms serieuze gesprekken, maar we konden ook heel erg lachen !!
    Ik zal dit nooit vergeten !!
    Ik zal uw stem en lach blijven herinneren lieve schat !!
    Dat u nu mag rusten in vrede , en weer samen mag zijn met uw lieve man , mijn “oompie “ Ton .
    Voor altijd in mijn ❤️
    Liefs ,
    Uw nicht Ada

    Ada Haasnoot-vd Vorm January 27, 2022
  3. Lieve tante Ria
    Herinneringen, goede! De tijd in Nederland als jullie er waren, het sigaretje waar U maar niet afkwam, de lach en toch ook de heimwee naar Nederland.
    De tijd dat we bij jullie waren in Australië , geweldig. Het dansen, ijsjes eten. Met zijn allen oud en nieuw vieren bij Marianne
    Hoop dat het daarboven vredig en rustig is.
    R.I.P. ik zal u missen
    Hanneke van der Spek van der Vorm

    Hanneke van der Spek January 28, 2022
  4. Een schip zeilt weg
    ik sta te kijken totdat zij verdwijnt
    achter de horizon.
    Iemand aan mijn zijde zegt:
    “Ze is weg”.

    Weg….waarnaar toe?
    Verdwenen uit mijn gezichtsveld, dat is alles.
    Ze is net zo groot als toen ik haar nog zag.
    Dat het schip kleiner wordt
    en uiteindelijk niet meer te zien is,
    Is iets in mij, niet in haar.

    En juist op het moment dat iemand aan mijn zijde zegt:
    “Ze is weg”
    zijn er anderen die uitkijken naar haar komst
    Andere stemmen die klinken en opgewonden roepen:
    “ Daar komt ze!”

    Tante Riet een goede reis
    en geef mam een knuffel van me daar!

    Liefs Letty

    Letty January 31, 2022
  5. a ship sails away
    and I watch until she disappears
    behind the horizon.
    Someone by my side says,
    “She’s gone”

    Gone. to where?
    Disappeared from my sight, that’s all.
    She’s just as big as when I could see her.
    That the ship is getting smaller and eventually no longer visible is something in me, not in her.

    Just when someone by my side says:
    “She is gone”
    are there others looking forward to her arrival
    and other voices that sound and cry excited:
    “Here she comes”!

    Auntie Riet
    Have a good journey and give my mam a hug over there

    Love from Letty

    Letty February 1, 2022
  6. Dear Mum (Ma)
    I will hold onto those special memories of you which always bring a smile, a wonderful homemaker and cook remembering all the wonderful Dutch meals Ollen Bollen, Stomppot, the huge stack of apple & sultana pancakes.
    The wonderful fancy dress costumes and ballet costumes you made sometimes sewing throughout the night.
    Our yearly childhood trips to Myer Melbourne via the train was always a memorable one.
    But mostly I will miss you calling me Monica Rose;
    So if roses grow in heaven
    Lord please pick a bunch for me
    Place them in my mothers arms and tell her they are from me.
    Rest in peace Mum now with Dad your lieve Ton XX
    Love Monica Rose xx

    Monica Muschialli February 2, 2022
  7. Dear Mum,

    Thank you for your strong, caring, big laughs of moments together. Thank you for giving me the strength of character and strong spirit that you have given me. The beautiful Mum of survival instincts you gave me to carry on into my life and as you would always tell me, never let anyone stand over you, always stand your ground, thank you Mum. Looking back at all those football days as a teenager. I got home from football training and you always cleaned my football boots scraping the mud off them and then polish my boots with waterproof oil. When that was all done, you still prepared my hot meal of stamppot, love you. When I look back, at a courageous, strong woman you were. You are a legend, champion as a mother to me. Thank you for the wisdom and adventure that you passed on to me. See you again Mum with Dad and have many laughs together as we always did with strong coffee and dutch speculaas biscuits. Love you and now you are with Dad together giving each other big hugs. Miss you and touching our beautiful noses together and hugs with out of this world smiles we had together.

    Rest in peace

    Love You Andrew James XX

    ANDREW VAN DER VORM February 3, 2022