VAN ROOY, Antje (Ankie) (née van Dellen)

Born on March 29, 1932. Passed away March 21, 2021.

Passed away suddenly at home with her loving husband by her side.
Adored wife of Joop (Joe) van Rooy for 65 wonderful years.
“I don’t know what I’ll do with you, but I don’t know what I’d do without you”.

Loving mother of Geoffrey (dec.), Stephen & Lisa, Marianne & Marcus, Rob & Cheryl, Paul & Mere, Patrick (dec.) and Julie.
Grandmother to Erin, Alicia, Jack, Blake, Ashlee, Oakley, Mackenzie, Hudson, Ricky, Meg, Luke, Rose, Billie, and partners.
Great Grandmother to Mila.

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short time, but they hold their hearts forever”.

Funeral Notice
Christian Reformed Church of South Gippsland corner of Brown and Peart Streets, LeongathaView Map
The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs. Antje (Ankie) van Rooy will be held at the Christian Reformed Church of South Gippsland, cnr. Brown and Peart Sts. Leongatha, on THURSDAY March 25, 2021 commencing at 1.30pm. The Funeral will leave for the Leongatha Cemetery at the conclusion of the Service. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed, click here
  1. “Mrs. Van Rooy” always a smile and a warm greeting. Fond thoughts to Joe and all her family members.
    Keith and Pat Kuhne

    Pat Kuhne March 22, 2021
  2. So sad to see this. Such a loving, caring lady. Always had a welcoming smile. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and family. She will always be in your hearts. Barbara and Richard Pedlow

    Barbara and Richard Pedlow March 23, 2021
  3. Ankie.
    Ever faithful serving her Lord as best she knew. Your smile & cheerfulness so encouraging to all those she reached out to @ Kooraman House.
    Your work is done Ankie.. Now rest in peace. Safe in the arms of Jesus your Saviour.
    Praying God’s peace.for you Joe & your family.
    Deepest sympathy to you all at this vvery sad time.
    – Robert & Ruth Sage

    You were an inspiration to all who knew you Ankie.
    Faithful to the end. Jesus has called you home to your reward. Deepest sympathies to you Joe

    Ruth sage March 23, 2021
  4. A much loved neighbour and friend from our days at Whittinghams Way. Always the lady, Ankie will be sorely missed. Heartfelt condolences to Joe and the family.

    Tony & Jackie Heys March 23, 2021
  5. Ankie, loved unconditionally, adored her kids and in-laws, and especially her grandkids, and anyone that came to their home. She was the most hospitable person and generous in every way. She was the best grandmother, one I aspired to be like. She was a great cook who gave all her recipes to anyone who asked, my book has heaps of them, and they will be continually baked and eaten by all who have enjoyed Ankie’s cooking. I will certainly miss Ankie, but have many many fond memories. Joe we love you. You had an amazing woman beside you. Be continually praying for you.

    Carol and Hank Zuidema March 23, 2021
  6. As a friend of Steve’s I remember going to their house in our wild college days and being accepted with open arms, she made her kids friends feel at ease and welcome. What a beautiful soul.

    Lynn Francis March 23, 2021
  7. My love and prayers to Joe and family.
    I still have very strong memories of going to the Van Rooy’s after church with the youth group to enjoy a great feed. Mrs Van Rooy always put on a marvellous spread filled with love.
    In Gods Hands now ❤️
    Yvonne Lindsay (née Hulleman)

    Yvonne Lindsay March 23, 2021
  8. So very sad to hear of Ankie’s passing. Joe and Ankie were amazing friends of my parents’ Pieter and Tryn Kuiper.
    Always remembered by Dina and Jack.

    Dina Drury (Kuiper) March 23, 2021
  9. Our deepest sympathy & heartfelt condolences to Joe & family.

    Bev Schawalder & John Pahl March 23, 2021
  10. Bye Mrs van Rooy always had a kind word and a smile I wont forget, my thoughts are with the family….

    robert Rutjens March 23, 2021
  11. Of course we didn’t have so much contact since we live on the other side of the world, but we visited Oom Joop and Tante Ank in 2014, and that was very special. We also met the rest of that great family and we want to address our deeply condolences to you all. We wish you all the strength to carry that loss,

    From the Netherlands,

    Erna Roelfsema and Peter Hidding and children March 24, 2021
  12. Aunt Ank, I had the best time ever with my parents at your place. I will not forget your cheerfulness, smile, but also the cake. Uncle Joop, Stephen, Marianne, Robert and Paul strength with this loss,

    Lots of love, Monique van Rooij

    Monique van Rooij March 24, 2021
  13. To dear Joe and the van Rooy clan, sending you our special love and thoughts. Such fond memories of dear Ankie, a beautiful kind soul with a forever smile that matched her personality and wit. So lucky to have been neighbours all those years ago at Whittinghams Way. Special memories always, take care and feel our strength, love Lee-Anne Brooks and the boys xoxo

    Lee Brooks March 24, 2021
  14. Dear family and friends,
    Our condolences to my brother, our uncle, family and friends for the loss of Ankie.
    We wish you strength to carry the loss and we will pray for you all.
    Lots of love from Holland.
    Rudi, Greetje, Danny, Manu and the kids.

    Danny van Rooij March 24, 2021
  15. Ankie was a dear friend of my parents Matty and Cor Valk. After my mother died suddenly in 2003 Ankie and Joe kept in contact with Cor, and over the past 2 years visited him regularly in aged care. Such loyal friendship I am very grateful for. Thank you Joe. My heart goes out to you at the sudden unexpected death of your dearly beloved. The peace of the Lord be with you.

    Martina Hayes (nee Valk) March 25, 2021
  16. Ankie, we love and will miss you. Always welcoming our family, loving & spoiling us.. Joe, we love you and wish we could give you a big hug. Love you.
    Beautiful service, sorry we couldn’t be there.

    Craig & Alisha Hutton March 25, 2021
  17. Wij herinneren Ank als een gezellige schoonzus!
    Het was fijn dat wij de dienst hebben kunnen volgen.
    Marianne en Alyssia mooi dat jullie een woordje in het Nederlands hebben gesproken.

    Joop en kinderen heel veel sterkte,

    Wim en Riet van Rooij

    Wim en Riet van Rooij March 25, 2021
  18. Het was fijn dat wij de dienst hebben kunnen volgen. Wij herinneren Ank als een gezellige schoonzus! Marianne en Alyssia mooi dat jullie een woordje in het Nederlands hebben gesproken.

    Joop en kinderen, heel veel sterkte toegewenst!

    Wim en Riet van Rooij

    Wim en Riet van Rooij March 25, 2021
  19. Dear Van Rooy Fam.

    Our sincerest condolences on the occasion of the death of your sweetheart Ankie, our lives are all the richer from having known your beloved wife, mum, oma, our sister Ankie now resting with the Father in Heaven. May the Lord be your comfort and shield in the days ahead, into eternity.

    Kindest regards
    Sandra xo


    Sandra McMahon March 26, 2021
  20. Dear Jo and family,
    My sincere condolences to you Jo and family at the loss of Ankie, such a beautiful, loving, caring and giving person who shared her love for her Lord. May you have God’s peace that passes all understanding at this time of grief, loss and also celebration of her life knowing that she is with her Lord. With love and prayers, Ingrid ten Hoopen

    Ingrid ten Hoopen April 6, 2021
  21. So sorry to hear of Ankie’s passing. Fond memories touring Australia with Ankie & Joe. Much love to Joe and the Van Rooy family. Lisa Eldred Bellingham

    Lisa Bellingham April 8, 2021