VAN DE WOUW, Petronella Catharina (Peta) 🎥

Loved Wife of Andy (deceased)
Devoted Mother & Mother in law of Betty & Lance, Henny & Bill, Martin & Genevieve, Joanne & Rodney, Tony & Gillian, Mary & Frank, Kathy & Rob, Fran & Garry.
Adored Oma to 28 Grandchildren & Great Oma to 34 Great Grandchildren.
Passed away peacefully at SWHC Warrnambool on the 6th of September 2020 in her 97th year.

Mum, I was not ready to say Goodbye to the most beautiful loving person in the world.
Thank-you for letting me be part of your final journey and have the opportunity to have my final goodbyes. Your journey may be over but never forgotten.
All my love
Betty & Lance,
Tanya Craig & Astrid, Leanne Grant Charlie & Ava, Andrew & Nicola

Treasured memories of our beautiful Mother, Oma & Great Oma, With Love
Henny & Bill along with their daughters and husbands Linda & Kev, Justine & Tom, Benita & Pete, Rachel & Pete, Elizabeth & Dave and Frances and their 11 Grandchildren.

My Mum will be forever in my heart
Love Martin & family

To my beautiful Mother, It’s so hard to put my feelings and love into words.
You fought so hard to stay with us, now rest in peace.
With Love
Joanne & Rodney
Oma to Michelle & Leigh, Christopher & Emily, Kylie & Greg.
Great Oma to Scarlett, Harry, Ivy, Henry & Matilda.

Your two greatest loves were your family and garden, you have left this world to be with Dad in the garden of Heaven, in our hearts forever.
Tony & Gillian and our children Greg, Jenny, Christine, Paige & Conor, our grandchildren Cody, Lily, Grace, Hailey & Willow.

To my darling Mum, my best friend, you had an amazing life and are now in God’s garden in Heaven with Dad. Your loving daughter.
Mary & Frank, Matthew & Bryden, and Jacqueline

Mum you were the most beautiful Mum ever and never forgotten.
Love Kathy & Rob & families

‘The sand of time will never wash away the love I have for you my beautiful Mum’
‘Our special Oma you were a light of love in our lives’
We will miss you so very much
With Love
Fran & Garry, Joe & Ella xxxx

Funeral Notice

Private service

Peta's service will be livestreamed on FRIDAY (11 September) at 1.30pm.

A copy of the order of service is available for download here.

29 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Peta ,
    You were an inspiration to all who knew you. You will have that garden in heaven looking magnificent. Rest In Peace.
    Barry and. Marg. Wickham

    Barry and Marg wickham September 7 2020 7:18 pm
  2. Dear tante Pieta

    You were always my “Australian” mum and I will always be grateful for that. Both John and I felt very privileged to be welcomed into your family.

    We now have to say goodbye to you, but you live on in our hearts.

    With all my love

    Your loving niece Annemieke, John, Christine and Jennifer.

    Annemieke Holmes September 7 2020 8:07 pm
  3. Dear tante Pieta.
    I am grateful to had you as my australian aunt.
    You were a hospitable beloved aunt.
    You will be missed here but you’re back with ome Andre and other relatives in heaven. Lots of love. Carla van de Wouw.

    Carla van de Wouw September 8 2020 4:52 am
  4. To the family of Peta
    Very sorry to hear of the passing of my good, long friend Peta
    We had some happy memories and shared great times
    I will miss her
    Ko Bouwman xox

    Ko Bouwman September 8 2020 12:42 pm
  5. Rest in peace Oma. Enjoy been with Opa and all the angels.
    Love Charlie, Ava, Leanne and Grant

    Leanne Ansalde September 8 2020 1:07 pm
  6. To the van de Wouw family ,so sorry to hear Peta has gone from us . I will never forgot her September lunch parties and the love she had for her garden , a great lady .Over 50 years of friendship it is hard to believe you are not here anymore Peta ,Johanna

    Johanna Bignold September 8 2020 5:03 pm
  7. To our dear friend Peta
    Our sincere Sympathy with the passing of Mam Oma and grand Oma
    Enjoyed her company and get together
    Fore Birthdays And other occasional
    And how we enyoud her beautiful garden
    We always remember will remember her..
    Joe and Pieta

    Pieta Van Donk September 8 2020 6:57 pm
  8. Dear Tante Peta,
    To a wonderful great aunt, rest in peace. You were an amazing person with love and fight and a great love of life. Will miss you.
    Love Christine Chris and kids

    Christine Ellis September 9 2020 11:02 am
  9. Dear Oma,
    You were such a wonderful Oma and an amazing great Oma, caring and loving. You were loved by everyone…
    Rest in Peace. Will Miss you.

    Love you.
    Tim, Bonita and your beautiful grandchildren Tia and Tyler.

    Bonita Connoley September 9 2020 3:17 pm
  10. Dear Oma,
    Your wonderful life here on earth is now over but your new journey in heaven has just began. You were so special to me. Until we meet again, rest in peace.

    All my love,

    Kylie Simmonds

    Kylie Simmonds September 10 2020 9:39 am
  11. Dear Oma,

    More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

    We love you.

    Tanya, Craig and Astrid.

    Craig Heckenberg September 10 2020 10:22 am
  12. To Dear Fran, Garry, Joseph and Ella and the VAN DE WOUW family. Sending our love and deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Love and prayers from Judy and Kevin Pattison. 🎉💞

    Judy and Kevin Pattison September 10 2020 3:52 pm
  13. Dear Oma

    I know your up in heaven with Opa. Rest in peace.

    Lots of Love

    Julian, Melissa, Mia, Halle and Ryan

    Melissa Van de wouw September 10 2020 5:38 pm
  14. Dear Oma,

    You leave behind a wonderful legacy of a family of children, grand children and great grandchildren who are all amazing people, if I do say so myself! Whilst you will be missed, every time we are together we will remember the wonderful times we spent with you and Opa.

    Lots of love
    Your favorite grand daughter (ha ha ha)

    Angela Van de Wouw September 10 2020 5:53 pm
  15. Dear Oma,
    You were the most loving and caring Oma. The memories you leave us with are amazing and as much as it hurts that you are gone it brings a smile to my face thinking about them all. You will be forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Oma.

    Love Daniel, Shamirah, Isaac, Hannah, Amal and Ameer.

    Daniel Van De Wouw September 10 2020 9:17 pm
  16. Your love of your family is an inspiration to us all. My children have been truly blessed having you as their oma. And thank you for always being a good friend to me.
    You are truly loved, respected and will always be in our hearts.

    Andrea and family

    Andrea blake September 10 2020 10:04 pm
  17. Dearest tante Pieta and familiy,
    Ton and i have lost the most beautiful aunt in the world. We will never forget the first time we came to Australia, where the whole family was gathered for Martin’s wedding and all the many times when we have been welcomed with big dinners, drinks, and love from you, ome Andre, cousins and in the meantime the whole “Van de Wouw- bunch”. What a party we had for your 90th birthday together with a part of The Van den Brinks and how well you organized us the high wine, only less than 2 years ago. We will never forget you and your love and hope that your spirit and warm felt attitude will always remain in our memory. Thank you for being Annemieke’s Australian mother and we know we can say goodbye in the full confidence of you meeting my parents, your beloved Andre and others in the comfort of heaven. Thank you and rest in peace. Ton and Betty

    Betty and Ton Offermans September 11 2020 2:35 am
  18. Oma,
    Forever in our hearts
    Linda, Kevin, Angus, Lachlan, Ewan and Isla

    Linda Forman September 11 2020 3:53 am
  19. Peta,

    So many great memories from Princetown together. Your beautiful garden, (those sweet strawberries), the trips to the beach in the red Holden Kingswood, (how did we all fit?), and always being welcome into your home to share a meal. A great neighbour and friend of the Allan family. Rest in Peace.

    To Betty, Henny, Martin, Joanne, Tony, Mary, Kathy and Frances. Your mum, such an inspirational woman, we share your sadness but also the joy of her incredible 97 years. All our love, John, David, Joy and Maree Allan. xxx

    John Allan September 11 2020 7:47 am
  20. Dearest Oma,
    Thank you for all our wonderful memories, especially walking through your garden and celebrating our holidays together. We will all cherish these moments forever. You are loved by us all and we will miss you dearly. Much love to you in heaven, rest in peace.
    Tanya, Craig and Astrid

    Tanya Heckenberg September 11 2020 8:31 am
  21. To the van de Wouw family . So sorry your dear Mother has left us , a great Lady . Who would forget her legendary September luncheons . Until we meet again Peta , Johanna

    Johanna Bignold September 11 2020 9:37 am
  22. dear Oma

    I will miss all your knitted toys

    love angus Forman

    angus forman September 11 2020 11:03 am
  23. To the v.d. Wouw family. We are so sorry we have to say goodbye to a good friend. We enjoyed the company and the times we had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Peter and Thea de Jong.

    Peter and Thea de Jong September 11 2020 12:13 pm
  24. Oma,
    We were so blessed to have had the privilege to call you our Oma and Great Oma. While we will miss your love and wisdom, our memories of wonderful times spent together will never be far from our hearts.
    All our Love,
    Benita, Pete, Tess, Maggie and Bridget

    Benita Muanri September 11 2020 1:21 pm
  25. Oma,

    I will miss you and your lovely garden so much, give Opa a hug when you are with him.


    Gregory Van De Wouw September 11 2020 1:23 pm
  26. Dear Oma

    Thank you for all of the wonderful times, we have so many great memories. The way you lived your life was truly inspirational. We will miss you dearly, forever in our hearts.

    Love from Justine, Tom, Harry, Joseph and Holly

    Justine Stillman September 11 2020 1:31 pm
  27. Dear Oma,

    Time for a well earnt rest. You will live on through the beauty of yours and my garden. Forever grateful for the time we spent together.

    Love, Marty, Sarah and Quinn

    Marty van de Wouw September 11 2020 2:17 pm
  28. To the Van De Vouw family.
    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful mother.
    Peta’s contribution to the community of Camperdown was enormous.
    Peta was especially generous in opening her garden for so many wonderful causes was inspiring.
    Her beautiful smile and personality meant she was a much loved member of the Camperdown Garden Club.
    The event in 2011 when Peta was part of the beautiful day that raised a significant amount for Rotary House in Warrnambool was inspiring.
    Rest peacefully my friend in God’s garden.
    Graeme Fischer

    Graeme Fischer September 11 2020 2:58 pm
  29. Oma, we met only a few times, but you left a very big impression!
    You must be proud of having lived such a long and adventurous life, raising a large and loving family and having the opportunity to create so many beautiful things – gardens and handicrafts – by which people will remember you always. I know that my grandchildren, Henry and Matilda, whilst too young to remember your physical presence, will connect with you, from the toy collection that their father, Chris, still treasures today. What a beautiful legacy!
    You have earned your rest from this mortal coil, so enjoy your eternity.
    Lots of love, Sharynn Moors.

    Sharynn Moors September 11 2020 3:01 pm

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