Thank you so much for the opportunity to share Bert’s memorial service. He was such a cheeky uncle. My thoughts are with you, Jisca, and my Ekkel cousins who I haven’t seen for way too long.
Thank you so much for creating this for family and friends that could not be there. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunty Jisca and family. We love you all and are thinking of you constantly. What a lovely service.
I am very thankful to have many photos and videos of my siblings, parents and grandparents and other relatives because I was blessed to have an uncle who was such an accomplished photographer and sound technician, whose skills were passed down to many family members and friends. The video of my twin brother Paul and me as babies which Uncle Bert showed at our 21st birthday is so precious
Jim & I are glad we were able to watch Uncle Bert’s Thanksgiving service via the wonders of live streaming. I am thankful to have many photos and videos of my parents, grandparents & siblings & other relatives because I was blessed to have an uncle who was such a great photographer and sound technician. May our Heavenly Father give Tante Jisca, Ron & Sue, Mariska & Mark, Michelle & Paul, Greg & Melissa and their families His comfort & nearness in the months and years to come.
May the Lord bless you and keep you Uncle Bert. You have given us all such special memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Tante Jisca, and Ron, Mariska, Greg, and Michelle and your families as you remember your fun loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.
Much Love, Hans xo
It was a beautiful day for a lovely Service.
We’ll miss seeing you on our daily walks with our dogs.
Condolences and love to all the family.
Margaret and Fiona (members Scots’ Church Melbourne)
A lovely service on a beautiful day. Rest in peace Bert.
It was great that Gerald and I were able to watch the service while sitting in the car park at the cemetery, with one eye out the window seeing you, but being able to see and hear everything as well. A lovely God-honouring service for our dearly loved uncle.
With love, Janette
Thanks all, lovely comments, smiling reading them, I glad in these crazy times you got to be appart of it with us.
I agree Greg, we have been comforted by the many comments and have read them all out to Mum. We also have enjoyed looking back on the service. What a spectacular Autumn day we had. Dad would have loved the service, the birds, family around and the technology that allowed so many family and friends to participate.
Wonderful service. Bert would have liked it too.
Much comfort to you all, Jisca, children and grandchildren
Praying for God’s comfort for you all.
What a privilege to have joined the Ekkel Family to farewell Bert. So many happy memories come to mind and will last forever. I am sure Jis your family will support you through this time just as mine has done.
My Love to all the family.
What a lovely service. Sending our love and prayers to you Tante Jisca and all Uncle Berts family at this time.
Jim & I are so glad we could watch Uncle Bert’s Thanksgiving Service today. We are with you in thoughts and prayers, and ask God to give Tante Jisca, Ron & Sue, Mariska & Mark, Michelle & Paul, Greg & Melissa and their families His strength & nearness in the months ahead.
Dear Tante Jisca, Ron, Mariska, Greg and Michelle, and your families,
It was beautiful to be able to witness Uncle Bert’s funeral service, even though it was on line. I would so much have loved to be there too. It is so comforting to know that Uncle Bert belongs to Jesus and is now with Him in heaven, beyond all ill and suffering.
I know funerals are hard and I share your sorrow as you have farewelled your husband of 62 years and father of 60 or so years. What a blessing Bert was to so many. I pray that the comfort and peace of Jesus, who knows our weakness and grief intimately, will be your strength and hope as you move on from this day.
It was a joy to see you there and to recognise in you so much of your Dad’s character. I’m proud of you and your steadfast love for him, especially over these past years when his health was so compromised and over the past couple of weeks as you spent those last precious moments with him.
I look forward to an opportunity to meet up with each one of you and to reminisce too. It’s hard to be far away at a time like this.
Much love from Paul and Janice.
So blessed to share this day with family. Uncle Bert ‘s influence on fancy gadgets on our father was very persuasive. Loud or should I I say LOUDER music beamed out of our home when he visited. His legacy continues within the most beautiful family photos of our family taken by Uncle Bert.
It is with great sadness that we watched the memorial service on youtube, of Bert’s passing. For us Garry and Lin it was an opportunity to be involved with the family’s remembrance of Bert’s life although we are presently isolated in Sydney due to covid 19 restrictions. To our sister Jisca and all the family, our thoughts and memories go with you, as you readjust your lives without the ever present input of a husband, father, and grandfather to support you. So from your family in absence, Garry, Lin, Jessica, Spencer and Chloe, FARWELL brother an uncle Bert.
Thanks for the memories Uncle Bert. Loud Hi Fi systems , even Loader cars , great road trips. Now with our creator, see you again in a while, but not to soon.
Love to Tante Jis and the whole Family.
Paulineand I arevery sorry. You have our deepest sympathy.
Charles and Pauline castle
Thanks for the opportunity to farewell a friend. My prayer is that all who read this will realise how important it is to know the Lord,while there is time. Our love goes to Jisca and we pray that she and the family have and will find strength that overcomes any sorrow.
It was such a privelege to be there “in person” to see my friend being farewelled, and to share the emotion with Jisca, Ron, and Greg.
Thank you so much for your invitation.
I am looking forward to the remembrance service later in the year and meeting with you all
Lovely service well done Ekkel family. A good send off for cheeky Bert!
This was a wonderful, dignified service. We were grateful to be able to attend via live streaming to say goodbye to our dear longtime friend Bert.
We will miss him.
A lovely tribute to a wonderful man. Thanks be to God for His goodness in Uncle Bert’s life! It was so special to hear about the joy Uncle Bert shared with so many and the hope we have in Christ! Our love and prayers are with all who knew and loved him xo
A wonderful service and eulogy. So sorry for your loss. With our love and best wishes, Andy and Maggie
I found myself smiling at the funny stories….that’s how I saw him during my teenage years when I spent a fair amount of time at Junction Rd.
A lovely service for Bert on a beautiful day I will miss Bert’s smile – My condolences & love to all.
Dear Jisca and all the family
Our thoughts and prayers have been, and remain with you, as we have shared in the beautiful service for Bert.
With much love from Elizabeth, Rae and Rosalie, Scots’ Church Melbourne.
A beautiful service. Thankyou. Bert would have loved that technology enabled so many to join in.
I hope to see you all sometime in the near future to share memories and celebrate Bert.
Lovely service and such a beautiful day for it. Vale Bert and we’ll spoken Mariska.
Rest in peace, Uncle Bert, with the Lord. I’m thankful for the blessing he’s been to my father Paul, and I look forward to meeting Uncle Bert properly in the New Heavens and New Earth.
Our thoughts were with you throughout the service and we remember Bert as a fun person.
He will be missed by all those who met him.
Sending our love and wishes to you all today, on the passing of Bert.
Greg, it was a really lovely service for your dad.
Love David & Samantha Anderson xx
Such a beautiful celebration of Bert’s Life. He would have been so proud of you all.
At this sad time may you be filled with the love of Bert and his cheeky happy way.
(Bert would have been thrilled that the sound system worked so well)
Thank you for letting Peter and I be part of his farewell.
Love Carmel and Peter Flynn
A wonderful and respectful service for Mr Ekkel thank you.
Ecc 12:7 especially poignant.
RIP Mr Ekkel
Thoughts and prayers with the family on the passing of uncle Bert still remember the joy of going to cadets in the GT Good times lovely man will be missed
Ik wil jullie laten weten dat we meelevenmet de fam.Het is toch een groot gemis ook al ben je oud Ik wens jullie heel veel sterkte en Gods nabijheid
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