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25 comments on “Elisabeth Verstappen”

  1. A beautiful service, Betsy was alone onboard the Sibajak and stayed in the company of our family. We the Peeters family on the photo at 27.33 in the video and with Betsy are from the bottom of the steps, my sister Johanna, my brother Sibertus , my mother Dora and father Bert next to me.
    With my husband Fred and daughter Louise we visited Betsy in Bayswater a few years ago and met Rosemary.
    I don’t know who took the photo or where it was taken.
    Nel Kooymans

  2. A lovely service. So glad I was able to watch it after the event. Thank you Caroline for your fine eulogy and the memorable contribution of your daughters. Your mum had an impressive life.
    Thinking of the ripple effect your mum had on so many. No-one will enjoy chocolate cake without thinking fondly of her.

    Best wishes to you all …. Greg Toms

  3. I have just viewed this beautiful service and tribute to Tante Bep with Mum and Dad (Cor and Iet) and now we are reminiscing on days gone by. Mum remembers them going to swimming lessons together then sunbathing before going home, and spending afternoons knitting and chatting. I also remember visiting after church and the delicious afternoon teas.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Lots of love,
    Anja and Cor & Iet van den Broek xxx

  4. Thank you for sharing this sad day and beautiful tribute to Auntie Liesbeth.
    She was like an auntie and grandmother to me.

    The last time we saw her was in 2010.
    And we love her and will miss her very much.

    Always so loving and great hospitality. She also loved to laugh.
    My mum Nelly said she considered Liesbeth as her second mother.
    And helped her when she was homesick.

    I am so happy that she reached the age of 91.
    However, no matter how long a loved one lives it always hurts.

    Thank you for sharing the stories about her life and the lovely photo’s.
    She was a stylish lady who was a great cook and baker.

    I am sure that Liesbeth is in heaven with Joep, Nelly and her brother / my dad Wiel.
    My heart goes out to all of you and we send you all virtual hugs and kisses from The Netherlands.

    Auntie Liesbeth I will never forget you.
    You remind me so much of my own mother Nelly.
    Similar personalitys.

    You have such a beautiful soul and you can be very proud of your wonderful children and grandchildren.

    Love, Linda and Bas

  5. Dear family,

    We watched the service all together. It was lovely! We liked to hear all the beautiful and intriguing stories about Elisabeth’s life. We recognised all the parts about the food and her hospitality. Sef loved to see the pictures from back in the days. Sef and Mia also really liked the choice of music.

    We want to wish you all a lot of strength and hope you will cherish the beautiful memories!

    Lots of love,
    From the Netherlands, Sevenum

    Sef & Mia
    Peter & Erna
    Stef, Vera, Bram

  6. Dear Rob, Diana, Rosemary, Caroline and family,

    We are greatfull that we could see this beautiful service for tante Bets.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Leonie en Hans Mennen – Van De Pasch

  7. A lovely tribute for dear Aunty Bep. Fond memories of fun times shared with the Verstappen and the Mensen families. Love to you all
    Sandra Mensen Jones

  8. Thank you for being able to share in this wonderful tribute to Aunty Bep whose friendship and love was such a big part of the Mensen Family .

  9. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories of a truly remarkable lady. Best wishes to the family.

  10. Dear Rob, Kirsten, Meagan & Josh

    My heart aches for you that you could not be there with the rest of your family for your beautiful Mum’s farewell service today, although, I know that you were all there in heart watching the livestream as I did filled with love and emotion as I myself was.

    Richard and I only met your Mum a couple of times but beautiful stories that were shared today by your sisters and nieces gave us the feeling of knowing her much more than we did.

    We can only imagine how you all must be feeling right now as the rest of your family gather to reminisce and share their memories but that you are all at home in Wentworth only a few short hours away but restricted from being able to join in with them.

    Rob, Kirsten Meagan & Josh you have shared so many wonderful years, moments, occasions and journeys with your Mum and Oma and you will now be comforted by those many beautiful treasured memories.

    To Diana, Rosemary, Caroline and families a beautiful emotional service with your eulogies and reflections was shared with everyone from near and far who could not be there in person with you today and for that we are all grateful.

    You all too have so many wonderful memories that you will now treasure.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time as you grieve the significant loss in all your lives.

    Linda & Richard

    1. To Dear Rob, Diana, Rosemary, Caroline & Families.
      It has been a privilege to share such a beautiful farewell service for your lovely Mum Elisabeth.
      I have fond memories of her as a great loving Mum & Special Auntie to Richard & Geoffrey.
      My love, thoughts & prayers go out to you all.

  11. Thank you for letting us share in such a beautiful tribute and remembering your Mums life. Tante Betts we will miss you, sending you all virtual hugs and kisses. Lots of love always Louise & Tante Ria xxxxxx

  12. Dear Caroline, Andrew, Bella, Charlotte and Cameron… and your family, we were so blessed to be a part of this wonderful farewell for your amazing mum, oma, …

    We thank God for her life, as we have experienced her love, care and generosity through our experiences with each one of you… and that legacy now continues to live in and through each one of you.

    We pray God’s love now embraces you as you grieve the loss, and we hope that the joyful memories you cherish (and shared so wonderfully today through your eulogy, prayers and reflections, that gave us a glimpse of this amazing woman), bring you the peace you need to carry on.

    Much love,
    Ari, Ava, Anand and Navaz… and our extended family…

  13. Wat bijzonder om deze mooie dienst van Tante Bets bij te kunnen wonen. Alle liefdevolle en persoonlijke woorden en foto’s maakten het erg bijzonder. Veel sterkte met dit verlies.

    Peter, Saskia, Thijs en Maarten van de Pasch uit Overloon

  14. The Patriarch of our family was laid to rest today. What a wonderful loving person you are Tante Betts.
    Always made time for everybody. if everyone was more like you, this world would be a much better place.
    Condolences to Rob,Diana, Rose, Caroline and the rest of the family.
    Be at peace Tante Betts.

    Love Mark & Marie Lynders

  15. Rose here, watched the beautiful service with Mum and Dad( Wiel en Agnes) sending lots of love, Thanks for the opportunity to be part of it

  16. A beautiful service for a truly wonderful and loving lady; a life well lived.
    Love from Maryann Janssen and family

  17. So incredibly beautiful , thank you so much for allowing us all to share the beautiful service . Such wonderful words by all , Sarah , Amelia, Isabella and Charlotte. A truly heartwarming memorial to an awesome Mum and Oma. Thinking of you all .
    Much love , Belinda

    1. Thanks Belinda for all your kindness and help in the last few days we had with mum too. Diana

  18. A beautiful service and tribute for a wonderful and loving person.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    Sue and Tony x

    1. Lieve Neef en nichtjes

      Wat mooi dat we bij het afscheid van tante Bets konden zijn.
      Dank jullie wel

      Martien en Annie Brakels van de Pasch

  19. Such a beautiful service. How blessed to have such a wonderful woman as your mum and Oma, How proud she will be watching you all today and always. Love to all

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