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104 comments on “Helen Postma”

  1. Incredibly moving Beautiful Service for Dearest Helen.
    Lovely Family. Fond Memories of being in your neighbourhood especially Ballet Days.
    Sending you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time.
    Fly Free with the Angels now Helen.
    Blessings, love Helen Wilkinson nee Thrum xxx

    1. Lieve “overzeese” nicht Helen
      Dankjewel dat we mochten meekijken bij jou laatste reis.
      Je was een voorbeeld voor velen.
      Aan alle familie en vrienden heel veel sterkte en kracht gewenst.
      Veel liefs je nichtje Vinca uit Nederland

  2. Sincere Condolences to Frances, Frank and the entire Postma family.
    Such a beautiful service and wonderful way to share the life of such a beautiful lady.
    Rest in peace Helen.
    Deborah, Fred and Carlyn Van Der Made.

  3. We send our love to all the Postma family . We remember your family with great affection and remembering how wonderful your family was to ex sister-in-law and family. May your dear Helen rest I peace . Yvonne and Steven Rule xx

  4. What an honour it was to be able to share in Helen’s celebration of life today. Beautiful memories of a beautiful family who will live on in everyone’s hearts forever.
    Jill Phillips

  5. Helen was a wonderful, exuberant and inclusive person. Always fun to be around. She was the lynchpin of our nursing group, always organising get togethers..
    She will be sadly missed.
    lots of love to Rob and family,
    Melissa and Peter Wilde

  6. What beautiful way to wrap up the gift of Helen’s life to us all. But of course she lives on in our hearts, an ever present light in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers and love to Rob, Frank, Frances, Michael and Astrid, Ed and Penny, and your extended families. Deeply missed. Steve and Jill McAnulty

  7. Helen is definitely now the brighest star in the galaxy smiling on us all. Fond memories from days at RACS ❤

  8. A beautiful service and celebration of a radiant and joyous life. Helen welcomed us to Parkdale with warmth and open arms, for which we will forever be grateful and feel Helens presence along the beach and with every sunset over the sea. We will dearly miss her smiling to us over the fence. Our love and strength to Rob and Helen’s family at this very sad time. Michael, Lisa, Lachlan and Xavier Kirwan xx

  9. Helen, what a beautiful life you have lead, thinking of others and bringing joy and improving peoples lives. A great example for all of us.

  10. A very beautiful service for a very beautiful soul.
    Helen your laughter and zest will always be with us.
    We will remember you with loving smiles.
    Sending strength and love to Rob and family
    Love and prayers to Frankie, Frances, Michael, Edward and families
    Kathy, Tas, Jack and Oscar xxxx

  11. A beautiful farewell to a gorgeous friend. We’re sure Helen is smiling over you today Rob, Frank & families.
    She will never be far … Helen will be in our hearts always.
    Sending love and strength to you Rob, Frank, Frances, Michael, Edward & extended family.

  12. Dear Rob and Postma family,

    Our sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you.

    Sending you all our love and thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Love, Rosalien, Sam, Arthur and Seppe

  13. Such a wonderful person and many fond memories from our younger days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  14. Perhaps, saying goodbye does not mean to let her go, maybe it is another way of holding her….
    (Afscheid nemen is niet loslaten, het is een andere manier van vasthouden)

    Liefs en sterkte voor allen.

  15. Helen was amazing, kind, thoughtful, happy and always saw the best in everyone. I believe she will continue to look after all the people she loves as she did when she was with us. Maree & Skelo. xxx

  16. Thank you Francis for those fabulous stories of Helen!
    That vivacious smile was present in each and every photo! I particularly loved the Bridget Jones bunny photo!
    Her smile is what I will picture as I think of Helen on my morning beach walks where we often saw each other!
    She was a real gem and will be missed!

  17. A connector indeed. Helen had a extraordinary generosity of spirit where you felt instantly connected.
    A beautiful soul with a fabulous smile – I could have looked at those photos all day.
    Rob and Francis it was a beautiful service service in such difficult circumstances.
    My love to all.
    Lisa Maddocks x

  18. Dear Frances ,Frank ,Rob and the Postma family, Thankyou for allowing us to join with you today. Our very deepest sympathy to you all. It was a beautiful service. Love Mary and John Meade.Cudgee, Victoria

  19. Myself, my Mum: Dawn Jones on behalf of the Jones Family all pass on our condolences to Helen’s family & friends. We will always remember her vivacious personality & beautiful smile – notwithstanding the adversity she suffered in this life, RIP.

  20. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing such a beautiful celebration of Helen’s life with us all today. Frances, Helen must be very proud from above at the strength and courage you especially showed today – your eulogy was so beautiful, thank you. My thoughts & prayers are with all the Postma family. Rest peacefully now darling Helen, fly free with the angels. Until we meet again ♥️

  21. I am thankful to have watched such a memorable service of Helen Postma on my computer. The words of Francis about her sister were well chosen and will be with me for ever. My sincere condolences to Rob and the Postma family.

  22. A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady. I had the privilege of knowing Helen through RACS and loved working with her. Helen was such a beautiful person – so full of life and zest. We had so many wonderful times and funny moments together. Will miss her dearly. With lots of love and condolences to Rob, Frank, Frances and the rest of the Postma and Barnett families. Kate Xxx

  23. I extend my deepest condolences to Rob and the Postma family. Helen was such a vibrant and caring person and will be dearly missed.
    Much love and thanks Helen, Sara (RACS).

  24. Beautiful Helen, always smiling, it was a pleasure knowing you, may you keep smiling and shining.
    Thoughts are with Rob and the Postma family xx

  25. I always remember Helen with a smile on her face. We shared many years of ballet classes and concerts.
    Wonderful tributes to the lovely person she was. Deepest sympathy to Frances and all her family and friends.

  26. We will always remember Helen with the same warmth she radiated. Much love to Rob and the Postma family today.

  27. Helen was always such a brilliant friend and mentor. Her positivity was contagious and she will be truly missed. All our thoughts and prayers are with the Postma family at this time xx

  28. A beautiful and touching service. Deepest sympathy to Rob and the Postma family. My thoughts are with you all. Gillian

  29. Dearest Helen, the pain is over now and you are at peace. My love to Rob and all your family. Soon the memories will come with smiles, not tears, for she was a woman of joy and that is how she will live in our hearts.

  30. A beautiful service for such a beautiful lady. Thoughts and prayers to both the Postma family and Robs family. Frances a wonderful recollection of Helens life and your so right we knew Helen was so giving but to read all the stories she was so much more than we knew. Hugs to you all. Xoxo

  31. A beautiful service for an incredible lady. Well done to all.
    Love to Rob and all the Postma family. It was a privilege to have known Helen and I will miss her beautiful face and friendly welcome at the beach and around Parkdale. It will never be the same.
    God has her in the palm of His hand.
    Love to all,
    Kristen & Ged Lowe

  32. Your smiling face will forever be in our minds and hearts. Memories of fun and laughter will remain , especially our frequent trips to Fiji, and of you and Robyn squealing like school girls in the ice shower at the spa. Thank you for being part of our lives, were are the better for it.
    Love always Ross and Robyn

  33. Farewell Helen,
    The times we spend in Timor Leste and West Timor, the challenging times we supported each other through, and the work we did together all remain etched in my heart.
    Love to Rob, Frank and each of Helen’s family as you find your new path.
    Andrew Koch, Hobart.

  34. RIP Beautiful lady, you will never be forgotten by those you have touched. Thank you Rob for your love, support, partnership and enhancement of Helen’s life, may your heart and the hearts of all she touched be enriched by her love forever more xoxoxo

  35. Beautiful words spoken by all today. I take comfort knowing we were all together today with our hearts connected even though we were miles apart. (The one blessing of Covid is that we have this lovely recording and all the memories, messages and photos on social media to look back on whenever we need to.) Thank you for coming into ours and Uncle Rob’s life, you are an amazing and inspirational woman. I look forward to the next celebration where we can have a real hug and not a virtual one. Love always Marni, Clayton & Cooper xoxo (and a doggie hug from Frankie as I know you would love that too!)

  36. On behalf of NEC (National Eye Center, Dili , Timor Leste) , we would like to express heartfelt deep condolence to Rob and Helen’s family and all who are touched with her demise. Let her soul rest in peace! – Dr. Marcelino and Dr. Manoj from Timor

  37. Such a beautiful service for a beautiful soul. What an amazing smile in all of those photos, and this is how I remember Helen. Always smiling, always positive. Deepest sympathies to all, Helen will be so sadly missed

  38. Dear Rob and family, and the Postma family, my condolences to you all. Helen has always been a happy and loving person, whenever l have seen her. A lot of memories growing up with the families. She is at peace now. Love Janey Bywater and family

  39. Great memories of a beautiful soul, your journey to Central Australia where we met and our trips to Melbourne with your generous hospitality and introductions to your family and my attempts to speak Dutch and our love of footy, go pies, we’d text, going to see the eagles concert in Melbourne so excited, and lucky to share a day with you on my last trip , thank you I will miss you my friend. Thank you to the family and to Rob.

  40. Mike, Astrid and all the Postma Family & Friends, a beautiful service for a a very special person. Sending our consolences and much love to you, John & Jenny

  41. Dear Rob and Frank and all the Postma family ….my loving thoughts are with you all today.
    It is hard to imagine our lives without beautiful Helen … she was a most dearly loved and cherished friend and I will miss her deeply…today there are so many happy memories and so much sadness. I will love her and remember her always …
    love Angela

  42. A beautiful service for a beautiful soul. What a pleasure to have known her and laughed with her. May all her family be blessed by the love that has surrounded her all her life and now forever.
    Viv and Phil

  43. I feel fortunate to have known Helen through our time at RACS and I remember our time together fondly. An amazing life of service and kindness – a beautiful legacy. Sincere condolences to Helen’s family.

  44. Dear Helen, you’ll always be in our prayers. It’s been a great privilege to have you as a friend and caring colleague. No doubt that these sentiments are shared by many whose lives and hearts have been touched by your warm friendship and generosity. You’ll always be remembered as a courageous and loving one. May you rest in peace…

    To Rob and Postma family, our deepest sympathy and prayers…

  45. Rest in peace Helen. Condolences to all your family and friends. Such a beautiful giving inspiring vivacious woman.

  46. Thoughts and prayers with all of Helen’s family and friends.
    She was a beautiful person who impacted many people across the world.
    Taken far too soon, may she rest in peace.

  47. So many lovely memories of corridor & kitchen chats with Helen in the basement at RACS over many, many years. A much loved and respected colleague, and friend to so many – my condolences to Rob and the Postma family.

  48. Dear Rob, Frances and family,

    My thoughts are with you all.

    I’m grateful to have known her, as her ‘surrogate’ daughter (because a Fijian thought we were mother and daughter, as we travelled on a RACS Ophthalmology Tonga trip). We regularly laughed about this memory. One of many memories I will cherish.

    Helen was an inspiration to so many.

    Love Priscilla (aka Cilly) xx

  49. My thoughts are with Helen’s family and friends. I will miss her friendship and her happy smiling face. I will always remember her.

  50. Treasured memories of my visits to you at RACS and our ‘sneaky’ coffee and cake!! Always smiling and loving life. Now a beautiful angel. love and strength to Helens family.

  51. Always smiling and so welcoming! Helen will live on in everyone’s hearts. Rest in peace Helen. We love you xxx

  52. Dearest Helen, you were always the bright smiling face and breath of fresh air in the RACS office. I so appreciated your friendship over the years, your infectious personality and your love for life, and the motherly role you played with our team. I will miss you dearly.
    Dear Rob and family, and the Postma family, my deepest condolences, thinking of you all.

  53. I have such wonderful memories of Sister Helen. She had endless kindness. My condolances and hugs to all.

  54. Dear friend of many years. Wonderful memories of fun lunches and walks on the beach. Always smiling and cheerful. Thank you Helen, honoured to have called you friend, will be sorely missed.

  55. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all today. I attended St Schols with Helen and she attended to my wife on the birth of our first daughter 29 years ago at St Vincents in Sydney… She was a beautiful and caring person.. Our deepest condolences.. The Moroney Family

  56. Sending love to Rob, Molly and the family,
    Helen was such a beautiful, uplifting and selfless woman who devoted her life and career to caring for those that needed her. She had such a positive outlook on life and loved each and everyone of her friends and family dearly. She is such an inspiring woman who will be dearly missed.
    RIP you beautiful soul

  57. Dear Rob and family & to the Postma family,

    Sincere condolences to you all. My thoughts are with you.

    A cherished friend and so many happy memories – I will miss you xx

    Love Caroline xx

  58. With you all in spirit today, Frances and all your family, as we farewell beautiful Helen. Loving thoughts and prayers.

  59. We will miss you so much couz. Watching from Paynesville, thinking of you all today. Wish we could be there with all the Postma’s and extended family. Much love to Rob and kids. Lots of love Chrissy, Carmel and the family. xxx

  60. Helen your smile and never-ending love of life, people and animals will never be forgotten. I remember our ballet days together with pleasure and our Chavoin lunches will never be the same. Love and condolences to Rob, Francis, Frank and family.

  61. My Friend

    I came across a fallen tree.
    I heard the branches whisper to me.
    Is this the tree, I used to know?
    Is this the tree, I helped to grow?
    A simple thing, so long ago.
    We talked and sang; I loved you so.
    And still do, even now as you sleep.
    I tip-toe around you, for you I will weep,
    Recalling memories so sweet.
    You and I grew together.
    Our roots run deep.
    Entangled souls of this earth,
    We were destined to meet.
    Nothing can part us.
    I am you, and you are me,
    My forever friend, you’ll be.

    Love always Helen xxxx

  62. Thinking of you all at this sad time.My memories of Helen are all positive.
    Love to you Rob and Postma family.
    The Russo’s xx

  63. My darling Helen, how my heart breaks. So many of the happiest memories we shared in your beautiful lifetime. There were no secrets between us you were truly the closet person in my life. As i battle this hideous disease as well i have an insight into your bravery, strength and humour. One of the best taken far too soon. Thank you for your lifetime friendship which i hold in the deepest part of my heart and thank you for being a part of my life. All my family would like to extend their deepest condolences to all the Postma family and to Rob and his family.
    Fly my angel
    all my love Marilyn

  64. Beautiful Helen, you are missed.

    Albert Einstein said, “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” In one word, Helen was a woman who gave.

    You gave so much in your work by nursing others for 40 years. You gave so much to your friends by nurturing those friendships with love, kindness and laughter. You gave so much to your family and partner with your ever present smile, happiness, joy, love and laughter…oh that special smile.

    As the eldest child of Josephine and Frank you were a shining light, the best daughter and big sister to Frances, Michael and Edward. Now that you have completed the circle of life, you are at last reunited with your beautiful Mum.

    My condolences and big love to the family and to Rob. ♥

  65. Helen, We shared our knowledge in our Periop Course at St V’s. We shared our home in our terrace in Petersham, Sydney. We shared an office at RACS. Thankyou for sharing your life with me. Your friendship, smile and positive attitude to life will remain with me always. A true friend is never forgotten. Together, now with your dear mother.

  66. A sad time .Thoughts are with all the family . I regrettably had not seen Helen for many years but her impact on me from babysitting me as a kid to playing at Wilson’s Prom is something I will forever be thankful for . The absolute excitement of her (and Michael) dropping into my school in London as a 10 year old will never be forgotten to me . That day is etched in my memory. It’s hard to explain the effect that visit had and I am eternally grateful for it. That smile and genuine heart will never be forgotten . Rest In Peace and thank you for all the love in my formative years .

  67. My deepest condolences to the Postma family. Helen was a lovely woman who contributed so much during her journey on this earth.
    Karen de Keyzer

  68. Helen ik heb je niet vaak ontmoet maar je bent mijn oudste nicht van de familie van mijn moeder de Schiks kant.
    Ik heb je wel gevolgd op facebook, het leven voor jou hier was veel te kort, maar wij hebben daar helaas geen invloed op.
    Ik hoop dat je goed aankomt aan de andere kant, doe al onze familie de groeten je wordt vast en zeker met open armen door ze ontvangen je was een heel mooi mens

  69. Lieve vrolijke dappere Helen, rust in vrede. We zullen je missen aan beide zijden van de wereld maar in onze gedachten zal je er altijd zijn.
    Lieve familie, alle kracht en sterkte toegewenst.
    Liefs van Rens & Marjolijn van Hal en Ali Waaijer

  70. Lieve vrolijke dappere Helen, rust in vrede. We zullen je missen aan beide zijden van de wereld maar in onze gedachten zal je er altijd zijn.
    Lieve familie, alle kracht en sterkte toegewenst.
    Liefs van Rens, Marjolijn en Ali Waaijer

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