Johanna Katarina Van der Poel (Jo)

06 Jul 1931 - 23 Apr 2021

Johanna Katarina Van der Poel (Jo)

06 Jul 1931 - 23 Apr 2021

Van der Poel, Johanna Katarina:

Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, 23 April 2021 aged 89. Dearly loved wife of the late Koos (Jim). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Mary & Henry Papuni, Jacky & Raymond Kopu, Hugo & Maria, John & Noeline, Mark & Nicky, and Diana & Paul Sousa. Loving Oma of Logan, Brent; Khord, Paxx; Abby, Johanna, Megan; Jake, Holly, Emma; Thys, Trent, Bianca; Kate, Adam; and her 5 great grandchildren. 

In preference to flowers donations to the Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

Messages to the Van der Poel Family may be left Jo’s tribute page at

Requiem Mass for Jo will be celebrated at St Martin’s Catholic Church, 6328 South Road, Pungarehu, on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 11am. Rosary will be prayed in the church on Tuesday evening at 6pm. R.I.P


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just to let you know that you're in our thoughts, now and in the days to come. Will remember her happy smiley face.

Kindest regards from Margaret Goodwin and family

Clare & Phil Hathaway ( 29 Apr 2021 )

Thinking of you all on the sad loss of your Mum and Oma. Such a lovely lady who will have given you so many reasons to smile when you retell the stories. KInd regards, Janet and Stephen Fleming and family

Janet Fleming ( 28 Apr 2021 )

Very sad to hear the passing of our dear special Tante Jo who always welcomed us with a smile. Lots of great memories of special family times together over the years.
Our consoloncses to all my cousins and our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Love from Tony, Deborah (van der Poel) Aiden, Karina & Alysha Marcucci xxxxx

DEBORAH MARCUCCI ( 27 Apr 2021 )

To Mark, Nicky, Thys, Trent and Bianca. So sorry to see your much loved mother and oma passed away. Mothers are very special and we're sure you've all got lots of wonderful memories. May she rest peacefully. Love the Furness Family.

MICHELE FURNESS ( 27 Apr 2021 )

Sending my deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time, fond memories of your Mum as an exhuberant women always happy and full of life. Rest now in peace lovely lady ❤

Gillian Dravitzki ( 27 Apr 2021 )

Deepest sympathy to all the Van der Poel family on the loss of your dearest Mum & Oma may she rest in peace, Kindest regards Emmett & Marg Fleming

margaret fleming ( 27 Apr 2021 )

I have very fond memories of Jo and am so sorry to hear of her recent passing. Sending my deepest sympathy and love to the Vander Poel family 💕.
Rest Peacefully Jo ♥️
Love Daralyn

Daralyn Read ( 27 Apr 2021 )

lieve familie ,allemaal gecondoleert met de dood van jullie moeder. ONZE JO
We zullen haar allemaal heel erg missen.maar zijn blij dat we haar velen malen hebben bezocht in de 20 keren dat wij in New.Zealand waren.
ik zorgde altijd dat we zo ongeveer om 17uur bij haar waren voor de happy hour.
Ze schilden dan wat aardappelen erbij, en konden we alles weer een beetje bijpraten.
We hebben heel veel mooie herinneringen aan deze mooie tijd,maar helaas is dat nu voorbij, Elly en Ik wensen jullie heel veel sterkte om dit grote verdriet te verwerken.
we zullen veel aan haar denken.
Groeten uit Holland van Elly en Piet.

Elly en Piet van der Poel ( 26 Apr 2021 )

Condolences to the Van der Poel whanau .It was a honour to know Jo. She was such a great good sort. Kindest regards from Greg Lykles and Whanau.

Greg Lykles ( 26 Apr 2021 )

To dear Jo, Rich, Izzy, Hunter and all the van der Poel family - I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful Oma. Please know my thoughts are with you all and I'm sending you strength and love from across the oceans. Love Tess xxx

Tess Brophy ( 26 Apr 2021 )

Tante Jo's ever present humour will be sadly missed

Aroha nui

Allen, Martha, Alana, Alex and Falcon

Allen Juffermans ( 26 Apr 2021 )

Thinking of you all in your time of sad loss.Allan snr and children Christine,Brian,Kathleen and Allan jnr.

Allan Jackson ( 26 Apr 2021 )

⁣⁣In loving memory of "tante Jo" we would like to offer our condolences and wish all children, grandchildren and family strenght in this sad time.

Robbert en Ingeborg Slim ( 26 Apr 2021 )