BESSELINK – John William

Born on May 27, 1962. Passed away July 13, 2019.

27th May 1962 – 13th July 2019
Passed away peacefully.
Dearly loved husband of Valerie.
Devoted father of Jack and Grace.
A true hero isn’t
measured by the
size of his strength,
but by the strength
of his heart
Rest now “Old Man River”

Dearly loved youngest son
of Betsie and Bill (dec)
and stepson of Gordon.
Loved brother of Bernie and Michael.
Loved Brother In-law of Rhonda.
Dear friend of Ada.

Fond Uncle to his niece and nephews.
A kind and gentle man
Who will be sadly missed

Funeral Notice
St. Michaels Catholic Church Church Street, Traralgon View Map
Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul
of Mr. John William Besselink
will be offered at St Michaels
Catholic Church, Church Street
Traralgon on THURSDAY (July 18, 2019)
at 1.30 pm.
At the conclusion of Mass the Funeral
will leave for the Traralgon Cemetery,
Gippsland Memorial Park.
Rosary will be recited in the above
church prior to Mass at 1.00pm
In lieu of flowers, donations to LRH
for support of patients with liver
disease would be appreciated,
envelopes available at the Church.
  1. Betsie,
    We heard of the death of John, and wish you and your familie all strength in these sad days.

    We send you an postcard but we forget to write down our names.

    Though you’re far away, we think of you all.

    Theo and Patricia, Dorus and Annemijn

    Theo wanders July 17, 2019
  2. I am so sad to have just heard of John’s passing.
    I worked with John for a number of years in Engineering.
    He was such a character! One of those genuinely caring people that you thoroughly enjoy working with.
    I have fond memories of him talking with such joy about his wife and children; of lying in the paddock with the cows; making things for the house, and bringing in jewellery that he had handmade to show me.
    He was one of the inspirations for me to learn silversmithing, and I was looking forward to making contact with him again to share that journey.
    John, you will never be forgotten.
    RIP my friend.

    Kelly October 7, 2020