DOUMA – Pieter

Born on July 23, 1937. Passed away October 15, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at LRH Traralgon on October 15th 2020, aged 83 years.

Dearly loved and loving husband of Johanna (Joan) 57 years.

Much loved father and father in law of Ray and Nancy, Fiona, and Paul (dec).

Adored Pake to Brendan and Tori, Lauren and Ben, Renee and Tianah.


We will miss you so much Pake. From the minties that you left for us on your bedside table to the amazing croquettes. We love you and will always cherish those memories, Brendan


To our licorice loving Pake, you are now at peace with all our other loved ones up in heaven. We love you and miss you already, Lauren


Thanks for being a great Grandpa Pake. I will miss you and love you always, Renee


I will miss your love and laughter, Rest in Peace, love from your favorite daughter in law, Nancy


To my Pake, I will always hold you close to my heart, thank you for all the lovely memories. I will cherish them forever. I’ll miss you always, love Tianah



Dad, to say I’m going to miss you is an understatement. Our funny times will be remembered fondly. Through life’s highs and lows, you have always been there, which I appreciate and always told you and Mum. The last few years, I had to be there more than ever to look after both you and Mum. You always thanked me and told me how much you loved Tianah and I for doing so. Right now I cannot comprehend missing you yet, but I will forever love our beautiful memories and hold them so close to my heart always. ‘No icecream today Darling’ Love you, your last words to me. Love you Dad-always,  Fiona


Dad, I was fortunate to have so much time with you. I will treasure all the memories and they will stay with me forever. I love you and will miss you, Ray

Funeral Notice
St Andrews Presbyerian Church Fowler street , MoeView Map
Due to Covid19 restrictions the funeral service for
Pieter Douma is a private service by invitation only.

A service to celebrate Pieter’s life will be live streamed on Thursday October 22nd, 2020 at 1.30pm

To View the live stream, click here.
  1. My big brother. That is what you were to me. My far away brother and yet so close. You have always been so nice to me. We sure had that wonderful brother/sister feeling. I will miss our frequent phone calls. I can still here your voice saying I will call you in a few days ……….
    Rest In Peace Pete.

    Rina van Steenhuijsen-Douma October 19, 2020
  2. The loss of Piet can be felt in the distant Netherlands. We will miss the pleasant conversations we had with Piet via Skype and Facetime. Recently, Piet and Rina called almost daily. The language that Piet and Rina spoke was always Frisian. Often that I also spoke with Piet. He was always cheerful. I will miss him.

    Hans van Steenhuijsen October 19, 2020
  3. Dear Pieter the times we spent together were always good times and I will always remember you for your kindness and acceptance of me
    Ron Martini

    Ron Martini October 19, 2020
  4. Dear Pieter
    The times we spent together were always good times thank you for your acceptance of me I will miss you
    RIP Pake
    Ron Martini

    Ron Martini October 19, 2020
  5. Dear Ray, Nancy, Fiona and all the kids. I have a life time of wonderful memories that I will cherish. Such an honour to have known Pieter. It’s times like these that prompts me to reflect back on many times with the Douma’s. Such a wonderful and supportive family. Love to you all in this sad time
    Rodney and family

    Rodney Burgess October 21, 2020
  6. Dear Uncle Piet. You always made us feel so welcome and part of the Aussie Dutch branch of the family. I’ll never forget your kindness, sense of humour and the pride you had in your family.
    Rest easy now after life’s long adventure.
    From your nephew Jan Erik, Rachael, Marnix & Xander Fois

    Rachael fois October 21, 2020
  7. Thank you Pieter for loving our daughter like your own, we will miss you dearly. Rest In Peace.
    Lots of love, from Horst and Traude.

    Horst and Traude Fischer October 22, 2020
  8. For some reason I decided to look up Peter and Joan to send them a Christmas card this year. I was so sad to learn of Peter‘s passing not very long ago. I met Peter and Joan while cycling through Australia in 1997 and ended up staying with them after meeting them at a café. They were so warm and welcoming and when Peter and I learned we were both From Friesland and that my great aunt was his school teacher, the bond was sealed. May you all find peace and comfort knowing he lived well. Laughter was truly his medicine.

    Ingrid Tenkate December 13, 2020
  9. Dear Ray, Nancy, Fiona and all the kids, our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father, we only just came to know about this and wish to pass on our thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Familie van der Kaap

    Klaaske van der Kaap December 21, 2020