VAN BERKEL – Johannes Jacobus (John)

Born on April 29, 1945. Passed away December 28, 2020.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on the 28th of December 2020 aged 75 years. Loving husband of Maureen. Father of Rob, Stephen, Fiona and Greg, Michael and Tanya, Chris and Pam. Grand father to 4 loving granddaughters.


Always gentle loving and kind,

What lovely memories you leave behind,

In God’s care you rest above,

In our hearts you rest with love.



Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Traralgon Chapel 260 Princes Highway , TraralgonView Map
The Funeral of Mr John Van Berkel will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 260 Princes Highway, Traralgon on MONDAY (January 4, 2021) commencing at 2.00 pm
  1. Our love and condolences to Fiona, Rob, Chris, Michael and their families on the sad passing of John. John has been a wonderful friend and neighbour for the last 18 years. Our “Bin” days won’t be the same. Rest In Peace John. George and Annie

    Annie Jegorow December 29, 2020
  2. We send our condolences to Fiona ,Rob, Chris and Michael on the loss of your father. From your past neighbours in Mark Drive. Pam & Trevor Fletcher Annette and Graeme and families.

    Pam & Trevor Fletcher & family December 29, 2020
  3. Much love to Rob, Fiona, Michael, Chris and families. We have many happy memories of our dear friend John. RIP John with Maureen and Stevie and all family members who have left us.

    Sal Anderson December 29, 2020
  4. Our condolences to Rob, Fiona, Michael, Chris & families on the passing of John. Now at peace with Maureen. A great neighbour, friend & builder. Love from Peter, Jenny & families

    Jenny & Peter Dal Pra December 30, 2020
  5. Love and condolences on the sad passing of John

    Karen Wilkinson

    Karen Wilkinson December 30, 2020
  6. So sad to hear! Great memories of many holidays caravanning at Lakes Entrance

    David and Annete Blythman December 30, 2020
  7. As a couple Maureen and John were the loveliest people one could ever hope to meet. You will both be missed by your many friends and associates in Traralgon. Together again, may you both RIP. Our condolences to all your loving family. Shirley and Tony Richardson.

    Shirley and Tony Richardson December 30, 2020
  8. My condolences to all of John’s family , sad to hear of his passing.

    Di Makowski December 31, 2020
  9. Quietly within the shadows, John heard a whispered call and taking the hand that was offered he quietly left us all.
    Sincere condolences to Rob, Fiona, Michael and Chris and all the Van Berkel family.
    Vale John.
    Rosemary and Bob Lorenz

    Rosemary Lorenz December 31, 2020
  10. John and Maureen together again. Condolences to the Families, will be sadly missed.

    adele catharina byers December 31, 2020
  11. Our condolences to all of John’s family.
    Nice to think of Maureen and John together again .
    A great loss to his children and granddaughters and
    the whole Van Berkel family .
    Love to all
    Chris and Peter Glaubitz

    Chris Glaubitz December 31, 2020
  12. Condolences to Fiona ,Rob, Chris and Michael on the loss of your Dad, was always good to know your Dad and to have worked with a great person
    Thinking of you all from Julie and Peter Adrichem

    Peter & Julie Adrichem January 3, 2021
  13. Dear friend for many years. Condolences to all the family. Will be sadly missed.
    George and Edith Cargill

    George and Edith Cargill January 3, 2021
  14. Our condolences to Fiona, Rob, Chris, Michael and there families on the sad passing of John. RIP Love Robert and Fay Marsh

    ROBERT AND FAY Marsh January 4, 2021
  15. Rest In Peace Johns with Maureen.
    Together again.
    Condolence to all the family.
    Lynette and John

    Lynette and John van Vondel January 4, 2021
  16. It was a privilege to work with John. I will always treasure my John Denver recordings he made and the timber planter. Margaret Occupational Therapist

    Margaret Locarnini January 6, 2021
  17. Our love to Rob, Fiona, Greg, Michael, Tanya, Chris,Pam and families. We will miss John’s wicked sense of humour and all the fun he brought to family gatherings. Reunited with Maureen and little Stevie. Chook will have a cold beer waiting. Maureen & family

    Maureen Van Berkel January 7, 2021