Van de Kimmenade – Johanna Maria (Jo) (née kimmenade)

Born on January 1, 1963. Passed away September 12, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Latrobe Regional Hospital Traralgon on September 12th, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Aged 58 Years

Current partner of Eric

Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Mitch, Olivia and Rhys.

Former wife of Robert

Sister to Wilma, Yve (Dec), Maryanne and Fran.

Surrogate sister of Cassie and Donna.

A friend to many more.

Funeral Notice
Due to Current Covid restrictions the Funeral Service for Johanna (Jo) Van De Kimmenade will be by invitation only.

Johanna’s service will be live streamed on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 at 2pm.

To view the live stream, please CLICK HERE.
  1. To all of Jo’s family and colleagues, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mum, sister, friend. She was great to work with, a great boss and a good friend.

    adele Byers September 14, 2021
  2. Our deepest sympathies go out to Mitch, Olivia, Wilma, Maryanne, Fran & all the family on the loss of Jo. jo was such a vibrant person & loved life to the fullest. Rest In Peace Jo.

    Love Gil & Sis

    Sis Neilson September 15, 2021
  3. Our heartfelt condolences to Mitch, Liv and all of Jos’ family and friends. We share in your sadness at the loss of such a lovely sparkly person. We know she will be missed by all.

    Petra,Steven,Justin and Kristen September 15, 2021
  4. Wilma, Maryanne and Fran I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Jo. Hopefully Jo and Mum are making their way together. Condolences to Jo’s family. Tineke

    Tineke September 15, 2021
  5. To Mitch, Olivia and Eric. Our condolences on the passing of a warm and wonderful lady. Aunty To Riley and second mum to Sinea. Always the life of the party making people laugh. Rest in peace. Love Kevin, Sinea and Riley

    Kevin McCullagh September 17, 2021
  6. So very sorry to hear of Jo’s passing. Love and condolences to all the family

    Angela and Jeremy Northover September 17, 2021
  7. Our deepest sympathy to Wilma and Bernie, to Maryanne, Fran and families and to Jo’s family on the passing of Jo.
    Every strength to you all at this very sad time. Thank you Wilma and for allowing me to be a little part to the Kimmenade Family. Great memories.
    Hope to be with you all via live stream on Wednesday.’
    Barry and Ansje.

    Johanna Sykes September 17, 2021
  8. Deepest sympathy to Mitch and Olivia on the passing of your Mum . Condolences to all Jo’s family and friends. Many fun times fill our memories of a vibrant and strong lady – taken too soon. Rest in Peace Jo.

    Karyn Thomas

    Karyn Thomas September 18, 2021
  9. We were both saddened to learn of the passing of Jo. We recall her absolute professionalism, her skill and creativity when working with us at Work Solutions Gippsland. The impact of her work combined with Eric’s calmness and patience behind the camera made a difference to Disability Employment in Gippsland. Aside from that we will miss her friendship and her warm, engaging and witty humour.
    Our sincere condolences to Eric and Jos family – RIP

    Donna and Bob Faulkner

    Donna and Bob Faulkner September 19, 2021
  10. All my heartfelt condolences and love to Eric Mitchel Olivia Fran,Maryanne Willie Cass and all the extended ffamilies
    and kids, .They all adored Jo .RIP beautiful talented, funny, lovable, life of the party .Give my Bestie Yvie the hugest hug .
    Fly with the angels you .You wii be missed by so many.
    Rennie ,Jack and Marley 💔💔💔

    Rennie Jones September 19, 2021
  11. To a wonderful bunch of sisters. Thankyou for inviting me into a fun loving and giving group. Jo was a wonderful lady who knew how to have a good time. To all her sisters my blessing g and sadness at the loss of such a wonderful lady. She will be sadly missed

    Jan Lewis September 19, 2021
  12. Jo was a person you would never forget once you meet her.
    Her love of life and her love of her family was something to be admired.
    My sincerest condolences to all you who loved her.

    Sue Platt September 20, 2021
  13. To dearest Jo, so sad to lose a friend, so much fun my dear girl.
    Sleep peacefully.


    Bruce Dawkins September 21, 2021
  14. To Wilma and Bern mick and Phil and Fran and family’s. Thinking of you all at this very sad time of losing your gorgeous sister Jo. Lots of love to all of you . Judy, phil and Jess Darcy 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

    Judy darcy September 21, 2021
  15. Dear Joey,
    Was shocked to hear that you had departed. Fond memories growing up with you, loved you like a sister. My sympathies to your loving sisters. Rest In Peace Jo! 🥰💕
    Sue Peters (née Theissling)

    Sue Peters September 21, 2021
  16. Our deepest sympathies to all Jo’s family and friends.
    Unfortunately luck was not on our side to reconnect with you cuz, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget your beautiful smile.

    Danielle van de Kimmenade September 22, 2021
  17. Thinking of all of you today, Eric, Mitch, Olivia and all of the family….it was a blessing to know her and her kindness will be always remembered. Take care of yourselves! x

    Darryl Whitaker and Karen Whitaker-Taylor September 22, 2021
  18. A tribute to my beautiful Aunty Jo. You played many roles throughout my life.

    The babysitter when I was young. (I know you liked pretending I was yours)

    The cool and fun aunty when I was a teenager (well that never changed to be honest)

    The inspirational aunty when I was a young adult.

    The Mum 2.0 aunty when I lost mum… you have no idea how much this meant the world to me.
    I could call you day or night and you were there for me always, to talk, to listen, to laugh, play pool games or watch MAFS together – for this I am eternally grateful as I couldn’t have gotten through this time without you.

    Oma Jo when Mase was born.

    And over the years you have become more than an aunty, more than an adopted mum, you were a true friend to me and I am going to miss you so terribly much.

    I take solace in the fact that you and mum are together again and Oma and Opa have another girl home.

    The light in my world has gotten a little more dimmer but the stars in the sky will shine even brighter. Love you Aunty Jo xxx

    Janelle Platt September 22, 2021
  19. Jo was a person of such great heart. We will really miss her and her story-telling at family gatherings. So sad for you all – Eric, Mitch, Liv, Will, Mick, Fran and families.
    Kathie and Adrian

    Kathie and Adrian Payne September 22, 2021
  20. Eric, my thoughts are with you, Family and friends the world over for the passing of Johanna. Far too young and far too soon…..Please take some comfort from the love, happiness and memories that you shared and some solace from the fact of an end to Johanna’s recent suffering and pain.
    As Elizabeth Frye so eloquently wrote:

    ‘Please do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond that glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die!

    Be well my great Mate and take strength from Johanna’s spirit, love and presence!
    Cheers, Alex

    Alexander Tolias September 22, 2021
  21. Jo’s spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
    Our deepest condolences to Wilma, Maryanne, Fran & all Jo’s family & friends.
    Angela & Richard

    Angela Quittner September 22, 2021
  22. Dearest Jo,
    You were so loving and giving to your family and friends
    You lived and loved life so much.
    So many fun times with you our many trips 0/seas, so much fun to travel with.
    So much Joy just to hear your gorgeous, throaty laugh, Jo.
    You fought so hard to stay, Jo I admired your spirit, your joy, your laugh, your sense of fun, everything about you.
    Deepest sympathy to your love, Eric and Willie And Bernie,Maryanne and Phil and Fran.
    Liv and Mitch.
    Heather and Bradley

    Heather Sneddon September 22, 2021
  23. Wishing you strength & comfort through this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the family & friends.
    Solange & Raphael Bontemps
    (Hayley’s Parents-in-law)

    Solange Bontemps September 22, 2021
  24. My thoughts go out to all of the people who have lost such an amazing person from their lives. Jo had a way of making you feel like the most important person in the world. She was always warm and welcoming and unashamedly herself. Jo, I will miss our fireside waffles where we solve the mysteries of the world only to forget them by morning. Have fun on your next adventure.

    Geoff Martin September 22, 2021
  25. Such a fun loving and lively girl. Always the life of the party and up for a laugh. But always very professional and exceptionally skilled. Taken far to soon and will be missed and remembered by many. Condolences to Eric and Jo’s family.

    Ric Walker & Julie Landon September 22, 2021
  26. Dear Eric, Liv and Mitch, Wil, Fran, Maryanne and extended Kimmenade families

    A beautiful tribute and farewell for Jo

    I will remember her as a truly wonderful friend and will miss her dearly.

    Love Mimi xxx


    Mimi Perak September 22, 2021
  27. Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    We used to laugh a lot, oh don’t you?
    Remember the days of the old schoolyard
    When we had imaginings and we had
    All kinds of things and we laughed
    And needed fun, yes, I do
    Oh and I remember you.
    Condolences to Jo’s children, family and friends. RIP Jo. Treasured memories of our St Mick days. Karen Zaffina (Papenburg)

    Karen Zaffina September 22, 2021
  28. Love to Mitch, Liv and Eric. Jo was an amazing force of nature and always a pleasure to catch up with over the last 40 years. She will always be missed!

    Anton Fullerton September 28, 2021
  29. Deepest sympathy on the loss of a beautiful soul. Love to Wilma, Maryanne and Fran xx
    The Grist Family

    Leanne Platt December 16, 2021