Peter Arthur Vander Linden

Peacefully at Ballarat.

Dearly loved husband of Jacquie (dec).


To live in the hearts of those we love, is not to die.


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Funeral Notice

ServiceJanuary 13, 2022 - 2:00 pmFisken Street Buninyong , VIC Venue: Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church

A service to celebrate the life of Peter Arthur Vander Linden will take place at Ss. Peter & Paul'sCatholic Church, Fisken Street, Buninyong on THURSDAY (January 13, 2022) commencing at 2.00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Buninyong Cemetery.

  1. Mijn oprechte deelneming aan Leona ,zus van Peter ( Pierre) en Patrick ,Claudine
    Frank en Anne-Mie , zijn neven en nichten.
    Peter was een zachte , en , goedaardige
    man precies zoals zijn vader Raymond.
    Vier gebeurtenissen met Peter zijn mij steeds bijgebleven.
    1 Iedere zondagnamiddag de bijeenkomst bij de ” Wolfkes ” om 15 uur.

    2 Onze dagelijkse ritten naar de
    “Vakschool St Antonius ” in de

    3 Onze fietsreis naar de wereldstad
    Parijs in Augustus 1955 met een
    bezoek bij prachtig weer aan de
    Eifeltoren. Geen wolkje te zien , volle
    zonneschijn . Eens op de 2de
    verdieping brak een heftig onweer los.
    De bliksem sloeg in de Eifeltoren
    gevolg , geen elektriciteit meer , geen
    lift om naar beneden te komen.
    Uit eindelijk zijn wij dan langs de nood-
    trap met behulp van de brandweer
    4 De 2 dagen bij zijn laatste bezoek waar
    wij culinair ons best hebben gedaan.

    “Pierre” Peter

    Voor mij blijft ge altijd een trouwe

    E. Van Bever

    Etienne Van Bever January 13, 2022
  2. My friend for close to 60 years my family and myself will miss you rest in piece, with Jackie . Bill forster

    William Forster January 13, 2022
  3. Our sincere condolences for the passing of Peter, godfather of my wife Anne-Marie and sister of Claudine and brothers Frank and Patrick.
    We’ll always remember his charefull character when he visited his sister Leona and his brother in law Jozef (“Jef”) in Hansbeke, Belgium, after a tourist trip with Jacky in Europe or Asia.
    and when he told stories of his friends in Australia (always drinking his chocolate milk at the party..)
    Family Embo-Van Bever, Belgium

    van bever anne-marie January 13, 2022
  4. I’ve been friends with Peter for 15 years and will miss him very much. He was a frequent guest at my dinner parties in Ballarat and never failed to arrive with the most delicious bottles of red wine and plenty of interesting stories of his travels with the lovely Jacky! He couldn’t wait to be reunited with jacky again and although he has left a big hole in our lives in Australia it makes me so happy to think of him flying with the angels with his beloved by his side.

    Caroline Harry January 12, 2022
  5. Peter was a wonderful friend, kind and gentle. He always liked to do little things for me. We had so many nice times together when he came to visit every Friday. He never missed a visit, not once. A thorough gentleman.

    Doris Cox January 12, 2022
  6. Peter
    Im so glad we met you
    You are a true gentleman with a heart of gold so kind and funny
    we are going to miss you so much but you are reunited with your wife Jackie
    Forever in our hearts until we meet again ❤
    Jacinta brett tiny and Cooper xx

    Jacinta Van Doren January 12, 2022
  7. Peter was a beautiful human being, a gentle man and a gentleman.
    Our world is poorer for his passing, but so much richer for his being with us.
    It was truly a pleasure and a privilege to know him.
    We will miss him so much.
    Many many thanks to you, dear Peter, for the blessing that you were in our lives.

    Anne Hunt January 9, 2022
  8. We say goodbeye to a dear family member only few of us really knew. Our mom, aged 89, Peters older sister, affected by Alzheimer, will not realise she lost her baby brother. Only Patrick and I have vidid memories of uncle Peter and aunt Jacky. They left us for Australia on the 29th of december 1963, for a new world, a new future. Back then, there was no internet, skype, whatsapp, or gsm, but there were letters. As children, we listened to our grandmother as she read Peters letters to us. We kept in touch. In 1972 they came back to Belgium of a visit, what an event. New communication channels and the commercialisation of air traffic allowed them and us to see us more frequently. For the last 4 years we kept in touch through skype. And if covid 19 did not disturb the world so profoundly, I would have come to Australia. Anyhow, we remember “uncle Peter” as a kind person, a fine human being, who we have always appreciated. He will always be in our hearts and memories. And we, Peters family, express our gratitude to his Australian friends, who stood by him in his final moments.

    Claudine Van Bever January 9, 2022
  9. Thank you Peter for being in my life. I appreciated you very much for your kindness, humor, gentleness, trustworthiness, love and just for being you. I will miss you very much, but I know you are at peace and live in my heart.

    Kylie Fenton January 8, 2022

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