Hendrik "Henk " Batstra

Henk passed away on Monday morning, 28th June 2021 with his son Stefan by his side.

Father to Sonya (dec) and Stefan, Opa to Chloe, Mehya and Eleanor, special friend to Vicki, Jordy and Mitch.

If we could hold you in our arms one last time, we would never let you go.

Rest now and be at peace.

You will live in our hearts forever.


In lieu of flowers, please consider an online donation to Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. B.R.I.C.C or Gandarra.

The funeral may be viewed via livestream here 


Funeral Notice

ServiceJuly 7, 2021 - 11:00 amLydiard Street North Ballarat , VIC Venue: Regent Cinema One

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Hendrik Batstra will take place at the Regent Theatre Cinema One, 49 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat on Wednesday (July 7) at 11.00 am. A private cremation will follow the service. Please feel free to bring a coffee. In lieu of flowers, please consider an online donation to Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. B.R.I.C.C or Gandarra. Please allow adequate time for COVID registration. The funeral may be viewed via livestream at www.cbnfvr.com.au/batstra

  1. A cheeky bugger, a funny bugger and and a bloody good bloke. Deepest sympathy to Stefan and family.

    Clarkey & Andrea July 6, 2021
  2. In fond memory of our founding member Henk – a straight talking, incorrigible, irreverent but lovable mate who faced his fate with dignity.
    Rest in Peace, dear friend. Our lunches will never be the same.
    The Wednesday Boys.

    The Wednesday Boys July 5, 2021
  3. A tribute to our friend Henk

    We can only celebrate the life of our uniquely, amazing, and vivacious friend, Henk Batstra.

    So many stories to tell, so many opinions, so much laughter.

    We will miss you,

    Your Buninyong friends,
    Joan, David, Anna, Michael, Niki, Alan and Howard.

    Anna Morton July 5, 2021
  4. Dear Henk, a character of cheeky wit and warmth of heart. I will miss our jousting on Sunday mornings, we innuendo laden as they were!
    My sincere condolences to all your family.

    Janet Dore July 4, 2021
  5. Henk, You were brave in your battle with the brain tumor which was a hallmark of your life. You approached life with courage, humour and determination to achieve your goals. We will miss your generosity and friendship.
    Chez & Evie

    Chez & Evie Dichiera July 3, 2021
  6. Deepest condolences to Stefan and family from John and Glenda Marios

    Glenda Marios June 30, 2021
  7. Batstra, Henk

    Brother to Luttina (Tina), Uncle to Jess, Jaimes and Scarlett.

    A life well lived.
    Will be sadly missed by all.
    Forever in our hearts.

    Luttina Russell June 30, 2021
  8. Henky an absolute legend, I loved and cherished every moment spent with you.

    You certainly marched to the beat of your own drum ❤️
    Vickeratis (Vicki)

    Vicki June 30, 2021
  9. I am so very proud to call Henk my Uncle. I was privileged to be able to spend such a lot of time with him throughout the years. Those special memories will be treasured forever and mine to keep.
    Wherever you are I hope they have coffee. Rest In Peace UH xx

    Jenni Hounsell June 30, 2021

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