Passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Chatswood Hospital. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bernardus, loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Debbie, Ben and Karina, and Rita and David. Loved Oma of Carl, and Carly ; Jayden, and Aleesha ; Ginney, and Troy and great Oma to Kailan, Cooper and Jonty. Messages to the van der Velden family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Rita’s life, will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 11:00 AM.