GORT Roelof

Roelof GORT

5.11.1934 - 24.1.2022

Passed into the presence of his Lord.

Sorely missed by all his loved ones:

His wife Selma (44 years)

Sons Berend, Henk, Gerald, and families.

Daughters Harriet, Wilma, Lois, and all

20 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

A real giving person.

Family and Friends are Invited to Celebrate the Life of

Roelof in the Cirrus Reflection Space, Bunurong

Memorial Park, 790 Frankston Dandenong Rd,

Dandenong South on Tuesday 8th February, 2022

commencing at 10.30am.

Following the service, Roelof will be laid to rest

within the cemetery grounds.

To watch the livestream of Roelof’s service please visit the link below.


2 Tributes

  1. Lois Middlemast
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    I will always remember you as a dad who welcomed an existing family into your own family to become one new blended family.
    You became my dad at aged 12, and from that moment, I was your daughter.
    Your faith was unwavering, and your cheerfulness lovely. I always admired your ability to make friends with anyone despite your limited English.
    Enjoy your time in heaven, we will meet with you in the not to distant future.

  2. John Huigen
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    Mr Gort was a friend of my father all the way back in Holland in the 50s. They were still friends at Dad’s death in 2002. I liked Mr Gort, who was always friendly and encouraging.

    I remember (again way back, but in the 80’s) that he used to encourage me as I led singing in the evening services, thrashing away at my guitar. He would always request ‘Because He Lives’. That memory reflects two important parts of Mt Gort’s character – he was an ‘encourager’ and a man of deep faith. He was many things beside these, of course – he had a servant heart, for example.

    One thing I particularly appreciated about him was the fact that he looked over and after Mum, after Dad died. He was always there for her if she needed practical help, would offer to do things, and then go over and above the call of duty. If you go to where Mum used to live you can still see a good example of that – a seriously over-engineered letter box, complete with a very cool spiral post!

    The world is a lesser place without Mr Gort, but better for his life, lived.

    And it’s nice to know that he’s no doubt singing ‘Because He lives’ with the angels and other saints in the heavenly realms.

    My sincere condolences to Mrs Gort and the wider family. I hope you are comforted and buoyed by your memories of him, his life and his faith.

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