BLAKE – Marijke (Maria)

Born September 7, 1949. Passed away April 10, 2022.

Passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022.  Aged 72 years.

Loving Mother of Kristen and Philip, Mother in law of Sacha.

Cherished Grandmother of Lily-Rose and James.

She was always unselfish, helpful, and kind, what beautiful memories she has left behind.

Funeral Notice

Service: Thursday April 21, 2022

Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Prayers for Marijke Blake to be held at St Mary of the Angels Basilica, Yarra Street, Geelong on THURSDAY (April 21) commencing at 11.30am, followed by a Private Cremation.

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  1. I am so sorry I will be unable to attend due to overseas travel.
    Marijke was the most friendly of people. She routinely greeted everyone when she took a lift and engaged everyone in conversation. She liked people to smarten themselves up and not to dwell on gloom and doom. She was so good at tidying up and set a good example for the juniors. We miss her beautiful face and sense of humor so much.
    Rest In Peace dear Marijke.
    Love from Sue.

    Susan BoykeApril 14 2022 11:46 pm
  2. From the Mercy to st v’s, so many years of laughs and friendship- I’ll miss you my beautiful friend. Love to her adored children Kristen and Phillip. Julie King and family.

    Julie KingApril 15 2022 7:37 am
  3. Our Deepest Sympathy to Kristen and Phillip and to all Marijke’s Brothers and sisters and
    Sister-in-laws and Brother-in-laws from your Cousin Tonny and his wife Joan and family… in Morwell…. love to you all xx

    Joan te WierikApril 15 2022 3:55 pm
  4. Beautiful Maryke, always a picture of elegance, it’s been a privilege to call her my friend . She was such a character , and we shared so many happy times together. She will be loved and missed always.
    Love to Kristen and Philip who have done her proud they way they have cared for her ,
    Rest In Peace Maryke
    Noreen and Neil xxx

    Noreen RogersApril 16 2022 11:31 am
  5. Our beautiful sister Marijke has finally found her peace. She was a huge part of our and our children’s lives with her sense of humour, intelligence, warmth and sense of style making her a delight to be around.
    We will always remember fondly the times we spent with her.
    Our deepest sympathy to Kristen, Phillip & family.
    Love you always,
    Gary, Cheryl, Michael, Elke & families xxxx

    Gary & Cheryl LintonApril 18 2022 1:59 pm
  6. Marijke,
    Bright, warm, always positive, supportive, genuine, always looking immaculate, and ever so proud of Kristen and Philip.
    We were so honoured to have you in our wedding party. We will miss you so much . Your memories will live on in Kristen and Philip. We will always be there for them.
    Mary and Ron Brandy

    Mary BrandyApril 18 2022 6:42 pm
  7. Remembering Marijke with love. Brother of Bert sister in law of Margaret. Aunt to Chris Natalie and Ben
    Sympathy to Kristen and Phil

    Margaret Te WierikApril 18 2022 8:49 pm
  8. Remembering Marijke with love. Brother of Bert sister in law of Margaret. Aunt to Chris Natalie and Ben
    Sympathy to Kristen and Phil

    Margaret Te WierikApril 18 2022 8:49 pm
  9. As a school friend of Kristen’s, I have very fond memories of Marijke. I remember her warm smile and frequent winks, in uniform setting off for work as a midwife with her beautiful blonde hair swept back in an elegant French roll and driving us around in her red Volkswagen beetle. She was always interested and welcoming, and I loved her company. Rest in peace, lovely Marijke.

    Elizabeth TigheApril 19 2022 7:23 pm
  10. Dearest Marijke,
    Remembering your laughter, warmth and kindness and especially the many lessons learned from you about attention to detail.
    Always a joyful recollection,
    Annette Blake

    Annette BlakeApril 19 2022 8:25 pm
  11. I will remember Marijke’s warm heart and unfailing good humour during my time of working with her at StV’s. Rest peacefully lovely lady.
    Carol Varenhout
    19th April 2022

    Carol VarenhoutApril 19 2022 10:10 pm
  12. Such fond memories of Marijke, always friendly and caring. Working with her was a privilege and she will be missed as a loyal friend.
    Love to Kristin and Philip.
    Rest In Peace

    Louise CrabbApril 20 2022 8:47 am
  13. My memories of my lovely cousin Marijke are filled with warmth & generosity. A wonderful person whose memories from years past, I cherish. To all her brothers & sisters & extended family, condolences to all, knowing you will be missing her greatly. My thoughts are with you all.

    Paul te WierikApril 20 2022 10:25 am
  14. To our dearest friend Maryke, you have been a part of our family since the time we met over 50 years ago. We have enjoyed so many wonderful memories and we will miss your warm, engaging company as we discussed so many world issues and laughed our way through many lunches.
    Your children Kristen and Phillip are to be commended for their care of you over this very challenging year where uncertainty reigned until you were diagnosed with your illness. May your dear soul rest in Peace.

    Maureen CoyneApril 20 2022 5:18 pm
  15. Farewell to beautiful Maryka. What happy times we shared with you in the company of our joy filled friends on so many occasions. Rest peacefully now .
    Loving sympathy to Kristen & Phillip who have lost their precious mum.
    Marlene & Brian Shanahan & family.

    Marlene ShanahanApril 20 2022 9:49 pm
  16. Marijke was one of my mother’s dearest friends. I always thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever known. I especially loved her stunning blond hair! Marijke has been a part of our family for as long as I can remember – from sharing family holidays at the snow to celebrating the birth of children and visits to our Yarra Valley home, Marijke was always a delight to have around. She was warm, cheerful and quick to focus on the positive. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in Peace. All our love to Kristen and Phillip. God bless and love Andrea and Luke Houlihan and family xx

    Andrea HoulihanApril 20 2022 10:15 pm
  17. Dearest Marijke,
    It was always a pleasure to work with such a professional colleague who’s knowledge and attention to detail was unsurpassed.
    You are very much missed from St Vincent’s Birth Suite.

    Rest In Peace beautiful Marijke.

    Anne KentApril 21 2022 8:44 am
  18. Dear Maryke,
    Fond memories of a kind, warm and jolly aunt. Always remember her saying call me Maryke not Aunty Maryke as it made her feel old!
    Love and thoughts with Kristen and Phillip
    Rest In Peace
    Chris, Kristy, Sophie and Max

    Chris teWierikApril 21 2022 9:47 am
  19. Beautiful memories of a much loved colleague. Maryke was a kind hearted and thoughtful and had a meticulous eye for detail. She was always thinking of others. She will be greatly missed. Rest easy Maryke.

    Tanya HallApril 21 2022 11:55 am
  20. Fond memories of lovely Marijke.
    Great nurse, beautiful smile and always friendly to everyone.
    Rest in Peace Marijke.
    Margaret Touhy
    April 21 16.20pm

    Margaret TouhyApril 21 2022 4:19 pm
  21. A beautiful woman who always looked immaculate and cared so much for everyone around her. An incredible midwife who taught us so much about caring for woman and being organised. A smile that lit up a room! We will miss you Marijke!
    Rest in peace
    Ween Smith

    Edwina SmithMay 12 2022 7:31 pm

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