van ZOELEN, John Henry Robert (Robin)

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday 28 September, 2021.

Very much loved husband of Marcella. Adored father of Lucy, Marielle, and Annelise. Cherished brother of Lidy and Rob, Marla and Mike, Mark and Michelle, Tessa and Paul.

Respected son-in-law of Bernard Lyon and brother-in-law of Maurice and Sanchia, Clare, Jayne, Bernadette and Michael. Special uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Robin will be missed by all his family and friends.

Rest In Peace.     

Robin's family wish to thank Dr. Katie Roff, Dr. Luke Merriman, Nelson Hospital Medical Unit Doctors Hannah and Annie and the wonderful nursing staff at Nelson Hospital for their wonderful care of Robin during his long illness.

A service to celebrate Robin's life will be held at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 35 William Street, Richmond on Friday 1 October at 11am followed by private cremation.

In lieu of flowers donations to The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service.

Due to the current restrictions those wishing to attend the service are requested to please RSVP to to assist with numbers.

The service will be live-streamed - for these details please email the above address.

Messages to The van Zoelen Family C/- 41 Nile Street, Nelson 7010.


Marsden House Funeral Services N.Z.I.F.H