Let the memory of Peter Alexander be with us forever
  • 33 years old
  • Born on April 20, 1977 .
  • Passed away on July 28, 2010 in Southern River, Western Australia, Australia.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peter Alexander van der Hoeven 33 years old, born on April 20, 1977 and passed away on July 28, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 2nd May 2017
Peter, I can still scream when I even consider the fact that you are not around any longer. Left some white Iceberg roses for you at your tree for Easter, and some yellow ones for your Fortieth birthday. Rest in Peace, my son. 40!! God Bless.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 19th April 2017
Happy Birthday for yesterday, my son. Not many people leave tributes here, but they do visit, to judge from the numbers, about 50 around the time of your birthday. They have not forgotten you. I visited your tree on Easter Sunday and again yesterday. Took you some lovely yellow roses. Mother.
Posted by Frankie DeRousie on 19th April 2017
Happy 40th cuz. Miss you xxx
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 15th April 2017
I went to your memorial yesterday, Peter. It is quite spooky there, alone, without your father, and now that I only have two small dogs. Rest in Peace, my son. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 15th April 2017
I went to your memorial yesterday, Peter. It is quite spooky there, alone, without your father, and now that I only have two small dogs. Rest in Peace, my son. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 13th April 2017
Happy Easter, Peter. I still cannot believe it. Nearly seven years now.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 11th March 2017
Planted a new memorial garden for you at home, Peter. The other one was getting overgrown, need to clean up. Got some lovely lavender, salvia, rose periwinkle, and petunias, all purple. Will get some pictures when it grows. http://powerpictures.crystalgraphics.com/photo/periwinkle_plant_with_green_leaves_and_blue_flowers_in_cg1p75428964c_th.jpg
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 4th March 2017
To me, you are not gone, Peter. When I talk about you, I just do not believe that I am talking about my son that I will never see again. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 4th March 2017
Thank you, Tim Sheppard for remembering my son.
Posted by Tim Sheppard on 4th March 2017
Thinking of you today mate. Not forgotten.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 24th December 2016
Happy Christmas, Peter, wherever you are. Your seventh Christmas away, and I still cannot believe you are not here. Mother.
Posted by Edelweiss DeRousie on 29th July 2016
Love you and think of you always Auntie Joanie
Posted by Tim Sheppard on 27th July 2016
6 years bro. Still miss you. Still in our thoughts. Still think of what could have been.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 27th July 2016
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. – C. S. Lewis" Still does Peter, six year later, it never ends. Mother
Posted by Frankie DeRousie on 19th April 2016
Happy Birthday Beautiful Boy. Miss you dearly. Frankie xxx
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 18th April 2016
RIP, Peter. We hold you close within our hearts And there you shall remain To walk with us throughout our lives. Until we meet again.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 31st December 2015
BUT NOTHING IS THE SAME As another year passes And New Years come and go Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same. We have to hid the heartache When someone speaks your name Sad are the hearts the love you Silent are the tears that fall. Because living without you Is the hardest part of all. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 22nd December 2015
Six Christmasses now Peter, but it still seems like yesterday. Nothing makes sense without you. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 22nd December 2015
No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, Whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, Our words, our hearts. And what they did And who they were Becomes a part of all that we are, Forever.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 17th August 2015
It is your father's eightieth birthday today, Peter. Where are you? Just remember, those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Rest in Peace, my child. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 27th July 2015
Peter, your friend sent me this message. Thought you might like it: Hi Barbara, Peter was a good friend of mine, I am the one who tattooed him. He was to me a constant friend, we spent many hours together, one on one, talking and jabbering, we talked about life, ambition, joy, and many other wonderful things. Mostly we sat and laughed for many hours, it was a time in which we allowed ourselves just to enjoy life taking the serious away. In the many hours that we spent together, sometimes 10-12 hrs at a time I will mention what stood out about Pete the most, is that he never no matter what anyone had done to him or whatever situation he was in or had been in, never once did he have anything negative to say about anyone. He was a man of his word who always held the people around him in great esteem - his name as we established one night means 'great,great'-- he would always find the positive in view and we would always laugh together about the irony of life. Before his death I skyped with him and nothing had changed, still we smiled and laughed about the same stupid things. As an inspiration, it is such that every time I think of him a smile comes over my face, heaven knows I miss him like crazy as I can only imagine you do. You must be a wonderful person, a son does not grow with the giving of so much love unless he learns it from somewhere, my guess is his love for you was his teacher as well. He always looked to the light side of life and lived a very full and happy place with everyone. He nurtured and maintained relationships with very beautiful people. He inspires me every day to be happy and to always see past the tough times to know that I'm always in a better place.
Posted by Tim Sheppard on 26th July 2015
5 years now my brother. Your boy is beautiful, but I'm sure you're watching over him, so I know that you already know that. Still miss you man. Rest easy brother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 18th May 2015
Peter, your beautiful Razz went to sleep. She had got gastric dilatation/a twisted stomach, which results in death within hours of the initial signs of "the bloat". She lasted overnight, it seems, and was up and about and walking until they took her into surgery the next day. She could not be saved. RIP, my son, RIP Raz.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 21st April 2015
Happy Birthday, Peter Mother
Posted by Jodie Deliu on 19th April 2015
Happy 38th Birthday Peter xoxo
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 28th October 2014
Four years and six months, Peter. RIP.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 9th May 2014
My fourth Mother's day without you, Peter. I have the last gift you gave me, a white vase with purple irises. The irises are no longer, of course, just like you, but I have the vase.
Posted by Frankie DeRousie on 19th April 2014
Happy Birthday Cuz xxx
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 18th April 2014
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. ~Charles M. Crowe I wish you were here, Peter, and not just in spirit. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 23rd December 2013
To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die. (Thomas Campbell). Our fourth Christmas without, Peter. Mother
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 31st October 2013
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear. Mother
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 31st October 2013
Your brother's birthday today, Peter. The fourth without you. Three of your birthdays without you. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 27th September 2013
The Dockers got into the Grand Final, Peter, but they lost. I kept thinking of you and how you used to enjoy watching the footy with your friends. Wish you were here, so many things are happening. I know you would have been the first person to get yourself an iPad. I might even have bought you one. I did for Andrew. It would have helped with your business. God Bless, Peter, RIP. Mother
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 31st August 2013
Life brings tears, smiles and memories - the tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories live on forever." Thinking of you, Peter, because you never got to meet your son. You never forgot Father's Day or Mother's Day, although I did not want you to make a thing of it. Even though your father would not remember you now, you would have rung him. I still have the last card you gave me.
Posted by Rozanne Fretz on 27th July 2013
Pete, can't believe it's been almost 3 years to the hour that I got that phone call. Miss you so much, cous. Feels like just yesterday. Love you, cous. Rest in peace xoxox
Posted by Frankie DeRousie on 27th July 2013
Hey Peter. Can't believe it's been 3 years. Miss you god son xxx Frankie
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 26th July 2013
I thought I was going to die, my heart was racing, so I kept taking my readings. How was I to know you were in trouble? We thought you were doing fine. Pity, your father accidentally pressed the button and deleted the readings before I could note the exact time; I got only the dates. Would have told us the exact time you died. God Bless. Mother
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 26th July 2013
Although we do not know the exact day or time you passed, Peter, we were there in spirit, Andrew and I. This is my blood pressure on 28 July. I am sure at the moment you passed it was highest. Systolic Diastolic Heart Rate July29 123 90 101 went back down July28 217 114 103 I wish I knew the exact time July28 147 100 147 Racing heart July28 196 103 87 July28 187 100 97 July27 166 91 85
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 26th July 2013
Although you are not here, Peter, you are always here with me in spirit and in my heart. Not a day goes by that I do not think about you. I will always remember you. Rest in Peace, my son. Mum and Dad (although he does not remember much any longer, even where we live.)
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 10th May 2013
My third Mother's Day without you, Peter. You never forgot. If you could not visit you rang. Rest in Peace,my son. Mother
Posted by Edelweiss DeRousie on 20th April 2013
Happy Birthday my beautiful nephew. You are always in my heart. Love from Auntie Joanie.
Posted by Rozanne Fretz on 19th April 2013
Happy birthday, sweet cous <3 We're all missing you. Everyone's over here for mum's afghani bday feast tonight - you would've loved it. Love you lots, cous! Xoxox
Posted by Tim Sheppard on 19th April 2013
Happy birthday brother. Still loved, still missed, still thinking that you should still be here.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 18th April 2013
Happy Birthday, Peter. Your third since you left. Rest in Peace. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 18th April 2013
REMEMBER ME To the living, I am gone To the sorrowful, I will never return To the angry, I was cheated But to the happy, I am at peace And to the faithful, I have never left I cannot speak, but I can listen I cannot be seen, but I can be heard So as you stand upon the shore Gazing at the beautiful sea, remember me As you look in awe at a mighty forest And its grand majesty, remember me
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 3rd April 2013
The third Easter since you went, Peter. It does not get any easier. I still cannot accept that I am here, and you are not. Rest in Peace, my child. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 19th March 2013
To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever.. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes.. This hole in your heart is the shape of the one you lost – No one else can fit it. Jeanette Winterson
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 20th February 2013
Your son will be two years old on the 24th, Peter. You should be here. Mother.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 25th January 2013
Where are you Peter? It's getting worse as time goes by, as I realize that you are never coming through the door again. You used to love Australia Day, and I took you to the fireworks whenever I could. I know, after you grew up, you used to go with your friends too. Your mother misses you, Peter.
Posted by Maureen Van Der Hoeven on 29th December 2012
They say "people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime". Never for a minute did I think you would be with us for a season only. But one thing I know, Peter, is the reason you came here, you made everyone’s lives a little richer, and we will miss you the rest of our lives.

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