Anne Dorothee (Topsy)
Saturday, 28 September 1935
Friday, 24 March 2023
Suddenly at home on Saturday 25th of March after a short illness aged 87.
Beloved Wife of Nic*.
Dearly Loved mother and mother-in-law of Marten, (Waikanae) Anneke and AJ, and Derek Campbell (Brisbane).
Adored Oma of Matt and Estee (Sydney), Brogan, Devon, and Max (Auckland).
Loved only daughter of P.E.M. Teenstra* and Agatha Damste* (Netherlands). Loved sister-in-law of Jan* and Rie (Netherlands) and Tante Tops of Hans, Ron, Marcel, and their families. (Netherlands).
Human Mum of Milo, and a good friend to many.
A service to celebrate Topsy's life will be held on Thursday 30th of March at the Southland Crematorium, commencing at 1.30 pm.
Messages to 69 Bond Street, Invercargill, 9810
Please find a link to the livestream below
Anneke, I’m sorry I didn’t get to your mum’s funeral and final journey. I’ve watched the livestream and you are such a strong lady, just like Topsy and she will have been proud. Topsy will be sincerely missed, with her sometimes impromptu visit to the dog club grounds. May she rest in peace with Nic and their doggies who have gone before them.
Deepest sympathy to you all.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
I met Tops when I was Vet Nursing in Dunedin, and she was part of a group that had bought Ian Billinghurst the vet who promotes raw feeding over to Invercargill - maybe 17 years ago now. I had planned to travel down and asked Tops about places to stay. Tops and Nic immediately said "Come stay with us" and I've never ever forgotten.
dear marten and family...
please accept our condolences....i have very fond memories of topsy and her support to nic in the chef circles....such kind, caring and respectful people.
.....in caring sympathy,
(formerly of the kelvin hotel)
Gordon and Fia McKenzie Dunedin
All our love and hugs to Tops family, she and I met way back in the '70's when we were both tied up in German Shepherd breeding and showing. She was the most knowledgeable friend and translator of the German pedigrees in those days.
We all loved going to her home on Moulsen St for dog club meetings, staying for having supper when Nice always bought home a delicious cake from the kitchens at the Grand Hotel. Lovely memories xxx.
Jane and Ken Mackenzie ex Invercargill and now Boyne Island Qld Australia
To the Kooij family,
Our sincere condolences to a dearly loved wife and partner of Nic, and mother and mother-in-law of Marten, Anneke and AJ, and Derek, and grandmother of Matt and Estee, Brogan, Devon, and Max. Some great memories to treasure for everyone over the years which will never be forgotten. Tops was always very supportive and caring for her friends, family, and the "adopted family" of numerous chefs, chef trainees, and hotel staff over the years, offering advice, wisdom and support, wit, and someone you could always have a chat with, and our thoughts are with you all at this time. Love
Paul, Debbie and Brie Casson
or love and thoughts go out to you all at this sad time.
we are so sad to have lost a precious friend and will Miss Topsy so much. A huge hole has been left in our hearts. Topsy and I have walked for miles over the years with our dogs. Special times and great memories. thinking of you all at this times. love always Jenny & Bruce Miller
Jenny & Bruce Miller