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Peter Andreas Beck

February 25, 2023

On Saturday, February 25, 2023, peacefully at Te Nikau Hospital Greymouth, aged 88 years.  Loved brother of Rob, Marcoen, Paul, Carla, Loes and Monica and a much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  Loved dear friend of Paul and Glenys and a favourite lap for Fluffy the cat.  Will be sadly missed by his family and friends in New Zealand and the Netherlands.  Messages may be left on Peter’s tribute page at  A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Seaview Terrace, Hokitika, on Tuesday, February 28, commencing at 1.00pm.  Following the service Peter will be laid to rest in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Shona Marshall

    Sorry to hear of Peters passing got to know him when he was at Rentons. Condolences to his family.

  2. Kelly Kyle

    I will always remember your dance moves and singing at the filing cabinets while we worked together at Rentons. RIP Peter.

  3. Myriam Cammeraat

    Our fond memories of good times, laughter, pranks, discussion & prayers will be with us for many years to come.
    It is a joy to know Peter that we will see you again & once again enjoy your fellowship.
    Love from Lida, Myriam & Jan

  4. Leanne DIEDRICHS

    Dear Pete, saddened to hear of your passing, you were a great friend to Mum, a true gentleman, may you RIP x

  5. Peter & Sherryn Nuy

    Peter was a gentleman. He was kind and very caring and he had a great sense of humour! We were blessed to have known him. Much loved by all his family in the Netherlands. He will be missed. RIP

  6. anskremer

    will be remember him as the House bar man at THc in franzjosef rest in peacePeter .


    • Kristene

      And don’t forget to mention the pranks you two got up too in the early hours. You were a couple of crazies sometimes. Lol. Ever the michief maker was Peter. Great memories of those days in Franz Josef.

  7. Wayne John Thompson

    A true gentleman with a dry sense of humour, Remember him well from his days at Rentons.

  8. Jennifer Leila Guilder

    Very fond memories of taking my grandchildren to visit Peter when they were younger. Mostly it was at their request as they enjoyed the visits so much. In later years we had computers in common and always the love of all things Dutch even though I’m a Kiwi. Peter often gave me a Dutch present at Christmas which was delightful and I treasure them. You are a great loss to so many Peter, but we’ll meet again in glory.

  9. Shaun & Stacey Ryan

    A friend will be sadly missed may you hop on to any aircraft wing and glide you to wherever you want to go. R I P MY FRIEND.

  10. Jess Schouten

    Aww Pete I have sooo many memories between staying with u in franz Josef and visiting u lots in Hoki, Our kids loved seeing you, you will always hold a very special place in my heart ❤️ We’ll miss you lots, fly high Pete

    Lots of love Jess, Trav, Carlos n Logan

    • Paula Nuij

      Mijn lieve “oompie” ….geen kaarten en brieven meer, niet meer elke 14 dagen skypen, niet meer samen lachen om je grappen.
      Máár….Dank voor de mooie herinneringen die je mij gegeven hebt.

      Ik ga je missen!

      Je nichtje

    • Kristene

      Yep…remember out walks up hills in Franz Josef? Even the dog found them tiring.

  11. Lyndsay Key

    Fond memories of Peter at Franz THC…RIP Lyndsay & the Green family send condolences to your family

  12. Ellen Nuij (nice of Peter)

    Peter was mijn ‘Oompie’ zoals hij zichzelf noemde. Altijd up-to-date met wat er in wereld gebeurde en wat er met Ajax gebeurde. Zo’n ontzettend lieve man. We hopen dat hij nu rust heeft en blijven hem als ‘oompie’ herinneren. Liefs, Meindert en Ellen

  13. Mike and Susan Yates

    Peter always went the extra mile to be helpful. He brought his sense of humour into all situations.
    A real gentleman and a loyal friend.
    “If any man believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live”
    Until that resurrection day mate..

  14. Baukje Sijl

    Peter en ik leerden elkaar kennen omstreeks 1954 bij de haven van Huizen, waar we beiden woonden.
    k denk met liefde, vriendschap en genegenheid aan hem – ik zal z’n e-mails missen.. Baukje Sijl

  15. Kitty van Bekkum

    Peter we were very fortunate to have met you in New Zealand when traveling the South Island and the bond that our kiwi home gave us. Checking up on each other once in a while! The same humor as my grandmother; cheeky jokes and giggle 😉 Rest In Peace… love Kitty , Robin and Finn & Jan and Marij

  16. Gary Sinclair

    So sad worked with Peter at Rentons a great sense of humour RIP

  17. Glenys and Paul

    In memory of our dear friend. Thankyou for all the good times we shared. Rest in Peace Pete,


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