On December 11, 2020, peacefully, surrounded by family at Diana Isaac Retirement Village, aged 93 years.
Kind and caring husband of Margaretha. Much loved father and father-in-law of Sonja and the late Jess, Michael and Megan; Rodney and Ann. Adored Opa of Ella, Rose, and Devon. Douwe was greatly loved by his family in the Netherlands, and extended family and friends in New Zealand.
A True Gentleman, a role model. Your legacy lives on Dad.
Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Douwe Akkerman, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545.
In accordance with Douwe’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.