19 September, 1945 – 16 September, 2021> FUNERAL DETAILS
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You were always the happy guy in the room, as someone said, there was nothing you could not achieve. It was wonderful to hear even more about your life. i remember when i wanted to get some home theatre speakers and you guided me on what to consider an which brands to consider. As you know i ended up buying the ones you suggested. Listening to them know will take on an extra special meaning for me; when i hear them i will hear your voice. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Michael Nystazos ex-Holden.
Dear Robert, Thank you for your acceptance - and for encouraging Dylan with his school work. Very grateful. It was a pleasure knowing you. My condolences to your family in Holland and here, and to Lily whose friendship I valued also. Rest in Peace. Best wishes, Teana.
Farewell Rob, a very sad day saying our Goodbyes
We will always treasure our beautiful memories we have shared with you :
Rest In Peace , with all our love
Mary & Paul🙏🙏
I just want to say Thank You!
Thank you for believing in me, for wanting to work with me and create with me. It has always been a pleasure working with you and Vince and I thank you for every opportunity you have given me.
It was always so interesting watching you prepare for recording sessions so patiently and precisely. You always worked gently and calmly and nothing was ever too much for you.
I will always remember our adventure in Malta when we entered the song contest, it was great having you and Vince in my corner being huge pillars of support.
You also gave so much of your time to event with the Maltese community and we’re definitely a very big part of a large group of creative friends.
You will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Always a true gentleman, rest easy Robert, till we meet again.
Hey Robert. I sent a video message a couple of days ago but can’t find it here so wanted to make sure my love and thoughts reached you in case something has gone wrong with the video? I want to thank you for the man that you were in my life. I want to make sure you know how much I appreciated your kindness, generosity and wisdom. I want to acknowledge your patience. You taught me so much about this and I’m still learning. :-) I don’t know ANY man who was more patient than you Rob. I thank you for the lessons in this. When you showed interest in Jack I couldn’t have thought of a more perfect match for him in all the people I know. You gave him the best years of his life. Thank you and I know he will miss you but I also know dogs are much better than us humans at living in the moment and that he will be very happy under the love and care of Vince now. I’m happy you are at peace and I’m so sorry that when I came to visit you that last time I didn’t get to tell you all this in person or to say goodbye properly. Thank you for who you were for Mum and Ricky too. ❤️ always Michelle xxx
Dear Robert, may you Rest In Peace may God keep you under his wing and guid you through eternal life. An absolute Gentleman who will truly be missed God. Bless you till we meet again.
Our sincere Condolences to Trish, Robbie, Mark and all the extended Van Den Enden Family. Good bye my Friend
Robert I just want to wish you peace and let you know that I truly appreciate all you’ve done for mum, Michelle, Brodie and myself. I thank you most for who you were for mum and for treating her with such kindness and love. I feel you were really at peace with the way you lived your life and you can’t ask for more than that. Goodbye Robert and may you rest in eternal peace. Love always Raquel.
I met Robert at Vince Pulo's studio 54, years ago. Robert was quiet humble man who will help you if he can. I will miss his warm welcoming smile. He was always glad to see his friends as we were to see him. He will surely be sorely missed. I can draw great comfort in the knowledge that he is now at peace and free of the pain suffering he endured. I will always remember him as a wonderful friend and one with whom I had many a very uplifting conversation with. Farewell my dearest friend I will always remember you. I wish peace and great comfort to all his family and loved ones. My deepest condolences to you all. R.I.P.
Dear Robert, thank you for the fond memories of whiling away the hours in Experimental Engineering at Holden, talking music, FOCUS programs and random stuff. I was always impressed by your ability to find anything instantly on your desk that was piled high with assorted papers and gadgets. My deepest sympathy to your family.
Thanks for all the lovely times we've spent with you in the last decades, in Australia, Holland, Barcelona and New York.
Always discussions, laughters about serious stuff! And... a lack of sleep when we were together with you.
Thanks for all the Facetime calls we've had with you till your final days.
You were a beautiful person, we will miss you.
Marian, partner of Robert's brother Pieter
Dear family of Robert Van Den Enden
(I worked for many years at desks nearby to Rob.) Rob was quite convincing whenever commenting on topics of the day, and had that wide cheeky grin from finding the unexpected ridiculous or humorous perspectives in the conversations. He was a clever guy, with his ideas for vehicle exhaust emissions that came just in time for Holden to use, and with his Xparts system, and with his audio studio work. Rest in peace Rob. From Marco Egging.
To our great friend Robert Van Den Enden,
Where do you start?
Whilst enduring our journey at General Motors Holden, we all met and quickly grew to respect Robert. That was going to be one of the best life experiences we could ever have hoped for. We all experienced his passions for his music and the studio, his youthful endeavours, his cars (owned, pre-owned and would like to own), his technical skills, his life experiences and his family. Oh, did I forget to mention his love of food and flavours.
Rob would tell us of the after-midnight jam sessions at the music studio (he and Vince had constructed over the years). I remember discussions about the sound absorption techniques he was using and how old equipment from the office was repurposed from the pending garbage pile to begin a new life on top of the consoles. Rob would bring in demonstrations of CD’s, or the music created for the possible Eurovision contestants, that the talented music people would create. Rob also showed many people how to get the music off their CDs or DVDs to create volumes of data for our own self enjoyment. Rob would always share his knowledge and skills to those he knew.
Rob was the go-to person if you needed to know anything technical. But if he didn’t know about it, he would have the details the next day. His passion about discovering and learning how hard, yet how simple it was to put a new headlight into an old SAAB or to fix a broken light in the dash allowed many of us to undertake such journeys. These usually ended up, us getting the advice from Rob on how to fix it. Rob would take on new fields of expertise even in the later years. Nothing was going to stop him; he was going to become a subject matter expert at everything he put his mind towards.
Rob would take us on his journeys through the Netherlands and his hometown, even to the street and house he grew up in or lived at or to the tobacco shop he was frequently sent to pick up supplies. He would recollect his old adventures in the army doing his military service (if somewhat reluctantly). He would describe his adventures traveling on his bike across townships to get to where the Formula 1 car racing was occurring.
Rob loved talking about his family, his children, grand-children, and the dogs (Brody and Jack). Rob was an old romantic, loved the different types of music genre, reading different things but most of all he loved to continue to learn. Rob was an engineer’s engineer. Something could always be improved and if it couldn’t then perhaps it should be.
Rob loved his various restaurants and was very proud when he would bring us to some cave in some arcade somewhere and we would never be disappointed. It would be a next go to restaurant until the next one he found.
But most all to our Rob, Robbie, Robert, Roberto, Bobby, Rob Never-ending, you were and will always be our friend, confidant, mate, listener, advisor, but most of all, a no BS, a truly genuine bloke. Your smiling face, funny laugh, weird sense of humour may be gone from our eyes and ears forever but will forever remain in our hearts.
Farewell our friend.
Olivera & Michael Ristovski, Vipul & Lima Singh, Scott & Cathy Patten, and the many friends you have at Holden, Hewlett Packard, and EDS
When the time comes for the final fade, and when my hands leave the console for the last time, I hope to have captured, faithfully, every nuance in every note, and that, in doing so, I’d have touched someone’s heart.
When the studio falls quiet, it will dawn, and I’ll have learned the music of silence. If I discover new sounds in silence, and if songs from above fall into my soul, it will mean I’ve understood the symphony of the stars, mute as I am.
Now the racing digits of the time-code clock have found their rest, and the stars of dawn beckon. So goodbye and thank you wise, clever, bearded, gentle friend - with an ear for beauty, and a heart of high-fidelity - Goodbye, gentle Rob.
Music written & performed by Vince Pulo, and recorded by Robert himself.
Thank you Robert for all the fun times, patience and hard work in the recording studio. RIP Robert. Our condolences to the Van Den Enden families and friends.
From Tony Chircop and Family
Firstly we would like to send our sincere condolences to you Trish , Mark, Robert and your families.
For the lost of a beautiful man, father and friend.
As we all know that in our lifetime many people come in and out of our lives some leave impression that stays with you always. That was Robert to our family as he was always willing to help when ever you needed him. We are so glad that we got to meet up with Robert early this year for a meal with my siblings at our home, as to see his face light up when he saw us all together again it was priceless. I'm sure you will be busy tinkling where your journey takes you next. Bye Robert till we meet again. Love Jane and John
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