15/05/1924 - 09/08/2017
St Pius X Catholic Church, Cnr Waterdale Road and Altona St West Heidelberg
Friday, 18 August, 2017 at 10:30 am
CASPERSZ. - Dunstan Justus Shakespeare. Passed away peacefully, Wednesday August 9, 2017. Aged 93. Dearly loved husband of Barbara (Dolly)(dec.) Much loved father of Deirdre, Marie, Ralston (dec.), Garth, Jennifer, Barbie, Gerard and Jude; father-in-law of Rick, Lyndy, Pauline (dec.), Lynn, Ron, Seni, Glynis and Dommie. Loving and one of a kind Pop to Rochelle and Andrew, Simone and Col, Jason, Chantelle and Andy, Troy (dec.), Justin, Jerome and Diane, Jane and Stephen, Jarrod, Darren and Emily, Lisa and Ben, Dani and Anthony, Bradley and Alyssa, Lauren and Ryan, Joshua, Sofie and Marcus. A very special Great Gran Pop to Tiana and Chandler, Matthew and Georgia, Isaac and Max, Zoe, Riley and Indie, Mitchell and Sienna, Ethan, Josiah, Elijah and Laelle, Jack and Maddison. Thank you Dad for your selfless work ethic and remarkable sacrifice that gave us all a better future. We are grateful you are finally home, safe in the arms of Jesus. CASPERSZ. - A funeral Mass of thanksgiving for the life of Mr Dunstan Caspersz will be held at St Pius X Catholic Church, Cnr Waterdale Rd and Altona St West Heidelberg on Friday August 18 at 10.30 a. m. and later a Committal in the Joyce Chapel at Fawkner Memorial Park 1187 Sydney Road Fawkner at 3.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Eighty Club Melb- envelopes will be available in Church.
To my cousins, and other close family members of our dearly departed Dunstan. I am sympathetic to the grief, loss, and sadness that you are all feeling at this point in time. I personally remember the times when I visited the home of Dunstan (and, now, also, departed wife Dolly), in Caulfield South, and West Heidelberg. I not only enjoyed immensely the company then of my cousin Garth, and his siblings, but also his dad (and mum). They were both like 'second-parents' to me. I regret that I wasn't able to spend more time with Dunstan (and his wife). He was a loving man, father, and grand-father. I feel sure that he is, now, in that heavenly place with Our Lord and Father God, and with his dearly departed wife, relatives, and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dunstan's whole family. Love and God's blessings. Annesley Caspersz, & Franziska Gasser, Sunbury, Victoria.
Earlier this week the world lost an incredible man, who I was lucky enough to call my Pop. He was a true gentleman, devoted to his family, completely selfless and with a heart of gold, but at the same time a little cheeky and so much fun. Rest in peace Pop. Give Nan and Dad a big hug from me, I feel like the only thing left to say is Aiyo Men, we are going to miss you! <3?
My memories of dad are truly wonderful. He was a warm, gentle, funny, genuine man who accepted me into “our” family with open arms and always treated me as one of his daughters. My latest memories of dad include dad enjoying lunch and a game of pokies at the various pubs and clubs around town. He was always so excited with the little wins and had a “c'est la vie / what to do” attitude towards the many more small losses. He seemed to carry this attitude into all aspects of his life. He was always so grateful and thankful for the smallest things. He was mean curry pork (always with Fat On) and curry crab eater and was starting to show an appreciation for wine. At every visit dad always enquired about our kids of course, but also showed a genuine interest in my side of the family. He had a pretty good memory, for his age, and could recall events regarding my brother Russell and his family. My Father, Monty Barron, used to always comment that “Dunstan struck him as one of the finest gentlemen that he had the pleasure to meet”. One of my favourite memories was our trip to Fiji. He was in his element. From dad swimming in the ocean to plucking fresh Paw paws and guavas when on his strolls around the villages to pinching Chillies from the villagers gardens to waking up to dad “whistling’ on the veranda, in his sarong at 6am in the morning, boiling hot coffee in hand… dad had a way of making you smile. Goodbye Dad, you were one of the good guys. Glynis
Dear Deirdre, Thank you for your note. Sad news no doubt but not entirely unexpected for the family. Please accept our sincere sympathies for your and the rest of the family's loss. One can't imagine what he had to sacrifice to rear eight children in a country like Sri Lanka where opportunities were at a premium and then embarking on a mission to migrate to a foreign country where his main consideration was to improve the lot of his children. Suffice to say he achieved his objective over time and was rewarded abundantly by the continued love and affection shown to him by his grateful and doting children. The MAN upstairs looked after him during his time on earth and sadly he has now departed to a better place to meet the love of his life. Vale Dunstan Justus Shakespeare Caspersz you will certainly be missed by your family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in these difficult times. Love, Dicko & Suzette.
Thank you Jude for the details. Sad to receive the news. It is indeed ‘more than sad’ to think of the loss and decline in numbers of that generation. Unfortunately, that is life which we are all subject to, being the cycle of life. please accept our sympathies, prayers and condolences. Will send the details around to the family and of course to mum. The cherished memories you all hold will continue to live on for many generations. Love and God bless. Vicki Forbes
Dear Mr Caspersz You came into our lives when my Aunty Glynis Married Uncle Gerard. I have fond memories of you from when i was little always kind, always welcoming and making our family part of yours. You have the friendliest face and heart and always asked after our family and told jokes and made us laugh. You made a huge impression on me one i will hold dear for ever you were and will forever be a beautiful soul. Thank you My sincere condolences to all of this amazing family xxxxx
RIP my beautiful Pop, the most selfless, kind hearted man I know. Finally with Nan and Uncle Ralston Simone
Hello my Dearest Cousins, I can’t tell you how sad I am at the loss of your beloved Dad, my very dear Uncle. I know it was expected and there is comfort in that he is no longer in pain, but it is such a wrench nonetheless. He was quite a special man, with a huge loving and generous heart, so patient and accepting, a wonderful simplicity of spirit – and so ready for a bit fun. That he was so loved not only by his own children but also by his daughters- and sons-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren – and so many others including me - speaks volumes. His send-off is testament to the love and esteem in which he was held. He no doubt had his faults – as your dear Mum will no doubt recount with frustration, God bless her! but she will also be the first to say that he was a good and loving man – as she said to me on more than one occasion. He is reunited now with her and dearest Rallo. He has many up there who would have welcomed him with such joy, including my own dear family. I just hope my Dad doesn’t upset our mothers by opening yet another bottle of whisky – or should that be arrack?! I think your Mum could quite happily have killed my father on those occasions! Your Mum and Dad had/have a very special place in my heart and I have so many cherished memories of them. Their love and generosity meant so much to me and I miss them hugely; some of my happiest times both as a child/youngster in SL and later in Auz were in their (your) house. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all, Cheryl xx
Farewell my dear brother, till we meet again in the company of our Lord and all our dearly departed brothers and sisters. Thank you being my loving brother over the past 86 years and the fond memories we have shared, in particular celebrating our birthdays and our Christmas get-togethers! Thank you for hosting my family in your home in South Caulfield in 1967 when we arrived in Melbourne and helping us find our own home nearby. Rest In Peace, Dear Dunstan!
Dear Dunstan – how do I fit over 40 tears into a few lines. You were more than a Father-In- Law to me. When my Dad died of cancer in 1984 you started to evolve as more of a Step-Father to me. I could talk to you about the Footy, Cricket, Racing (horses) and many other subjects. The numerous holidays we had together – playing the pokies, fishing, race meetings etc. I remember us in 1987 walking down the Gold Coast freeway at 9pm at night carrying our cans of beer back to our units (we didn’t realise the pub was 2 km’s away), and getting eaten by invisible mites on the river at Coffs Harbour – we were both in pain scratching our itches all the way back to Melbourne – escapades too numerous to mention. They are wonderful memories and I will miss you badly. But life ends and life goes on – I can see you now rejoicing with Dolly, Ralston, Grayden etc etc. Thank you for bringing your beautiful family to Australia over 50 years ago, particularly your wonderful daughter Jennifer who became my treasured wife. So long for now Buddy – until we meet again – all my love Ron.
My father-in-law, Dunstan came into my life some 40 years ago when I was invited with my “wife-to -be” Maree to meet her parents. With some apprehension, I met Dunstan who welcomed me warmly with a smile (probably giving me the once-over). This set the scene for what was to come in later years as I was accepted into the Caspersz clan – a close and loving family. I will always remember Dunstan as a generous, good natured and humble man who loved sharing with his family at any opportunity. He especially enjoyed going away on family holidays and accompanied us on many road trips both around Victoria and further afield in Queensland and Tasmania. His passion for fishing was legendary but not always successful. I remember a famous fishing trip in St Helens (Tasmania) in 2008 when he, Ron and I succeeded in catching a bounty of good-sized fish but sadly this was to become an elusive event! Dunstan was a keen sports fan and I remember many discussions around his beloved football team (Hawthorn) not to mention cricket and other sports. He always had time to discuss world events and politics to round out the discussion! Dunstan, we will miss you greatly, and I thank you for bringing your wonderful family to the shores of this country. Otherwise I would not have met my dear wife Maree, or enjoyed your friendship and that of your loving family. God bless you. Love Rick
It is not everyone who has the good fortune and privilege to live up to a ripe old age of 93.....to bring up Eight children....see them blossom into successful and talented human beings....watch them get married and blessed with Twenty Seven Grandchildren.... and top that with Seventeen Great Grandchildren. What a blessing Uncle Dunstan has been for his entire family. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family and specially to Uncle Stanmore and Aunty Melrene. We are sure that when he met Aunty Dolly,Ralston and his other Departed relatives in Heaven he would have greeted them with his favorite song "The more we are together ". HE WILL REST IN PEACE 2289 Ballard Way, Ellicott City. Maryland 21042 USA Tel: 410 718 3310 (Viber or Whatsapp) Email- email@example.com
Rest in peace dear uncle Dunstan. My childhood memories of you - you were always a jolly and happy uncle. Singing and dancing at family get togethers at granny's house with aunty Thelma at piano. Lots of love you will be missed by everyone. Jacinta and Ray. Xxx
Our sincerest condolences to the family of the beloved uncle Dunstan. may he rest in peace and continue watch over his precious family. love and best wishes Roger, Carmela, Maya and Inez
It was lovely to have met such a warm & caring gentleman who was sometimes cheeky, but always welcoming. Thank you. Our heartfelt condolences to the Caspersz family. May Gods peace be with you all at this time love from the Ross family xoxo
I will always treasure those wonderful childhood years that we spent together at 74 37th Lane Wellawatte. You always helped me when I was in trouble with your calming nature. Dunstan you were hero and will always remain my hero. I will always miss you my big brother love Stan.
I am truly saddened by your loss dear cousins, my heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. Uncle,I have good memories of your visit to England with dearest Aunty Dolly,thank you for all your help and support. Rest in Peace, Love from your God daughter Deanna, Chris, Simon and family. XX
My previous message is somewhere in 'limbo', so here goes again. My dear Uncle Dunstan was a kind, gentle man, who accepted everything in life with good humour. There are too many childhood memories to recount, but the most vivid one is seeing him on his bike, whistling wherever he went. His simple approach to life is one we could all do to adopt. I am so glad I was able to spend time with him 2 years ago in Oz with all my uncles and Aunty Melrene. It is a sad loss not only to his immediate family but to his wider family worldwide. May he rest in peace.
It is rare that I meet a person for the first time and find him so unassumingly genuine, interesting, entertaining and amusing that I wanted nothing more than to absorb more of his "essence". That's how I encountered Dunstan. I felt privileged to have met such a fine gentleman. My sincere condolences to all Dunstan's family in their loss.