Catherina van Duren



Age: 81


Summary: Dutch-born pensioner who was among one of more than 50 Australian tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while she was on an annual holiday with her longtime companion Jan Rappanage at a beachfront resort in Thailand.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1923


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Phuket, Thailand