Bissett-Johnson, Janice (McBride)

 Janice Bissett-Johnson (McBride)

15.04.1938 ~ 18.08.2022

Passed away peacefully on 18th August, 2022.

Mother to Kate and Matt, Grandmother to Luca and dear friend to many.


The Funeral Service for Janice Bissett-Johnson

will be held in the Federation Chapel, Lilydale Memorial Park,

128 Victoria Rd Lilydale on Tuesday, 30th August 2022 commencing at 1.45pm.

Janice’s Service will be live streamed –

Please click on the link below to view

Following the service, you are warmly invited for refreshments in the Candle Bark Room.

Private Cremation

14 Tributes

  1. Donna Mirabella
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    So sad to hear about dear Jan. A beautiful talented soul. I have many wonderful memories of us singing together on Sundays at church and lovely nights up at wonga park choosing music. We always had a great time and much fun. Deepest sympathy to Katherine and Matthew from Donna

    • Kate Bissett-Johnson
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      Thankyou for your kind words Donna and all that wonderful time singing with Jan, love Kate

  2. Thelma Asbury
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    What a beautiful, kind, caring and talented woman. Like Donna Mirabella, I enjoyed many hours of music and conversation with Jan over the last almost 50 years. Rest In Peace Jan. Love and condolences to Kate, Matt and family. 🎼🎶🎶💐💐💐

    • Kate Bissett-Johnson
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      Thankyou for your kind words Thelma, just remeber all that wonderful time spent together through music, love Kate

  3. Jobst Liebrecht
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    We are very sad to hear about Janice passing away. Five years ago we – my wife Carola ( also artist ), my son Rafael and me ( both musicians ) had a wonderful sunny winter day with her and her friend Dindy at her beautiful home on the hill talking, laughing and eating wonderful chocolate cake. This could have gone forever… Our deep condolences, sent here from Berlin, go to the family – Rest in peace. Jobst, Carola, Rafael

    • Kate Bissett-Johnson
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      Jobst , Carola and Rafael, thanks for your kind words, regards Kate

  4. Pam McQueen
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    We will all miss our talented teacher, mentor and special friend Jan.
    She was multi – talented and inspirational. And we had some great adventures together
    Particularly those girls who went on overseas trips with her
    We send our sincere condolences to her family
    Much love and very fond memories
    Her Wednesday Art Group

    • Kate Bissett-Johnson
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      So much fun spent with the Wednesday art group, Jan adored all those sessions with you, love Kate

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    Dearest Niecy,
    I wish I could have been with you today but sadly I’m unable to travel The tributes were beautiful and richly deserved We will meet again over the rainbow.
    How proud your mother would have been of you Kate for organising such a beautiful celebration of her life. God love you darling.
    Your mother was very proud of you also Matthew and continually updated me with your successful career. Keep believing in yourself and remember that Mum will always be close by.
    Love ELAINE

    • Kate Bissett-Johnson
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      Dear Elaine, thankyou for your support, I am sure Jan was helping me make the celebration so beautiful, love Kate

  6. David Bissett-Powell
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    Dear Kate,

    I will always have fond memories of your mother and your father as I managed to spend a little time with both over the years when I was in Australia. Jan was always so full of life and back in 2011 Mo and I were in Australia and spent a fabulous day with her. I’m sorry for your loss but she leaves an indelible mark on the world with her art and her passions. So long as we remember Jan then she hasn’t really gone.

    All our love,
    David and Mo Bissett-Powell

  7. Kate Bissett-Johnson
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    Hi David and Mo, thankyou for your kind words and sharing your fond memories of Jan and Ian. Yes her creative spirit lives on in her artwork and in her students, regards Kate

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    Dear Kate and Matt,
    My thoughts are with you. I first met Janice in the mid-70s, and over the years spent many hours at your family home and other social and theatrical events where your mum shared her creative talents, sincerity and warm friendship. Her engaging spirit and genuine interest in those around her made us feel welcome and part of the fun – and we always left inspired.
    With love and respect and admiration, Bronwyn xx

  9. Trevor Stasey
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    Dear Kate and Matt,
    I am deeply saddened to learn , only tonight, of Jan’s passing. She was always so youthful and would seemingly live forever. Gentle, spirited, kind, enthusiastic and energetic. A prolific artist and keen musician. I have fond memories of the many rehearsal nights at your rambling home on the hill and the many gigs we played together. She rekindled my love of music and introduced me to many wonderful musicians for which I am very grateful. Jan was a beautiful spirit and dear friend. I will always remember her with great fondness.

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