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Born November 17, 1942
Died June 10, 2008


Jilly lived a forfilled life. She was a loved mother and grandmother of 17. She leaves her life long partner Bob to whom she was married for 30 years. She was sadly taken from us after losing her battle with cancer.

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Jilly Ruth Joans

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Jilly was fastastic person. She was a positive person and aimed to inspire others. She was well known for her giving to the community having volunteered with St Vinnes for the past 10 years and assisting the Royal Childrens hospital with fund raising.

Jill was born into a family of 6 and the country town of Deni. She was the oldest of the children and assisted her father raising them following her mothers death when she was 12 years old.

Jilly met big bad billy at the local footy club where she played netball. Jilly was a dominant netballer in her time and captained her team to 2 premierships in 1960 & 1963.

Jill and Bill married eachother in 1965 and two years later had their first of 3 children. Jill raised 3 terriffic children but sadly lost her some in a car accident when he was 20. Shortly after was when Jill discovered she had cancer.

Since this time she has determinedly fought the cancer while not putting her life, nor family on hold. She was inspirational and has left a positive living memory on all those she's encountered in her time.


17 November, 1942: Born

Partner Jason & Jenny welcomed their first born to the world

22 February, 1947: Started School

Began at St Michaels

11 November, 1959: Finished School

Got really good marks.

25 November, 1959: First Job

Jill started her first job with big business supermarket in the main town

02 May, 1961: Meet Husband

Jill meet her future husband at the local football club.

13 June, 1965: Wedding

Wedding at main church

17 October, 1967: First Child

Jill's first child Benny is born