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31 May 1935 ~ 12 June 2022

A faithful Daughter of Charity for 60 years.

Loved by her Community, Family and Friends.


Beloved daughter of Thomas and Martha;

and sister of Beryl and Jack, Norma and Ted,

Howard, and John and Aileen (all deceased).


Adored aunt of

Matthew (deceased), Philip and Bernadette, Maria and Michael,

Damian and Kim, Roseanne and Fred;

Noelene and Geoff, Gabrielle and Ian (deceased),

Christopher and Janice;

Aaron, Craig, and Fiona and Mark.


“Sisters, … we are milestones.

All have the right to lay their burden upon us

without our having the right to complain about it.”

Rosalie Rendu


Sr Jane’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated entirely in

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 22 Strathmore Terrace, Brighton

on WEDNESDAY June 22, 2022 commencing at 1:30 p.m.


The Mass will also be available by livestream.

Please use the link provided above.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

would be appreciated.

To make a memorial donation, please download the form above.

Your Personal Message of Remembrance

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Message Board

Kathy and Val -

We will miss our dear Sister Jane and will miss our phone conversations Such a lovely giving lady who supported our Val and Kathy’s Crafty kitchen in Roebourne and the community Love from all ??

Elle Lawrance -

My Dear Aunty Jane, you’ve always held such a special place in my heart, and I’ve admired the path you chose for your life. You’ve shown such strength in your convictions and always knew that you were where you were called to be. I used to enjoy our visits so much, you were always so easy to talk to, to me you were a true ‘realist’. You loved your family honestly and without judgement. Thanks for being you, you will always have a special piece of my heart. Love you forever and always. Elle x

Greg & Deb Whitehead -

What a privilege to have been able to work alongside this amazing woman of Charity. No matter where we moved she maintained contact and visits with our family. God Bless you Sr Jane. I will miss our facebook catchup. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Maurice Shinnick -

My prayers of gratitude for a most dedicated Daughter of Charity who live in humble service of the poor and needy and who saw their dignity and honoured it. When my sister Veronica was dying Jane visited her every day for the last two weeks her life, sharing friendship and prayer. When Jane was admitted to Calvary Adelaide I was in the room next to hers. I sneaked in to visit her when I discovered this and Kath was there. The next night, when I was to be discharged the next day I made a brief visit to her and shared a blessing with her. May she be in the eternal peace and joy of Jesus in the company of all the Daughters and Vincentian Saints.

Anita Tomasi -

Sr Jane you will forever hold a very special place in my heart. From our first meeting at Ave Maria House where you guided me as a young woman how to support women & children with the values of the Daughters of Charity, I am forever grateful. Compassion, respect, humour & the act of giving you are till this day a role model for me. I am blessed & honoured to have worked with you & shared a friendship beyond AMH. Thank you for your love & prayers during my family’s difficult time it will always be remembered. I will miss our chats & catch ups & will ensure that your sacred items are always honoured. RIP

Sr Ellen Flynn DC -

I pay tribute to our dear Jane whom we will miss very much. Sad not to be at her funeral but united with all who will be. May she rest in peace.

Sr Theresa Tighe -

My sympathy and love to all Daughters of Charity who loved Jane and to her beloved famly who will miss her. May you be comforted by knowing she is painfree and at peace with her God.

Rita Murphy -

Dear Jane. You saw a need and you responded generously. You will be greatly missed, especially by the people of Port Hedland. Rest In Peace. Loved cousin of Albert and Rita Murphy and God Mother, Cate.

Sr Maureen Tinkler DC -

Here in Great Britain we are remembering our companion Sr Jane. We thank God for her life and many years of service as a Daughter of Charity. May she be welcomed home into God's loving embrace and enjoy the fullness of life. She will be greatly missed by so many.



Cath O'Connor -

A very warm and friendly woman who loved Hedland and all the people in it. Made us all better people for knowing and loving her. So greatly missed. Cath

Therese Marie Wilkinson -

You will be sadly missed. Thank you for your wonderful friendship. Rest in Peace.

Chris Burns, Hutt St Centre -

On behalf of the Board and all members of the Hutt St Centre Team we offer our deepest sympathies on the passing of Sister Jane. The staff, volunteers and clients always enjoyed engaging with Sister Jane when she came into the Centre. Always compassionate and caring, she freely gave of her time to all of us. God bless you and rest in peace Sister Jane.

Sr Maree Riddler rsj -

Dear cousin Jane, We have had a special bond over the years- the bond of our mutual commitment to Religious Life and to our family roots. You have been an inspiration to me. Your willingness to go where the Lord called you and your deep love and commitment to the People wherever you were. The Murphy Ablett connection goes back to my Grandad David Murphy and his sister Martha Murphy (your Mother) Our mothers - Aunty Matt and Mum (niece Josie) were close in years and very good friends. You are now in the arms of our Lord whom you served so graciously over 60 years. Rest In Peace dear Cousin Jane never forgotten Much love Cousin - Sr Maree Riddler rsj Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart WA

Jo Schulz -

I may have not have known you long. But you always made me smile and laugh. We have lost you but God has gained a beautiful Angel. Rest In Peace Jane

Mary Jane Coates -

Jane was a wonderful friend during my time in South Hedland. I witnessed her willingness to be available at all times to those in need. She was a great support to the various Parish Priests and the members of the congregation. And she was an active collaborator amongst the wider religious community. I will miss her friendship and her subtle sense of humour. Rest in peace Jane. Warm regards, Mary Jane

Justine Esmonde -

Jane, I am forever grateful for your strength, humour and faith while we lived in South Hedland. Your service to our Parish is immeasurable. Thank you for all that you gave. Much love to all who loved you, the Esmonde Family xo

Rosemary Taylor - Diocesan Director Catholic Mission & Caritas Australia - Geraldton Diocese -

Dear Sr Jane I will miss your enthusiasm and compassion for those in need as you always found a means of helping others. I can't thank you enough for your kindness and generous support of Caritas Australia's Project Compassion appeal and Catholic Mission's World Mission Month appeal. May you RIP. Amen ???

Pam Finn -

Goodbye Jane … Your South Hedland door was always opened, you welcomed and listened to me whenever I needed a friend to talk to I have fond memories I’ll always treasure Thank you ?

Helen Cogan -

Sympathy love and prayers for Janes family and her family of Daughters of Charity..she was a lovely ,devoted and competent fellow Board member..May she Rest In Peace