Janice ( Jan ) Madeline Meers...nee Harman. Aged 81 years. Of Calamvale Brisbane, formerly of West Beach Adelaide. Loved wife of Brian ( deceased ). Devoted mother of Kerry & Darren, Cherished mother in law of Mark & Lisa. Adored Nor / Nana of Clayton, Mitchell & Lauren. Our lives are shaped by your never ending love & guidance. The world is an emptier place without you. Finally at rest and never to be forgotten.
Your Mum was such a lovely lady to spend time with Kerry. She was so down to earth and easy to be with that I looked forward to catching up with her, all too rarely. You had such a great mother/daughter relationship - she was well loved, very deservedly! I am so sad and my heart goes out to you, Mark, Clayton, Mitchell and Darren xx
Dear Kerry and Darren, I need to stay away from technology! I was trying to edit and add the special memories of your Mum that will stay with me. My strongest memory of your Mum or 'Aunty Jan' was in your kitchen at West Beach. It wasn't the food I remember but the company and conversations, so many of them. If I was waiting for you to come home Kerry, your Mum would make me welcome and take a real interest in my life. She was so easy to be around. I remember hearing about fun times with sisters and then I was impressed by how proactively she got involved with different clubs when she moved up to Qld. She didn't sit back and whinge about life - she got out and enjoyed it. That's probably why she was so good to spend time with. Your Mum remembered me singing as I rode my bicycle to school and said I was always happy. Being around people like your Mum will do that! Lots of warm memories of a lovely lady xx
Rest in Peace dear Jan/Nor. How blessed we were to have known you & spent many happy times with you. Such great memories! You were a beautiful soul with a wonderful sense of humour & acceptance of all life threw at you. You will be greatly missed. Sending all our love & support to my dearest friend Kerry & Mark, Clayton, Mitch & all your family. Gill & all the Woodsy's xxxx
Kerry and Darren Sitting here thinking of Aunty Jan I am smiling. She always did that to you. Her smile and her laugh were infectious. I remember many a time when we sat in the kitchen having a good old chin wag, Aunty Jan regaling us with stories of "the sisters", we thought they were all such fun and a little bit naughty! I can't begin to count the number of times she would have to put up with Kerry and I rehearsing our performances of the latest Beatles or Sherbert song in the lounge room or Kerry’s bedroom! And then Aunty Jan would sit through the performances! OMG remember the “Hey Big Spender” routine?! Through it all she was always positive and encouraging of us. Times weren't always easy but I never heard Aunty Jan complain once, not her style, she just got on with things. Her home was always open to us and we loved being with her. Aunty Jan had a great love for her children and that will be the legacy you carry with you and pass on to your children. I know you and your families will miss her very much and we send you all our love. Rest in peace Aunty Jan, you are remembered with love. Chris and Tony. xx
Janice it was a pleasure to know you you will be missed rest in peace
Dear Kerry and Darren and families, I know you know how much I loved your Mum and it is so hard for me to find the words o relay to you what a special person she was. She was an incredibly caring and loving person who always put others needs before her own. I have so many fond memories of her over the years and feel blessed that I was able to visit her on my trips to Brisbane. Your Mum was our special baby sitter when we were young and always bought us violet crumbles. I will always remember buying her toffee apple from the show - her special treat. So many wonderful family times that we shared. Maurie always had a special place in his heart for Jan and we have recalled some of our funny times when he first met her. Such treasured memories our parents at family gatherings. Your Mum singing and having a ball. May our Girl From Ipanema rest in peace.
There are no words to tell you how much we all loved you -the sister singing in her kitchen in Adelaide when we were so much younger and thought it would last forever. I remember the song "Summertime" and when summers came, wherever I was in the world, I thought of you and my love for you. You made me laugh so often, your quick wit and understanding of life, and suffering in illness with strength and dignity. My heart is broken right now but I know when I think of you it will slowly heal and I will smile again in the summertime. Judy, your sister (and her family who loved you too)
We are so very sorry. I know her passing affects you deeply. Jan was a wonderful sister. Please rejoice in that. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family and Kerry and Darren and their families. Jan was a delight, so vivacious and fun to be with. I think of our special picnic each time we drive to Joshua Tree Park. Nothing like sneaking in a bottle of wine to celebrate the scenery. Lots of love to you.
Judy and her beloved 'Big Sister' Jan. Judy would follow Jan everywhere when they were little and wanted to be just like her!
Our Dad Terry Harman handing Jan her 21st Birthday key.
Our sincerest condolences to Kerry, Darren and families on the loss of your mum, Jan. A lot of childhood memories remain with me personally, of the many holidays and get togethers at my Aunty Jan's house - in our hearts xxx
I met Jan when we were both in our 70th year. She was exactly as I had been told by her sister Judy, my friend of many years. We became sisters and I have never forgotten her. Sisters are a gift from God, I know, I had five! How blessed we have been! Margie, Bonnie and my sisters who have passed since meeting Jan and fell in love with her too.
Dearest Aunty Jan, though many years have passed your smile shines brightly in my memory. Always so happy to see family, always a kind word, always so genuinely interested in our lives. To my cousins, Kerry and Darren and your families, sending you love and strength through these foggy days of grief. I promise you this, the day will come when you think of Mum and it will bring a smile to your face instead of tears. Much love xx
My sincere sympathies are with you, Kerry and Darren and your families at this sad time. She was a beautiful lady in every way. Love and blessings to you all. The pain will ease. Love from your cousin Robyn
Mum and Aunty Judy at Aunty Jan's Wedding
My condolences to Kerry, Darren and Families. I have many fond memories of Jan and the Aunties get togethers and her beautiful and gentle demeanor. Hope she is singing and dancing up a storm in heaven. Janice Skilton x
Our thoughts are with you and your family Kerry. Your Mum was a special person who was a second Mum to your friends and dearly loved by all.
Dear Kerry, Darren and families, we just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you today. It's hard to say goodbye to someone so dear as Aunty Jan. Our memories as children with your mum and dad are wonderful and we are so grateful to have them. Much love, your 'cuzs' David and Lisa
Way back when ...
How difficult it is to convert the beautiful memories of Nor into mere words that just don't seem to be good enough. We will always hold memories of a kind, loving, caring and very astutely aware Nor. A lady in the true sense of the word with a beautiful sense of reality and humour, always thinking of others. We're thinking of you, Kerry, Mark, Clayton and Mitch as you celebrate her life and farewell Nor.
Dear Kerry, Darren and families. My sincerest condolences and love. My beautiful "namesake" Aunty. <3 R.I.P Aunty Jan.
Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of my lovely sister Jan. I shall remember our visits to see her in Brisbane withReg, Judy and George. Miss you Jan. Xx
Sister Jan was my "pollyanna" In our hearts, Gail, Ian and familyxo
This photo would be one of the last taken of Jan. It was taken at the nursing home just weeks before she died. We where so glad that we went to visit her while in Brisbane from our home in Adelaide. We shall miss you Jan it was a friendship that spanned 46 years. We really enjoyed the friendship of Jan and her late husband Brian. RIP Jan.