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Janice Valma Davey (nee Peirce)

Janice Valma Davey (nee Peirce)

21st January 1941 - 30th August 2021


Jan passed away peacefully at home on 30th August 2021 surrounded by her loving husband and family.

Dearly loved wife of Ernie, loving and devoted mother of Alan, Jenny, Karen, Sue and their families.


Very much adored and loving wife of sixty-two years.

Left with so many glorious memories of the wonderful times we had together.

So dearly loved now and always.

Your every loving husband



Loving mother of Alan

Mother-in-law of Jill

Nanna to Matthew and Sarah

And their partners Shannon and Tyson

Great nanna to Hayden, Mackenzie, Jackson, Kiya, Lacie and Tyler


Beautiful, always loved mother of Jenny and partner Doug

Loved and adored Nan of Hannah and partner Steven, and Claudia and partner Drew


Loving mother of Karen and partner Doug

Nanna to Zoe, Broden, Mia and Julian

And their partners Stephen (husband), Lauren, Ben and Keely

Great Nanna to Rylan, Noah and Harry


Loved and cherished mother of Sue and partner Trevor

Adored Nanna of Ethan, Amy and Celeste


In our Hearts forever, never to be forgotten.



A funeral service will be held for JanΒ on Monday 6th September at 11.00am.
Β Β Β Β Due to the current covid restrictions, the service will be private and attendance is by invitation only.

You may however like to join us via livestream.

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37 responses to “Janice Valma Davey (nee Peirce)”

  1. Helen Peirce says:

    πŸ’πŸ’ My beautiful sister-in-law πŸ’πŸ’
    I loved you like a sister Jan,
    and you always called me sis.
    We had so much fun together.
    Over 38 years we have had a wonderful friendship.
    We shared laughter and tears …and lots of heart to heart chats.
    It has been an honour to have you in my life.
    Thank you beautiful lady.
    Rest peacefully,
    Please give Neg a hug for me.

  2. Joy Robins says:

    A very special lady that gave so much love, kindness and joy to our lives. I feel very lucky to have had you in my life for so many years as my mother in law.
    I will always love and miss you Jan (Mum).
    My heartfelt condolences to all your beautiful family.
    With much love Joy Robins (Davey) xx

    My Thoughts are with you all at this sad time
    Neil Robins.

  3. Julie Dobbin says:

    To Karen and family, thinking of you all.
    Sending love, Julie xxx

  4. Liz Peirce says:

    God has called you home.
    He extended his arms and opened heavens door.
    Heaven has gained another Angel.
    Fly high Jan.
    Loved always Liz, Tess, Troy, Joel, Shona and their families.

  5. Rex Peirce says:

    Our beautiful sister to Royce, Neg, your twin brother Geoff, brother Col and myself, daughter to Thomas Henry Peirce and Valma Mavis Peirce (nee Charlett). We had so much fun in life when I would help you cut out photo’s and paste them into your scrap book, when you would hide us in cupboards when we would get into trouble with dad…you were our protector Jan. Life will not be the same without you, but for the moment I must carry on and do my very best to be a good person and to make you all proud of me.
    I will see you again Jan, in the not to distant future, perhaps we can get a Brass Band going again up there Jan.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Ernie and the kids…they are all so perfect Jan.
    My thanks to God for giving me such a beautiful and perfect sister…
    I love you forever Gay Gay.

  6. Teressa Peirce says:

    My beautiful Aunty Jan πŸ’œ
    Forever in my heart and forever loved. I’m so blessed to have had you in my life and honoured to call you my Aunt.
    Precious memories to hold for a lifetime πŸ’œ I love you πŸ’œ
    Fly high Aunty Jan πŸ’œ

  7. Simone Clarkson says:

    To my beautiful Aunty and Godmother, there’s an empty place in the hearts of all the lives you touched.
    My love goes out to all your family, you will never be forgotten.
    Love Always, Simone, Clive and Family. xoxox

  8. Pam Nicolson (Murley) says:

    To Ernie, Alan, Jenny, Karen and Sue, thinking of you all,
    fond family memories of times spent together during band days.
    – Pam Nicolson (Murley)

  9. Troy Peirce says:

    So many special memories with Aunty Jan, being in a valiant car with a horse float on travelling the country with many laughs as kids to seeing you on a Sunday at marching practice or around your house on many occasions. I’ll always love and be thinking about such a great Aunty and someone that always looked after me and my siblings. Xxx to all my extended family I’m thinking of you in these times πŸ™β€οΈ Troy Peirce

  10. Mark Ford says:

    An extremely special human being who always made people feel like they were part of the family no matter what.
    She loved unconditionally and I always appreciated that very much.
    My thoughts are with Ernie and the extended Davey and Pierce families.
    Mark Ford

  11. Roslie Thompson says:

    Jan, you were always a great neighbour to Mavis and Jack (dec), and friends to Rosalie, Leslie & Denise, our love to you all xx

  12. Alan Howard says:

    What an absolute shock that such a fantastic lady as Jan has gone.
    Having seen Sue recently and got their new address, I mucked up the location and missed a long overdue reunion, now lost for ever!
    For me one of the many memorable qualities of Jan was her wonderful/wicked sense of humour.
    Today they say ‘that’s old people stuff, a bit un-PC’.
    Loved it, quick as a flash, she never missed a beat.
    All the family tributes I know to be so heartfelt and spot on. Jan is a person we can’t afford to lose – too rare these days.
    My deep condolences to Ernie, Alan, Jenny, Sue, Karen and the extended families.
    I can well imagine how they and Jan’s grand kids will miss her and especially keeping someone ‘so bright’, in all their lives.
    I am so very sorry I missed the catch up Jan. I’ll be sure not to do the same with Ernie.
    Alan Howard.

  13. Franz and Anita says:

    Karen, Alan, Broden and family, sending our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Know that we are thinking of you and may the beautiful memories carry you through the darkest times.
    Love Franz and Anita x

  14. Lee, Wayne & Brodie Field and Fay Osterfield says:

    Jan you were a joy to be around, so lovely and very welcoming! Your smile and generosity will never be forgotten!
    Rest with the angels dear lady!
    – Lee, Wayne & Brodie Field and Fay Osterfield

  15. Stuart McCorkelle says:

    Many fond memories of Jan and band marching practices when I was a teenager. She had such an amazing way of conveying her passion to others that you wanted to do your absolute best for her, which in turn helped get her the results she achieved. Always the life of the party with her wicked sense of humour and someone I always enjoyed bumping into, she’ll be sadly missed. Condolences to the family. Stuart McCorkelle.

  16. Tania Peirce-Whyte says:

    We have such wonderful memories of our Aunty Jan. A kind and caring lady who could always make us laugh. Always devoted to her family and so glad she was a part of ours.
    Deepest sympathy to Ernie, Alan, Jenny, Karen, Sue and family.
    Love Margaret, Tania, Melanie and family

  17. Margaret Honeybone says:

    My beautiful friend I will miss you so much. Thank you for your wonderful friendship.
    Deepest Sympathy to Ernie, Alan, Jenny, Sue, Karen and family.
    Lots of Love Margaret

  18. Bill and Liesbeth van Emmerik and family says:

    Dear Ernie, Alan, Karen and families,
    So many memories over the years with Brass Bands in Greater Bendigo in which Jan took such a lead in so many fields.
    May those memories eventually give you a smile through your tears and aspire younger generations to follow in Jan’s footsteps.
    With our thoughts, prayers and strength.
    – Bill & Liesbeth van Emmerik and family

  19. Ivy says:

    Jan…such lovely lady, you brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you.
    You will be sorely missed by everyone.
    Condolences to the family.
    – Ivy and Ben

  20. Matthew says:

    It’s hard to find the right words to say that really capture everything you were to me and our family.
    Nan, you truly were such a beautiful and inspirational person.
    I feel blessed to have had nearly 40yrs with you…so many amazing memories that will never be forgotten.
    Watching you lead the band so proudly be it competitions or processions, driving around in the little blue laser, playing netball (and breaking your leg), the card games, the famous spaghetti & trifle, sleepovers, afternoon tea and of course the highly anticipated Davey family Christmas dinner are just some of the things I’ll never forget.
    You were always the last one to sit down, only after you made sure everyone at the table had everything they could possibly need. That really did sum you up pretty well… the kindest most caring person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    So many things will be missed, but nothing more than your endless love and support that you always showed.
    Spending every day after school at your house was definitely one of the best parts of my life. I am so incredibly lucky and grateful to have had you as my Nana.
    From the bottom of my heart, I love you Nan.
    Thank you for being so welcoming to Shan and such an amazing Great Nan to Hayden, Jackson, Kiya and Lacie. It’s so very hard to believe you are gone, but you will stay with us forever. We will all miss you so very much, but will never ever forget you.
    Rest easy, we’ll take care of the old fella for you.
    – Matthew xoxo

  21. Cait Sleeman says:

    A very special lady, with a cheeky & witty flair.
    Jan was always a joy to have in company and had a warm, welcoming and loving nature for everybody.
    Sending our love to Ernie, Sue, Jenny, Alan, Karen & Families.
    Love Cait, Jaye & Elsie xoxo

  22. Elaine Lowndes ( Peirce ) says:

    Jan, What a beautiful kind and loving lady you were..
    I treasure our happy marching girls time together and have so many happy family gatherings altogether you were a wonderful wife, mother, nana and great nan to your four beautiful children who adored you..
    When you are in heaven jan have a wonderful time with your Mum and Dad and all your brothers, start your own band.
    My love and support and sympathy to you all..Elaine, Craig (Dec) Brett, Darren and Michelle..
    God be with you always Jan..x

  23. Ken and Betty Sleeman says:

    Deeepeest sympathy to Ern and family on your sad loss.
    All our love, Ken and Betty Sleeman.

  24. Silvia Larrosa says:

    Our thoughts are with Karen and her beautiful family.
    Sending you our deepest condolences.
    May God bless your beautiful mum with a special place in heaven
    Love Marty and Silvia

  25. Stania Tresize says:

    My dear Sis, Jan,
    you are an inspiration to so many and and your love of family and friends will continue and live on for many years.
    Thoughts and prayers are with Ernie, Alan, Jenny, Karen and Sue and all their families
    “Always remember to forget the things that made you sad, But to never forget the things that made you glad”
    Rest peacefully Sis, until we meet again XOXO

  26. Jackson and Alli says:

    To my beautiful Nan,
    I will miss you and will remember all the memories we shared together.
    I will always love you and think about you.
    Love Jackson

    You always made me feel like a part of the family and welcomed me with open arms and lots of love. Your kindness was your strength. You will be missed.
    Love Alli

    We are both thinking of you Grumpyduck and send our love to you and the family.

  27. Todd and Jill Reed says:

    Deepest condolences to Ernie, Alan, Karen and families.
    A warm and nurturing person with a great sense of humour.
    Wonderful memories flood back of our Bendigo brass banding family with Jan leading from the front so often.
    – Todd and Jill Reed

  28. Kevin & Maureen Egan says:

    Heartfelt Sympathy to Ernie and Family on the sad loss of dear Jan – May she rest in peace. Kevin and Maureen Egan

  29. Rylan says:

    Dear Great Nanna,
    I love you so much, I find really hard now that you’re gone.
    Thank you for everything you have done in my life and for being so kind.
    I will miss you so much.
    I know you will be watching over us and that you are never really gone.
    I love you with all my heart.

  30. Noah says:

    Dear Great Nanna,
    I love you so much.
    Everyday Ive been wishing you would just come back.
    I love you and will miss you forever.
    Love Noah

  31. Stephen says:

    The thought of you being gone hurts like nothing before.
    The thought of us never playing cards with again or not hearing a cheeky remark that no Nanna should say brings me to tears.
    I never got to know my grandparents growing up but you were able to show me what it was like. The love and acceptance you have shown me I will never forget.
    I love you and will miss you more then you will know.
    I pray you are happy and at peace, watching over us, laughing at all our silly mistakes, knowing one day we will meet again.
    Love you Nan, Stephen

  32. Darren Peirce says:

    Loving memories of Aunty Jan ❀️,
    A beautiful lady now resting in peace with her mother and father and brothers, memories come easy, Godson, Darren Peirce, condolences to Uncle Ernie, Alan, Jenny, Karen, Sue, and family xxoo

  33. Mia Janice says:

    My Beautiful Nan.
    Words cannot even begin to express the sorrow in my heart. Losing you is like losing a part of myself that can never be replaced. You have given me so much love and inspiration throughout my whole life, I just cannot imagine having to live without your bright light. Everything I have comes back to you. You were actively involved in the 5 greatest loves of my life. My family, My Dogs, My Fiance, My Friends and My Dinosaurs.
    πŸ’› Without you, I would not have my family.
    πŸ’™ I would not have my mum, without my mum, I would not have Zoe, without Zoe, we would not have Stephen, without Stephen, I would not have met Ben.
    πŸ’š I once came to you when I was upset and felt alone. You told me that “sometimes even the people I least expect are the ones who care the most”. The next day I befriended a girl from work – that girl is now my best friend.
    🐾 Your kindness and compassion for all species on this earth has taught me to love every animal so deeply, without this I would not have been able to bond with my doggos the way that I have. It’s hard to believe I’ll never hear you say “and how are our boys?!” ever again.
    πŸ¦•πŸ¦– Lastly, you introduced me to my life’s greatest passion – Dinosaurs. You not only ensured you were always stocked up on dino-movies for my visits, but you also researched and educated me, if there was something you did know – you would ensure to find the answer! You told me about every news story, every documentary and you saved every news clipping you could find. I love so much that I was able to share this passion with you and I will cherish it forever – not just through me, but through my future generations to come.
    I love you my amazing and beautiful Nannasuarus Rex!
    You will be forever in my heart and I will miss you every day.
    There’s only one more thing to sing (in the tune of Hallelujah Chorus) and that is …
    – Mia Janice

  34. Harry says:

    I love you great Nanna.
    I wish you were at home but have a great time at heaven. (Harry’s exact words ❀️)

  35. Joy and Ian McCorkelle says:

    Our sympathy to all the family on your loss.
    Jan will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her commitment to their activities and for the fun and laughter she brought to every occasion.
    Our boys learnt a lot from Jan, not only from her banding activities but also from the life skills she taught – loyalty, dedication, work ethic and community expectations.
    Jan will always be remembered with affection.
    May your memories help you in your grief.
    – Joy and Ian McCorkelle.

  36. Broden Ford says:

    I can’t believe I never get to see my beautiful Nan again.
    I’m absolutely heartbroken πŸ’”
    I couldn’t possibly express the extent of the love, gratitude and admiration that I have for her. I was so fortunate to have had her in my life and feel so privileged to have had her as my Nanna.
    She was an incredible woman whom I admired so much. She had the most wicked sense of humour; always playful and loved a good laugh. Nan was also such a kind, caring and nurturing person. She modelled respect, tolerance and unconditional love every single day. As a breast cancer survivor, she’s been nothing short of inspirational. I don’t ever recall a time with my Nan where I didn’t feel completely safe, loved and cared for, even as an adult! She could never do enough for you and absolutely loved to shower all of her family with love. There have been so many happy moments. So many wonderful memories.
    Rest In Peace, Nan.
    Love you forever, Broden xxx

  37. Lorna Peirce. says:

    My deepest sympathy to Ernie & the family.
    Jan was the twin sister of my beautiful husband Geoff.
    Memories of Marching together.
    Living next to each other, then across the road from us.
    Remembering the first time the 4 of us went away together.
    I will remember you forever.
    I know you will be looking after your family from above always just as your brother looks after us. xoxo

Funeral Details

6th September 2021 at 11:00 AM