Jillian Dorothy James (née Saunders )

To view Jillian’s funeral service via livestream click here


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 20th July, a much loved Mother, Mother in law, Partner and Nana. She was always such a caring, happy and selfless person who put everybody first and loved us all equally without judgement. Although your final journey was tough, you just amazed us with your strength, positivity and courage. We are all so grateful and privileged to have had you as part of our lives. You taught us so much and will be so sadly missed.

Dearly beloved partner of Brian.

Loving Mother of Darryn, David & Andrew.

Much loved Mother in Law of  Melinda & Karen.

Cherished Nana of Zoe, Alex, Skeet, Michael, Mason, Kodi, Eden, & Sam

Cherished Great Nan of Rylan and Jaylan.

The family would like to thank the staff at BRICC and the Palliative Care team at Gandarra for their care and support.



Funeral Notice

ServiceJuly 30, 2021 - 11:00 amBallarat , VIC

The funeral service for Mrs Jillian James will take place on Friday (July 30) 2021 at 11.00 a.m The service may be viewed via livestream at www.cbnfvr.com.au/james

  1. A beautiful service to say goodbye to an amazing Lady, Mother and Grandmother. Zoe and all Jill’s grandchildren will always remember you with love and adoration. Sincere condolences to Darryn, David, Andrew, Melinda, Karen and families. Brian, Jill will walk beside you every day, Love from David Trish and family

    David & Trish Speechley July 30, 2021
  2. Deepest Sympathy to the James families and Brian. Sorry for your loss.
    Our memories will last forever of such a beautiful, smiling lady.
    Noela, Jason, Ashley Musgrove and families. ❤️

    Noela Musgrove July 27, 2021
  3. Dear Aunty Jill, our hearts are broken, knowing we won’t see your beautiful smiling face again, but I know you will always be with us. Thank you for being my beautiful aunty, I love you and you will always be in my heart. Thank you for loving my family, we all will cherish your hugs, laughter and warm welcome always. Deepest sympathy to a very special man Brian who loved and cared for Jill always, to Darren, Melinda, David, Karen, Andrew and grand children, how loved and proud Jill was of her family. RIP my beautiful Jill love Di, Greg, Stac, Jimmy, Rach, Dave and Finn 💛💛💛💛

    Dianne Rogers July 26, 2021
  4. Dear Aunty Jill,
    How I loved you all my life. You were like another mother to me and I always felt so loved by you.
    I will miss your cheery welcome, beautiful smile and laugh and hugs whenever we saw each other. I loved to listen to you talk about your family, your gorgeous boys, their partners – your daughters and the grandchildren. The love, the joy, the proud feelings you shared, always positive, always happy and forever remembered.
    Thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life, you helped make me beautiful on my wedding day, I have always loved my wedding dress, made with such love, and making me feel so special on that day. Your skills in dressmaking were inspirational and I love that my mum, my aunt, sister and I shared a love of dressmaking. You made so many girls feel beautiful with all the wedding dresses and deb dresses you made in your lifetime. I was so proud to have you make my table coverings for all the weddings I have performed.
    Thank you to Brian for making Jill such a happy woman and to share so many lovely times together socially. I know she loved these years.
    Jill, forever in my thoughts, forever in my heart, I will miss you so very much.
    All our love, Krista, Linc and Beccy Barnes

    Krista Barnes July 25, 2021

If you are looking to pay an existing account with us, please use the button below to access our online portal.