DONNET – Karole Jan (Jan) (née Colquhoun)

Born on December 1, 1963. Passed away September 29, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at home in Newborough in the presence of her loving family.

Aged 56 years.

Dearly loved wife of Peter

Much loved mother of Rebecca and Nathan.

Daughter of James (dec) and Linda, and sister of Grant.

Loved daughter-in-law of Jim.


May the winds of love blow softly and whisper for you to hear.

That we will love and remember you and forever keep you near.

Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Avenue, MoeView Map
Due to Covid19 restrictions the funeral service for Mrs Karole (Jan) Donnet is a private service by invitation only.

A service to celebrate Jan’s life will be live streamed on Monday October 5th, 2020 at

To view the live stream, click here.


In lieu of flowers, online donations to Beanies 4 Brain cancer would be appreciated, please visit

  1. Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Peter, Rebecca, Nathan, Jim, Linda and Grant.

    Jan is forever in my heart, with treasured memories of happy times. She stirred us all with a glint in her eye and a cheeky smile, especially my boys.
    Love from Mandy, Greg, Justin and Riley.

    Mandy Wiggins September 30, 2020
  2. So sorry to hear this sad news. I will always remember Jan coming over in the morning with her cuppa and Jaz to sit with us in the beautiful sunny weather at Paynesville. A beautiful friend with a beautiful smile. Sincerest condolences to Peter, Rebecca and Nathan.

    The Rosenboom Family September 30, 2020
  3. Jan was a beautiful courageous lady that always had a smile on her face. Our heartfelt condolences to you all during this tough time. Try and remember the good times and smile when you think of those fond memories.

    Leanne Maskiell September 30, 2020
  4. Deepest condolences to Peter, Rebecca & Nathan.

    Jan was a beautiful lady with a lovely smile and she always had time for a chat. She will be missed. RIP Jan

    ❤️ Terry, Ange & family

    Angela McDonald September 30, 2020
  5. Our heartfelt condolences to Peter, Rebecca, Nathan and all of Jan’s family and friends. Jan’s was such a wonderful lady and always smiling and ready for a chat.
    Love and hugs from Brett, Tina, Kyle and Cooper Edwards

    Tina Edwards September 30, 2020
  6. We will love and remember Jan forever. She was the most kind heartted lady. We always saw angel in her eyes and her smile. She lived a life that was beautiful and cared for people. From Vietnam – Tuan and Trang

    Tuan in Vietnam September 30, 2020
  7. My deepest sympathy Peter, Rebecca and Nathan.
    I’m thinking of you all in this difficult time. All my love, Deb ❤

    Deb Brandon September 30, 2020
  8. Jan was a wonderful caring lady, who always put others before herself. Our deepest condolences to Peter, Rebecca, Nathan and extended family, she will be dearly missed.
    Geoff, Lee-Ann, Georgia and Haydn Moore and family xx

    Lee-Ann Moore September 30, 2020
  9. Dear Peter, Rebecca, Nathan and family
    Our deepest thoughts are with you all through this hard time.
    Jan was a very special lady and will be sadly missed. Heaven has another beautiful angel xxx
    Love Tracy and Greg Lechte and family

    Tracy and Greg Lechte September 30, 2020
  10. Peter, Rebecca and Nathan so sorry to hear the passing of Jan my prayers and thoughts are with you ❤️. Jan was a an amazing lady she knew her stuff at work and when fighting her disease she still come into work and say hi. I’m ever so greatful that i had her friendship over the past 10 years will be sadly missed.

    Francis Cassar September 30, 2020
  11. Deepest condolences Peter, Rebecca and Nathan
    Another Angel in heaven
    RIP Jan gone way to young ❤️

    Wanda and Darren Moyle October 1, 2020
  12. Jan and I often had a chat usually outside my shop in Rutherglen Rd. She faced her illness with great courage. I shall miss seeing her walking the dog. Deepest Sympathy to her family. Sonya Bramley.

    Sonya Bramley October 1, 2020
  13. Jane my beautiful friend now at peace
    A beautiful woman inside and out.
    Your smile and laughter will be missed
    Forever in my heart and in my life
    Love Trish Mitch and Rhys

    Trish October 1, 2020
  14. Condolences to my cousin Peter and his family, jan was a beautiful woman and even while fighting her fight she still was there for everyone else. Gone way to young she’ll be missed by many, R.I.P Jan xxx

    Jacinta Jeffrey October 2, 2020
  15. The world has lost a beautiful soul with the heartbreaking passing of Jan.
    Deepest sympathy to Peter, Rebecca and Nathan.
    I will miss the big loving hug Jan always gave when we caught up.
    Much love,
    Toni , Alan and family. Xxx

    Brentwood Family October 2, 2020
  16. Jan was a caring and genuine friend to us, and we will miss her sorely. She was brave to the end. We wish she was still with us. Our love to Peter, Rebecca, Nathan and her family in NZ.

    Ross, Lynda and Andrew Bertoli October 2, 2020
  17. What a wonderful friend who always had a smile on her face. Thank you Jan for the treasured memories over the 42 years we have corresponded by letter, phone calls or caught up in person..
    Rest In Peace my friend, you deserve to after the fight you have had.

    Our thoughts are with Peter, Linda, Grant, Rebecca, Nathan & Tim at this time.

    Sandra Van Rynbach October 5, 2020
  18. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.we will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person .

    Tom & Karryn , jimmy & Donna ,garry . October 5, 2020
  19. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    Love always, Nancy & Ray xx

    Nancy Pringle McGarry & Ray McGarry October 5, 2020
  20. Our deepest sympathy to Peter, Rebecca and Nathan. Jan was a wonderful person taken way too soon.

    Leonie Mooney October 5, 2020
  21. Sending our condolences. We send our love. Jan is forever in our hearts. <3

    Helen Golding October 5, 2020
  22. Sometimes – only one person is missing And the whole world seems empty. We’ll always love you Jan XX

    Nancy P. & Ray McG October 5, 2020
  23. Lovely Jan,
    Leader of the cousins and family organiser extraordinaire. We will miss your cheeky smile and beautiful laugh. You inspire us all to make the most of every moment. Arms around you Peter, Rebecca and Nathan.
    All our love
    Vanessa, Greg, Jake and Isaac

    Vanessa Askey October 5, 2020
  24. Jan was an incredible woman.

    Ever since meeting her through her son Donnie she was nothing but kind and loving towards me. Her smile and personality lit up every room she was in. I feel privileged to have known her. I still remember some of the funny conversations we had together, light arguments around tricky topics. It was always a pleasure to banter along with her.

    Jan will be missed sorely by myself and those who knew her.

    From Anthony Patterson

    Anthony Patterson October 5, 2020
  25. All my love to the family! Remembering the times Jan would come along to badminton or I would run into her at work! Always so cheerful and such a beautiful soul!

    Will be dearly missed! xx

    Whitney Ryan October 5, 2020
  26. Jan was always so cheerful and I loved when she would come to badminton or I would run into her at work!
    Such a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed!

    All my love to the family!

    Whitney Ryan October 5, 2020
    I promise I will try…You’re in my heart now & forever. i’M SO BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN YOU.


    Helen Golding October 5, 2020
  28. So saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. Such a lovely lady and a pleasure to have known. Sincerest sympathy to Peter and family. Irene O’Donnell

    Irene O'Donnell October 5, 2020
  29. Dearest Peter, Nathan and Rebecca
    This is very late notice and I humbly apologise…However, we are so saddened by the news of your beautiful wife, best friend and mum, Jan!
    So very sad!
    Our deepest sympathy and thoughts to the three of you during this time.
    Big big Maori hugs and gentle smile to you all…!
    Neil snd Sandy Beazley

    Sandra and Neil Beazley October 15, 2020