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A State Memorial Service for The Honourable Jane Garrett was held on Friday 2 September 2022 at Brunswick Town Hall.

Ms Garrett’s family and over 500 friends, colleagues, and members of the public attended the State Memorial Service to celebrate her life and reflect on her contribution to Victoria.

The service commenced with a welcome by friend and former colleague, Victorian Legislative Council Member of Parliament, Mr Mark Gepp. This was followed by a rendition of the Australian National Anthem, performed by Ms Nina Ferro.

The Honourable Steve Bracks AC, former Premier of Victoria, spoke of his experience working with Ms Garrett while he was Premier and highlighted Ms Garrett’s compassion, courage, and brilliant mind.

Ms Sharon Knight, a long-time friend of Ms Garrett’s and fellow former Member of Parliament, offered reflections of their close friendship and paid a heartfelt tribute to Ms Garrett.

Musician and childhood friend Mr Tim Rogers then performed an original song to honour Ms Garrett.

A final tribute was shared by Ms Garrett’s friend and former colleague Ms Luba Grigorovitch, reflecting on her passion and wisdom. The service concluded with a photo montage of moments from Ms Garrett’s life.


The recording of the State Memorial Service can be viewed below.

Reviewed 20 April 2023

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