Jill’s parents George and Edith, and her brother Michael, have written about their loss on Edith’s Facebook page, attributing the words to Dad, Mum and Mike.
“It’s hard to be apart from you. So many of our thoughts are with you,” it says.
“Each night when the world is quiet and still, your smile and the wonderful moments we have shared will crowd our minds and we will find missing you even harder.
“Though we can’t be together for now, in our thoughts and memories you will be here with us.
“Looking ahead to that time when we can be with you again and play Frisbee.”
A private ceremony will be held for Irish immigrant Jill on Friday in Melbourne before, as reported by The Irish Independent, her ashes will be taken to Perth, where most of her family lives.
A public mass has been arranged in Jill’s hometown of Drogheda, Ireland, near Dublin.
A march of 30,000 people took place on Sunday, along Sydney Rd, where Jill was last seen alive on September 22.
Police are continuing to search for evidence around the site in Gisborne South, where Jill’s body was found buried in a shallow grave on September 28.
Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, of Coburg, has been charged with her rape and murder.