Connie Johnson to be remembered in 'village service'

Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson to be remembered in Melbourne next week.  Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong.
Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson to be remembered in Melbourne next week. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong.

Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson will be remembered at a public service in Melbourne next week.

Taking to Facebook, her brother actor Samuel Johnson said his sister's "village service" will be held on September 23rd. 

"Connie Cottonsock's village service will be in Melbourne on the 23rd," the post read. "Just wanted to give a heads up to any interstate villagers planning to attend. Xsam."

The Canberra mother-of-two died last week, a day after being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.

She was surrounded by family at her hospice bed at Clare Holland House.

The location and time of the service is yet to be announced, but it is understood it will be streamed live on Facebook.

A private funeral for her family and friends will be held before the service.  

Connie was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2009, after previously defeating a tumour in her leg as a child.

She launched the charity organisation Love Your Sister in 2012 in an effort to raise funds for cancer research. 

Her Gold Logie-winning brother retired from acting last year to help raise money for his sister's Love Your Sister cancer charity.

The campaign has raised millions of dollars for cancer research, including more than $2 million in May when a Canberra netball court became a sea of silver five cent pieces for Connie's Big Heart Project.

Thousands have left tributes on 'Connie's Wall of Love', paying their respect. 

"Sending all the love in the world from my family to yours. I have so much admiration for the way you have loved and supported each other and we will never forget you and the tireless work you've done for cancer research. Love always wins ! xxx," a post read.

"Vale Connie – I never met you, but you and your family were part of my community and my family has also lost a much loved member to cancer. Thank you for inspiring us and fighting so hard to raise awareness and much needed funds. A life well lived. Love to all your family, friends and carers." 

- The Age