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Sad loss of a much loved Local Singing Teacher.

Written by on 21 December 2015

BRFM understands that a much loved Minster based Singing teacher has passed away.

Janie van den Berg Originally from Pretoria, South Africa has been teaching Singing and Piano for a number of years, and judging by comments left on her facebook page was Loved as much by her Students as she was by her family.

One comment left by Carrie-Anne Woodard Shown here,



Such sad news that my wonderful singing teacher Janie has passed away this weekend. A woman in whom taught me a lot and was not only a singing teacher but a very good friend who cared considerably for everyone she taught. Ironic but I think in the next few days to come I’ll watch our duet of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ in which was such a great experience singing in Italian alongside my teacher. I always felt like double lessons were needed because half our time was spent catching up and gossiping about our week. Will miss you. heart emoticon

Toby Turpin also posted His thoughts on Facebook.


Today one of the most important women in life died, i still cant believe that she is gone. She was one of the most purest souls in this world and she was ripped from us but she has gone to an amazing place next to Gods right hand.Janie van den Berg wasn’t only my singing and piano teacher but she was my second mother who taught me how to live. Everyone she came into contact with loved her and she will always have a special place in all our hearts. My heart goes out to her family and we will miss you terribly. I love you lots Janie. R.I.P. ??

We are awaiting a Response from the family, however All at 95.6 BRFM Pass our condolences to the family We are truly sorry for your loss.

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