Connie Johnson awarded medal of the Order of Australia

Connie Johnson has been awarded a medal of the Order of Australia from the Governor General for her services to the community and humanity.

Connie’s brother Sam made the exciting announcement on the Love Your Sister Facebook page this morning.

“Her eyes danced like when we were kids. She looked so alive,” Sam described his sister after the special encounter with the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, at her Canberra Hospice.


Sam continued by revealing that they wrote Connie her very own Investiture, which is very rare.

“They wrote Connie her very own Investiture – this pic (pictured below) was taken after this was read while her gathered loved ones applauded,” he said.

Johnson described how Connie looked at him after the Governor’s visit and said, in her weak and raspy voice… ‘Can you believe it? Can you believe it? Look what we did. We did something!’”

Connie entered hospice care in July after ending her cancer treatment.

Sam revealed in today’s post on social media that his sister’s health is rapidly deteriorating.

“This was just in time. I wanted to tell you first before you hear about it through the media – her time is nigh. Let’s prepare, villagers. It’ll be very soon,” he wrote.

“Our thanks to our new mate Pete Cosgrove, for making us all laugh in amongst all the pomp. And kudos to our new Lady Cottonsocks, for being exactly who she is.

“This is an awful time, we won’t bullsh*t, but please believe that she feels SO cushioned by your love and has been finding so many rainbows.”