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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:28pm
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Alex

Alex

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We are sorry to say that Jan, my mother and founder of this website, recently passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jan enjoyed working on this website and helping others, and you may be interested to know the following background about her and our website:

In 2004 Jan started a web-based group for expats in the Cuidad Quesada area in Spain for a small group of friends and residents, where they could discuss living in the new development within the area and share ideas. At the time, there was limited information and help online for people in their position, and excited by the thought of reaching more people in similar situations, Jan started the www.talkquesada.com website in 2011 with the aim of creating a friendly and informative place for people to visit for everything to do with Quesada. This friendly online community has since grown considerably, as today it stands at nearly 12,000 members.

Based on the success of Jan’s Quesada website, she then started more websites covering other areas in Spain, as well as a website for the UK. After all of Jan’s hard work, she has gained nearly 100,000 members in total across all the websites.

Jan loved nothing more than helping people find useful information that she wished she could have found herself when she first thought about living in Spain and buying a property there.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and thanks to Jan for any help she may have given you over the years, either personally or through the help her websites have provided. Or if you’re new to the site hopefully you will find Jan’s experience and legacy helpful to you.  We will continue Jan’s work keeping the website up to date, encouraging discussions and exchanging useful information. 

We have also set up a Just Giving page in memory of Jan, to help raise money for the Princess Alice Hospice, in the UK, which cared for her so kindly during her final days. Princess Alice Hospice rely on donations and fundraising to keep going, and provide a wonderful service for those who need it. Here is the link if you wish to kindly donate:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jan-forums

I will be carrying on Jan's websites in her memory as this is what she would have wanted. For the moment please bear with me while we get up to speed on everything.

Thank you,

Alex

billmac

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 10:04pm

Posts: 24

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Location: Mogán

Joined: 11 Nov 2016

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 10:04pm

I am saddened to hear of your loss of your mother Jan  I joined the forum over 3 years now and have had questions answered and I have been able to help visitors to the island looking for advice   it is good Alex that you will continue in your mothers footsteps and keep her forum legacy going     good luck    and R.I.P. JAN 

NewMe

Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 11:07am

Posts: 6

Location: Agaete

Joined: 30 Dec 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 11:07am

I'm sorry for your loss. Jan will live on in her contributions here and elsewhere, I'm sure. I'm grateful to her for taking the time to unite people.

Alex

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:47pm

Alex

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Posts: 182

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Location: Agüimes

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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:47pm

Many thanks for all of your kind words and donations to the Princess Alice Hospice. My father (Jan's husband) is also so happy to see all the lovely messages.

We have now raised over £600 so far for Princess Alice Hospice, which is a fantastic amount to a great cause. Here is the link to read more:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jan-forums

Jan would be so happy to know the help she has given and the money raised for the hospice.

Thank you again

Alex


Ali

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:24pm

Ali

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Location: Santa Brígida

Joined: 17 Feb 2020

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:24pm

Hi Alex

I have literally just moved to GC, and I joined the forum before I moved, I’m so sorry to hear this news and for your loss.  The website that your mum created has been an invaluable source of information for me and my family, for which I’m very grateful, thank you for continuing your mums legacy at a very difficult time for you 🥺

Martyn01

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:10pm

Posts: 5

Location: Mogán

Joined: 31 Mar 2020

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:10pm

Hi Alex sorry to hear about your mum's passing. She sounded like she was an inspirational lady. I never got to contact her as new to this site.

Take care

Martyn

Tonytiger

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:31am

Posts: 1

Location: Mogán

Joined: 7 Jan 2020

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:31am

sorry to hear that take care

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