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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:29pm
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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

Cug

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:19pm

Cug

Posts: 2

Location: Cala en Porter

Joined: 14 Aug 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:19pm

Sorry to hear about your mother my thoughts are with you and your family 

Carmen

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 1:07pm

Posts: 2

Location: Son Bou

Joined: 4 Jan 2020

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 1:07pm

This is sad to hear. I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you all strength 🙏

Eleanor88

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 6:54pm

Posts: 3

Location: Cala en Porter

Joined: 22 Jun 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 6:54pm

So sorry to hear the news - please accept my condolenses

Eleanor88

Dean

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 10:32pm

Posts: 5

Joined: 13 Jan 2020

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 10:32pm

Such sad news ....

Martin R

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 1:00pm

Posts: 2

Location: Mahón

Joined: 10 Apr 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 1:00pm

Sorry to hear this sad news, her site helped us with our move to Menorca so we appreciated her good work, much love to your family.

Diana58

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 11:44pm

Posts: 1

Location: Mahón

Joined: 13 Aug 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 11:44pm

Dear Alex,

So sorry to hear the sad news of Jan’s passing. I wish you and your family my sincere condolences. 

I am delighted to hear that you are continuing with the website. It seems such a good idea.

With best wishes,

Diana.

John36

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:30am

Posts: 2

Location: Son Bou

Joined: 13 Mar 2020

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:30am

So very very sad. Did not realise she was ill.  Always so helpful. Deepest sympathy to all relatives and friends.  John at 44

Alex

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46pm

Alex

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Posts: 39

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Location: Addaia

Joined: 24 Jul 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46pm

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


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