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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:23pm
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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

Cath48

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:23am

Posts: 1

Location: Boscombe

Joined: 9 May 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:23am

Sorry to hear of your loss. Cathy

MF

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:32pm

MF

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:32pm

My condolences to you Alex and your family.

Vicki

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:04pm

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Location: Benwick

Joined: 31 Dec 2015

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:04pm

So sorry for your loss. Sometimes there are no words. Thoughts are with you. Vicki 

Lochearts

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:14pm

Posts: 2

Location: Port Isaac

Joined: 9 Jun 2016

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:14pm

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Much love from Kentucky.

Amemfaja

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 12:28pm

Posts: 1

Location: Stoke Newington

Joined: 13 Sep 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 12:28pm

Sorry for your loss Alex.  It sounds like your mum was a lovely lady. Rosemary

Angela666

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 3:46pm

Posts: 1

Location: Wibsey

Joined: 6 Aug 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 3:46pm

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother

Emma666

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 9:01pm

Posts: 2

Location: South Normanton

Joined: 31 Jan 2020

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 9:01pm

So sorry for your loss ❤️

Shirls111

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:42pm

Posts: 2

Location: Openshaw

Joined: 2 Dec 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:42pm

So sorry for your

Loss.Jan sounded such a lovely lovely lady

😢

verana

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:20pm

Posts: 3

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Location: Shepperton

Joined: 10 Feb 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:20pm

So sorry for your loss ,she sounds like she was a very special lady. . Today is mothers day and I lost my mum in 1999 , but never a day goes past when I do not think of her. so know that the sadness fades and your memories will appear more clearer and she will feel closer than ever. . X

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