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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30pm
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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


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IlseOz

Posted: Thu May 27, 2021 3:05pm

Posts: 1

Location: Moncarapacho

Joined: 27 May 2021

Posted: Thu May 27, 2021 3:05pm

thank you for writing down the beautiful story of your mum creating and assisting communities during her life time in Spain and Portugal and UK. We are about to move to Moncarapacho and i was very happy to see this forum and excited to meet her. I will do so in spirit and strength with the loss of your mother. 

LJP1961

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:42pm

Posts: 13

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Location: Altura

Joined: 14 Nov 2023

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:42pm

Alex,

So sorry to hear your news,

All the best,

Lynn

Diane79

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:47am

Posts: 2

Location: Salema

Joined: 13 Apr 2022

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:47am

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for keeping this forum in Salema open.

All the best, Diane

sanders1406

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:10pm

Posts: 15

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Location: Armação de Pêra

Joined: 10 Nov 2022

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:10pm

So sorry, Alex. This website has been very helpful to me. 

Susan

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paulqdl

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:28am

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Location: Quinta do Lago

Joined: 21 Sep 2022

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:28am

Sorry to hear the news about your mother 

May she rest in peace

grr0415

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 6:48pm

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Joined: 18 May 2023

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2023 6:48pm

Sending condolences

Pam77

Posted: Sun Dec 3, 2023 11:56am

Posts: 8

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Location: Armação de Pêra

Joined: 13 Oct 2022

Posted: Sun Dec 3, 2023 11:56am

Sorry to hear your sad news. She will will in your heart and mind forever

Fitzy777

Posted: Sun Dec 3, 2023 6:53pm

Posts: 5

Location: Alvor

Joined: 8 Dec 2020

Posted: Sun Dec 3, 2023 6:53pm

Alex wrote on Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30pm:

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

What an incredible lady,my dee

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