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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:18pm
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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

Villas

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:23pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:23pm

Alex. With love. (have touched many people)

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:43pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:43pm

So sorry for your loss Alex. Jan certainly does leave a legacy and I for one have learnt so much from both this and the Talk Quesada forums. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:48pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:48pm

My sincere sympathies Alex in the passing of your beloved 

dear mom Jan. She was an amazing lady and I am sure 

all of the members here are so grateful and thankful for this fantastic 

Costa Blanca Forum that she started going back years ago.

Stay strong Alex, Jan would be so proud of you continuing on

with this fantastic Forum.

Kindest regards,

Barbara

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:14pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:14pm

Sad news Alex and sorry for your loss.

LeckyLes

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:11am

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:11am

Alex, I am sure I speak for many here on this Forum in saying how shocked I am on hearing of this.

My thoughts are with you and your Family and close friends at this most difficult time.

Jan's work here will live on.

Thank you for taking time out to let us know of the sad news.

Regards,

LeckyLes 

jimtaylor

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:50am

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:50am

My sincere sympathies Alex, to you and yours.

Jan certainly has left a lasting legacy, and through her forums has helped a great many people. I really appreciate your tribute to her in carrying on her good work.

Thinking of you.

GCfromVC

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:58am

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:58am

Sorry to hear the sad news. This site has certainly helped me in lots of areas.

A true credit.

Yorkshire Lass

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:05am

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:05am

Alex, I am truly sorry and shocked to hear your sad news.

 My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Jan creating her forums has helped and brought together so many people and it’s wonderful that you are carrying on her good work.

Take care.

Cathy

Nanddgreen2

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:38am

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:38am

Dear Alex

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Your Mum created this fantastic forum and has helped so many people. You must be so proud of her.

Thinking of you.

Denise & Nick Green

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