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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:26pm
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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

Ashley66

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:28pm

Posts: 10

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Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 6 Feb 2019

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:28pm

Hello Alex,

I am very sad to hear your news regarding Jan and although I didn't know your mother personally apart from through the website I would like to send my condolences. 

The website has been immensely useful here in Lanzarote and it amazes me how you can get the answer to anything. I had no idea of the background to the website so thank you for sharing and thank you for continuing your mothers good work.

Thinking of you at this sad time. Ashley

Flavia60

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36pm

Posts: 9

Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 26 Feb 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36pm

Alex wrote on Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:26pm:

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

I am so sorry to hear the sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with the family and thank you Alex for notifying us. xx

Ronnie

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:02pm

Posts: 3

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Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 21 Jan 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:02pm

Thoughts with you, Alex.

Kate20202

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:23am

Posts: 3

Location: Arrieta

Joined: 17 Feb 2020

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:23am

Very sorry for your loss.

Melb

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:48am

Posts: 7

Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 17 Dec 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:48am

My thoughts and prayers xxxxx

Kimbo

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 1:13pm

Posts: 5

1 helpful points

Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 4 Aug 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 1:13pm

Hi Alex, so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away, cancer is so cruel ! I wish you success with this website your mum would be very happy that you have kept it going, good luck and thank you

KinsRegards 

Kim

kraftwerk

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 7:49pm

Posts: 2

Location: Costa Teguise

Joined: 26 Feb 2020

Posted: Sun Mar 1, 2020 7:49pm

so sorry for your loss thinking of you xx

Latin gal

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 7:39am

Posts: 3

Location: Playa Blanca

Joined: 17 Feb 2020

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 7:39am

I am a newbie   but accept my sincere condolences.

ecojo

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 12:25pm

Posts: 4

Location: Tias

Joined: 27 Feb 2020

Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2020 12:25pm

I am a new member here, and this is a great resource your mother set up.  My thoughts are with you and your family.  I have been touched by Cancer with both my parents. God bless.

Kind regards. Joanne.

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