A lovely response from Jean Tuckwell’s family
On behalf of the Tuckwell family I would like to thank all the Old Dovorians who attended Jean's Funeral Service on the 16th November, and also those who have sent messages of condolence.
Dover College has been a key part of all our lives. Nigel started as a teacher at the College in 1946, and then Nigel & Jean moved into Leamington House in 1956. They were quite a team and for 15 years in Leamington they provided support & guidance to generations of boys, as well as bringing up their own family of four. The College was the family home, and both Jane & Sheila were married in the College Chapel & had their wedding receptions in the Refectory. Nigel & Jean moved from Leamington into St Ann's, and remained there until the year before his retirement in 1981.
Jean was an organised, determined, and very practical person, and these skills she put to great effect in Leamington, then in Duckworth House, and also when supporting many local groups and charities. Typically Jean had made preparations for her Funeral Service, and her own words were read out ....
My parents died young and I had no brothers or sisters, so it was wonderful to be "taken on" by Nigel for 52 years, such happy times in and out of Dover College.
Those words say it all. Thank you ODs for your support over the years.
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