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Jan Gregory (d. Feb 1, 2021)
We are saddened to share news of the passing of Jan Gregory on February 1, 2021 in Montreal.
From Jennifer Cayley, Lanark ON:
She was one of the organizers of the meeting in Montreal that was the beginning of SC-CC. One of English Canada’s finest tellers, she loved the old tales, was brilliant with literary material and created a beautifully crafted and very moving concert piece “Ask Me No Questions” that explored the power and consequences of family secrets. She was often featured at both the Montreal and Ottawa Festivals and when we gathered at Taylor Lake to do the Odyssey in full, she told the last book, bringing Odysseus to his reunion with his father with such sureness we knew the journey was truly done and we could all rise to our feet and applaud.
From Rosalyn Cohen, Montreal:
Following an ATEQ (Association for teachers of English) conference in Montreal in 1992
where the late Helen Porter from Toronto and Rosalyn Cohen from Montreal both presented workshops on storytelling, a request was made for further guidance and I agreed to continue with them. Jan Gregory was a member of that first group. She was a gifted storyteller and a charming, affable addition to what evolved into the Montreal Storytellers Guild and Storytellers of Canada.