Our sister Jac died on the 11th of May in 2005. The statement is stark; the fact hard to bear, even now. Her family and those who loved her took their loss and dealt with it as bravely as they could. Her children exemplified dignity with deep grief and they were in every way a credit to her love for them.
They arranged, as they knew she would have wished, a ceremony which incorporated remembrance and gaiety. So great was the number of mourners that the chapel could not hold them. The Dean of St. Asaph led the service and his daughter, a friend of our niece, played her harp. Readings were given by Jac’s partners past and present and by her children, sister and friends. Continue reading
This is the photograph of our sister, Jac (first left) with her children — taken in Spain — to which we referred in our previous post. Jim Perrin had obliterated with a felt-tip pen the face of the son for whom he had conceived his extraordinary hatred: but later Jac’s ‘Welsh’ sister took away the negative and had it re-printed for her. It is we think, a really lovely photograph, capturing an idyllic moment in their lives together — before Jim Perrin’s ill-fated presence in their family home (and minus his vile and despicable ‘blacking out’).
Jac’s work as a stained glass artist brought her many commissions as her reputation began to grow. Apart from her smaller pieces such as dreamcatchers, she was regularly commissioned to produce large works such as stained glass windows and doors. Despite the scale of these larger works, the beautiful delicacy and precision still shone through.
Over the next few weeks we will regularly show case examples of her work.
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