A very long standing member of our tennis club, Jean Porter passed away peacefully earlier this month following a long illness.
A service will take place at Slough Crematorium at 10:30am on Tuesday 5th September.
It will be followed by a service of thanksgiving for her life at St Giles’ church in Church Lane, Stoke Poges beginning at 12 noon.
A relative who is making arrangement for the services states in terms of dress –
‘I think everyone should come as they see appropriate. From my perspective: black tie or full colour makes no difference. It is an opportunity to celebrate the life force that was Jean. I will just be happy to see everyone there! Tartan brought a smile to my face. Her Scottish heritage was something Jean was particularly proud of.’
She contributed to the heritage of the village over many decades.
Originally from Slough, she lived in Stoke Poges since 1971 and was the local expert on the history of St. Giles’ Church. She had been a guider including being Brown Owl in Slough. Jean was a member and past President of the village WI, a Committee member of the Middle Thames Archaeological and Historical Society also a Vice-President of the Stoke Poges, Wexham and Fulmer Horticultural Society. Jean also worked as a volunteer Steward at St. Georges Chapel, Windsor.
She was a member of The Scot’s Society of St. Andrew, Slough, Eton and District where she enjoyed Scottish dancing. Jean enjoyed travelling and took some excellent photographs and won awards at another one of her clubs, the Stoke Poges Photographic Club.
Jean Porter, ALAM worked as a scientific civil servant at the Pest Infestation Laboratory, in Slough for many years but had always been interested in acting. She gained three diplomas in Speech, Acting and Verse Speaking from LAMDA and regularly participated in plays, pantos, revues and musical shows and recorded talking books and newspapers.
She was devoted to her two cats that were rehomed earlier this year after Jean was