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Seniors pay tribute to Howes

Seniors have paid tribute to the late entertainer Jean Howes, who passed away last week at the age of 90.

Fredrick Hassell of the Bermuda Senior Islanders' Centre said: “We're going to miss Jean performing Country and Western foot-stomping songs, and her mentoring of schoolchildren through an eclectic arrangement of folk songs.

“Accompanied by Jean & Gene and Friends, she entertained hundreds of seniors at charitable events sponsored by the Zurich Insurance Group, Ernst & Young, BF&M and the Fairmont Southampton.

“We enjoyed Jean's company last October when she came to the Bermuda Senior Islanders' Centre to celebrate the 90th birthday of her venerable friend, Canon Thomas Nisbett.”

Renowned for her entertainment and educational shows, Ms Howes championed local musical talent and co-hosted the popular TV Christmas show with legendary Bermuda musician Gene Steede for some 20 years following her retirement.

She was also a founding member of the Beacon Club in 1954 which later became the Bermuda Society for the Blind.

The late Jean Howes

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Published August 23, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 23, 2016 at 12:56 am)

Seniors pay tribute to Howes

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