A tribute to Jean Burns
It is with regret that we announce the death Miss Jean Burns on Saturday 7th January 2006. Jean was a founding member of the Isle of Man Ploughing Association and was its first Treasurer, a position she held for nearly 40 years, after which she was made its first life member.
Jean was a keen ploughwoman and competed at the highest level and narrowly missed out on representing Great Britain at the World Ploughing Championships after a referees decision, having finished as joint runner up. In later years she was regularly called upon for her wealth of experience as a judge, not only locally but in Britain too.
Jean will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The funeral will take place on Friday 13th January at 10.30am at Maughold Church