Our club has lost a special longtime member - Jeanne McCann died last Thursday, April 30.
Jeanne started curling in 1965 and continued through 2012. She was a curling pioneer in the McCann and Fisher families, leading generations of family members down to the SPCC. Jeanne is the mother of current members Chris McGirl and Tim McCann, and wife of the late Jack McCann.
Known as 'T-Line Jeanne' to many due to her predictable draw weight, Jeanne played all positions on many teams. She curled both socially and competitively during her career and served on numerous committees throughout the years at the Club. She was an active member of the Bonnie Spielers; serving as a board member in 1969-70, writing the first Bonnie Spieler Handbook, and in 2000 received the prestigious Honorary Lifetime Member award from the Bonnies.
She also served as a Gopher State representative and helped write the first Gopher State Bylaws. After curling in the Gopher State Bonspiel for decades, she won it in 1974-75. Jeanne also played on teams that won the USWCA National Bonspiel in 1994 and 1996 and curled in the USWCA Senior Bonspiel many times.
We will miss you, Jeanne, RIP. Our sympathies are with the family as we fondly remember her.