20-Feb-24 I heard from Meg Winters earlier today:
> It is with great sadness that I am letting you know that Jay passed away peacefully in her sleep last night.
Geoff Cubitt is probably the best-known caller of American Squares and Contras in England, and his wife Jay was a keen dancer. I think I first came across them many years ago when Geoff ran one of the first Appalachian dance display teams, and Jay was dancing along with Linda Moon, Philip and Joyce Rowe, and several others. I'm not much of a watcher, but they were such a good team that I would always stop to watch their displays.
Jay had been ill for some time, and Geoff had cancelled all his bookings to be with her. She will be much missed.
Friday 15th March, 1pm at St Mary's Church, 3 Bateman Road, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LN.
Followed by a private family burial.
The wake will be at The Plough, Main Street, Normanton on Soar, LE12 5HB.
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