Jean Quatrine

Jean Quatrine (1921 – 2017) was born Jean Forman in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire on the 17 March. She was one of six children including two sets of twins. During World War II, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and became a Radio Communications Operator. In her later life, she worked as a nanny and a housekeeper amongst other things. She enjoyed baking and arts and crafts and was once commissioned by the Financial Times to make Christmas crackers out of their newspapers. She married her first husband Alexander in 1942 but he was killed in the Battle of El Alamein in the same year. They had one son Sandy. After the war, she married her second husband John and they had two children: Tony and Chris.

Celebrant and tribute contributor: Chris Holland.