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Remembering Jenny Slaney (née Bambury)

Jenny Slaney (née Bambury) attended JAGS from 1959 to 1966.
Jenny in 2015
Jenny in 2015

Jenny Slaney (née Bambury)

24th December 1947 - 19th November 2020

Jenny joined JAGS in 1959 and was followed by her sister, Shirley, in 1962. Our fond memory at school is of a tall, quiet girl with a long dark plait and beautiful handwriting. Jenny studied sciences at school and went on to work in clinical laboratories associated with hospitals throughout her working life.

She married Roger in 1970 and they spent their first three years together in Ontario, Canada. On her return Jenny joined Guy's Hospital as a Rheumatology Technician. Subsequently, at the Royal London Institute of Dentistry, she led an immunology team. She gained her Associate for Medical Laboratory Scientists and an MSc in Biomolecular Organisation at Birkbeck College, London. On her retirement she worked as a facilitator for project-based learning courses for medical students.

Sadly Jenny developed breast cancer, which was treated successfully, and she used her medical knowledge and experience to provide valuable patient feedback into a number of Cancer Research committees.

Outside of work Jenny was involved in her local Methodist church, the South London Mission, as a beloved Sunday School teacher and joined many working groups and support services.

As her school friends we enjoyed joining her on visits to the London art galleries and exhibitions, including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and to the ballet and opera. Jenny was a town girl who delighted in all the cultural offerings of our capital city. She was keen for old girls to get together and we had a number of gatherings over the years in houses or at the British Library. We remember her as a true and kindly friend, who offered good advice when it was requested.

Jenny developed a bile duct carcinoma and sadly died in November 2020.

She is very much missed by her family and friends.

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Many thanks to Jenny's friends and family for their contributions towards this obituary. 

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