In Memoriam – Jan Argo – Lifetime Member of Mattawa Museum

.. of Jan Argo

Garry Thibert, President, Board of Directors

I had come to know Jan as a dedicated and hard-working individual. She was proud of her native culture and always attended at the museum, in full regalia, when we had huge groups visiting. She loved being a member of the museum board and was very strong in her belief in the preservation of the history of our beautiful little town.  She will be missed.


Judy Toupin, Curator

Jan was one of the first people to greet me in my new position as Curator at the Museum and it was with one of her great big hugs and that beautiful smile.  Her joy, enthusiasm and passion for life translated to us at the Museum, whether it was at a Board meeting, bringing a tour group through or just popping by to visit ‘her’ museum 😊. She is dearly missed.


Kim Duschene, Board of Directors

Jan Argo was the best at welcoming people young and old alike to our museum.  She always had a warm smile and had so much knowledge about Mattawa. I didn’t know her before I became a member of the museum board but I did get to know her bit by bit in the last few years. Her strength and belief in using natural remedies left me in awe.  She was one of a kind for sure.. Love, Kim


Tom Gibson, Vice-President, Board of Directors

Jan Argo and I met over 30 years ago, when I was a brand new Director, and Byron Casselman was President. Knowing her mostly from board meetings over the years, Jan was real serious about our museum. She was a real Life Member to me, and a wonderful person to know. Jan had a way about her that made you think in a different way… to smell the air and smile. She taught everyone she met, and all Mattawa knows that.


Bernie MacDonald, Board of Directors

Jan Argo. it was an absolute pleasure to be a board member at the museum with Jan. She always had a big smile lots of good ideas. She promoted the museum every chance she got.  She was very proud of it. I am sure she will be keeping an eye on us. Rest in peace Jan.


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