The Trent community was saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Jean Nind, a renowned artist and long-time supporter of Trent University. Mrs. Nind was the wife of Tom Nind, president of Trent University from 1970 – 1979.
Formally educated at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, England, Mrs. Nind was a highly accomplished visual artist, primarily working in the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. Thirteen pieces of art donated by Mrs. Nind’s can be found on display in various location at Trent University. Mrs. Nind was also heavily involved in the formation and governance of both Art Space and the Art Gallery of Peterborough.
In addition to her distinguished art career, Mrs. Nind was a long-time supporter of Trent University and on several occasions, helped award the T.E.W Nind Endowment Fund and T.E.W. Nind Award which were established in honour of her late husband and former Trent President Tom Nind.
Below is an excerpt from her obituary notice:
Born in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, on June 17th, 1930. Jean Nind met her late beloved husband, Tom, in Venezuela, and the couple lived and worked overseas until Jean contracted polio in Borneo in 1957. Following Jean’s recovery in hospital in England, the couple emigrated to Canada, first settling in Saskatoon and then, in 1966, moving to Peterborough. Along their journey together, Jean and Tom had three children, Christopher, born in London, England; Sarah, born in Kuala Belait, Brunei; and Andrew, born in Prince Albert, Canada. Jean is the dear mother of Christopher Nind and his wife Margaret of Oakville, Sarah Nind of Toronto and Andrew Hughes Nind and his wife Christina of Reading, England. Loving grandmother of Jessica, Zoe, Diana, Brigitte and Kristine, and great grandmother of Brydie, Dimitrije, Augustin, Maksim, Sasha and Emilia. Beloved sister of John Marriott of Mayfield, Sussex, England and Sally Marriott (deceased). Please join Jean’s family for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. with tributes at 3:00 p.m. at the COMSTOCK-KAYE Life celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street. In lieu of flowers donations to the Peterborough Art Gallery would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www.comstockkaye.com
Trent University extends heartfelt sympathies to Mrs. Nind’s family and friends, and to all who knew her.