Nan Quinn Obituary, Death – People who are a part of the Coagh and Drummullan Network group are in a state of astonishment because the news of Nan Quinn’s passing was recently shared with them. During this trying time, we want to let her husband, Leo, and their four sons, Martin, Paul, Damien, and Timothy, know that we are thinking about and praying for them. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Their two daughters, Claire and Annemarie, are named after the two of them in reverse order. After a brief bout with illness, my grandmother Evelyn Quinn passed away this week, and I wanted to share the news of her passing with those of you who have been devoted customers for a very long time.
Thank you for your continued support. Evelyn was a significant contributor to the growth of Quinn’s Greenhouse from the time she launched a little produce stand in the summer of 1973 until the time of her passing. She was a pioneer in the industry. I can only hope that when I am 92 years old, I will still have the mental acuity and physical strength to be able to work a whole day in the greenhouse like she did this spring. I will be able to do this if I am able to keep my body and mind strong. Even though Evelyn had turned over management of the greenhouses to another person a number of years ago, she still regarded that work to be an important part of who she was.
During the busiest times of the year for our company, she looked forward to hearing weekly reports on the development of the spring or fall seasons. When my father and I went to visit her in the hospital a few days before she passed away, all she wanted to talk about was how well seeds were selling and what kinds of vegetable plants people were purchasing. Evelyn considered spring to be the most beautiful season because, in her view, it evoked feelings of hope and anticipation for an abundance of incoming benefits and prospective advancement. I have no doubt that it brought her a great deal of joy to watch each and every one of her customers return to her business year after year.
She never failed to impress upon me the fact that those who work in gardening are among the most admirable people on the entire earth. After a period of time, Evelyn’s clients transitioned over to being customers of Van and Cindy, who are both my parents. These customers are now customers of both Gabriel and myself. There is a possibility that they will become Dade’s customers at some point in the future, and nothing would satisfy my grandmother’s pride more than seeing that happen. The following year will mark Quinn’s Greenhouse’s half-century in business, and the Quinn family has already owned and operated the company for four generations.
Evelyn’s humble roadside produce stall, which she opened many years ago, served as the impetus for everything that followed. Because of my grandmother’s influence, I am lucky to know a large number of people who are passionate about gardening. She was right when she said that gardeners are some of the kindest people on the earth. I would like to express my gratitude to you, Nan, for providing me with so many lovely memories, stories, and, most importantly, recommendations. I will keep you in my thoughts frequently.