It will be 41years this summer since Kay Dean arrived in Fort St. James from Kamloops.
It was her husband’s job that brought them both to the Fort.
“It was a good move. There is such a sense of community here,” Dean said.
“Everyone knows everyone and helps everyone.”
Not only does Dean have a love of the people in Fort St. James but she also has a passion for reading.
Dean worked as the community librarian at the Fort St. James Public Library from 1991 until 2008 when she retired.
“It was a great job. I loved talking to the people and I’ve always loved to read. I still go in there often, Dean said.
Dean also played an integral part in building the new library in 2006.
“I had quite a bit of input in that building. It really is beautiful. I love visiting it,” Dean said.
Since arriving in Fort St. James, Dean’s first husband passed away and she remarried Mr. John Dean in 2006.
She has two grown sons who live in Prince George, a daughter in Kamloops, two grand- daughters and two great grandsons.
All in all, Dean is happy to call Fort St. James home.
“There is such great community spirit here.”