Sir Roger Bannister’s Wife Moyra (Jacobsson) Bannister

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  1. Jacqueline Slocombe

    Dear Lady Bannister,

    I have just watched an interview with Sir Roger Bannister and I was very interested in knowing more about him and his life story. The internet is a wonderful tool to facilitate this sort of thing.
    Although my husband and I live on Vancouver Island now, we have lived in Vancouver for a number of years. All of our children were born in Vancouver at VGH. (Vancouver General Hospital)
    When the children were small we often took them to gaze upon the bronze statue of Sir Roger running the under four minute mile. This is the only accomplishment that I knew about “Roger Bannister”. (People in Vancouver still talk about this accomplishment, young and old.)
    It was very nice to know about his medical prowess and success he has had professionally . But it was most interesting to know about his family, the wonderfully successful marriage to a very accomplished woman and his four proficient children.
    My husband and I have been married for 44 years. We have four children as well. They, too, have accomplished, in academic standing and through sound employment. Only two are married and we have four lovely grandchildren..
    I was particularly touched by your journaling through Art ..sketches and drawings, and your early writings gathered and preserved for your posterity. I have just begun collecting my memorabilia for my children. I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination but I write stories for our grand children. These stories are about me growing up..Nana Gets Her Picture Taken, etc.
    Thank you for your wonderful example. You and Sir Roger Bannister are excellent examples of being your best selves. You can be certain that I will share your story with our family.
    Jacquie Slocombe

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