GOCARE is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our founder and creator, Mr. Jan Lindsay on Wednesday, August 13. He was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather who has touched the lives of many, from Ventura to Nicaragua, and throughout the world.
After college, Jan worked in Los Angeles with international accounting firms and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1973. In 1975, he moved back to Ventura where he started his own accounting firm, Lindsay and Company, CPA.
In 2011, he decided to semi-retire to focus more time on GOCARE, Inc. and its mission in Nicaragua. Shortly after first visiting this poverty-stricken country in 2001 he co-founded the non-profit GOCARE, Inc. Jan felt strongly that education is the best way to help lift a community out of poverty and empower its citizens. Over the past 13 years, he has helped thousands of students graduate from GOCARE’s educational programs.
Jan never took any responsibility lightly, nor did he ever do anything half-heartedly. His family and friends received the same dedicated focus as his community service and professional life, and enjoyed educating them about the foundations of our government and its underlying principles and ideals.
Please join us to pay tribute to the life of a man who worked to bring so much light to his family, friends, community and the world’s most disadvantaged. We invite you to share your favorite memories of Jan on GOCARE’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/GOCAREKids and to make a donation to GOCARE, Inc in his name so his legacy can continue.