It is with sadness at her passing and appreciation for her considerable service and support that Regina Little Theatre acknowledges the death on Monday, February 1, 2020 of Jacqui Shumiatcher.
Jacqui's participation in RLT began back in the 1950s, serving as a volunteer in many capacities. In addition to undertaking duties on the board of directors and leading the Ladies Auxiliary that operated then, she and her husband Morris frequently opened their home for official gatherings such as drama festivals. Not one to shy away from the tedious or mundane, Jacqui was constantly involved in the many small-scale fundraisers and publicity events that were necessary in those days to keep RLT afloat, often bringing refreshments to her fellow volunteers.
Jacqui was renowned in her later years for philanthropic activity, especially for her support of a full range of artistic endeavours: theatrical, visual and musical. Regina Little Theatre was one of the many organizations she generously assisted and we were privileged to acknowledge that with an honourary lifetime membership in 2007. We were further honoured to see her in the audience on a regular basis for many years beyond that.
Regina Little Theatre joins the many institutions and individuals who were the recipients of her generous spirit in saluting Jacqui Shumiatcher.