Jean Miso has authored five books that feature our Canadian Armed Forces veterans and soldiers.
Each of her books has an accompanying song and in 2014, Jean’s song, “We’ll Never Forget/N’oublions jamais” was selected to be the theme song for the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy France. Jean was invited to sing her song at Canada’s Official Ceremony for the 70th Anniversary of D Day. The lyrics were inspired by the memory of her grandfather E.M. McKenzie who fought in World War 1 and earned the Military Medal.
Jean has received two commendations for her books and songs. The first was received in June 19th, 2012. It is a Land Force Central Area Commander’s Commendation. The second commendation was received October 6th, 2014. It is a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.
Jean was educated at York and Brock Universities in Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music composition, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education in curriculum studies. Currently, Jean teaches music to students who have developmental disabilities.
Since childhood, the McKenzie family motto has fueled her actions and belief system:
“No goal is too high if you aim with care and confidence.”