Joan Frances Kane

August 26, 1926 – February 14, 2021
With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Joan Frances Kane (nee Mason) on February 14, 2021, at 94 years of age. Strong in spirit to the end, she was a bright light to all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her parents Hugh and Spray Mason; sisters Margaret and Betty; brothers Jim, Gerry, and Doug; her husband Murray, and daughters Margaret and Barbara. She is survived by her children Maureen, Heather, Murray Jr., and Nancy; grandchildren, Ryan, Sean, Erin, Jamie, Liam, Allison, Morgan, and Kaytie; and great granddaughters Evie, Ella, Kenzie, and Abby.
She is also survived by her older brother, Hugh Mason and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was born on August 26, 1926 in Edmonton. Her family moved to North Vancouver when she was in her teens. During the war mom worked at Burrard drydocks in shipbuilding, catching molten rivets.
She took her teacher training at Queen Mary School and taught in McBride and later in Clinton, where she met her future husband Murray. She moved to Ashcroft, married, and they started their family. While raising her children and running the home she also was a working partner in the family building supply business.
Mom was always keen in exploring new ideas and enjoyed wide- ranging interests in life, the world, and spirituality. One such interest was painting, and she became a member of the Ashcroft Art Club. She was an inspiration to her family, friends and all those who knew her with her love of reading, her enquiring mind, her gentleness as well as her strength.
Mom lived her last years at Jackson House Long Term Care Centre. The visits to see her there were curtailed by Covid but we were able to stay connected through Skype calls and phone calls. The family is profoundly grateful to the staff at Jackson House for making these calls a regular event, and for the exceptional care she received there.
There will be no memorial service at this time due to Covid restrictions. Online condolences may be made at
Thompson Valley Funeral Home

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