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Born: Mar 10, 1921

Date of Passing: Nov 17, 2021

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After living a full life of 100 years our mother Joan Elaine Epps (nee Kelly) passed away peacefully November 17, 2021, in Nanaimo BC.
She was predeceased by husband James and grandson Robert Ashley.
Born in Winnipeg March 10, 1921 she was a nurse - which was all she ever wanted to be. She worked at Deer Lodge and St. Boniface hospital as an R.N. and later as an R.P.N.
After retirement she moved to Victoria and then Nanaimo.
She will be missed by her children, Penny MacCourt (Fergus), Douglas Epps (Deborah), Janet Epps, Kathryn Epps, Barb Ashley (Bruce) and grandchildren, Laura Hilland (Jamie), Sarah O'Brien (Kevin), Erin O'Grodnik (Rob), Shannon MacCourt, Noah MacCourt (Asierra), Rachel Ashley, Colin Ashley, great-grandchildren and special friend Mona McDonald.
Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held by the family in the summer.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • To The Epps Family, I was saddened to hear of your dear Mother's recent passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to you all during this time of grieving for a vibrant and caring Mother. Happy memories of your Mom will help you all through this sorrowful time. - Posted by: Rosemary O'Connell (friend) on: Nov 22, 2021

  • This feels like the end of an era. From early childhood, Mrs Epps was like a second mother to my sister and I. We feel like we've lost our mom all over again. Rest in Peace Joan, you are already missed. Much love, Cathy Gilmore and Lil Hildebrand. (The McDonald Lassies) - Posted by: Cathy Gilmore (family friend) on: Nov 20, 2021

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