On August 29th, Joan lost her battle with cancer.
Thanks to the palliative care team of doctors, nurses, and home care workers, and along with the help of Oceanside Hospice, Joan was able to spend her last days in familiar surroundings at home.
Joan was born in Nanaimo September 28, 1950. She grew up in North Vancouver, and lived in the Okanagan for much of her life where she worked and taught hair styling and operated her own salon. Joan and her husband retired and moved from Peachland to the Qualicum area in 2007.
Joan is survived by her father Joseph Whitehead of West Vancouver, and leaves behind her husband Joe Braun, sister Janet Anderson, and nieces Laura and Sandra.
Her smile will be missed every day.