Joan (Julien) Hamilton

August 24, 1925 – September 15, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Joan (Julien) Hamilton at the age of 90. Joan fought a brave battle against lung cancer. She was born in Vancouver to Alfred and Mae Julien and was preceded in death by her husband Ian Hamilton and Sisters Abbie Pepin and Ida Ryan as well as Brother Alfred (Butch) Julien. Surviving still is her sister Hazel Lassmann and sister in law Joan Julien, her only daughter Linda Cairns, Grandsons Aaron Kinsman, Kevin Kinsman and wife Wendy, grandson Matt Cairns as well as three great grandchildren Olivia, Nathan, and Nicholas plus several nieces and nephews. Joan talked often about her past including her years in the Royal Purple in Squamish she was very proud of the Drill team in which she was the drill leader and bragged about their dominance as one of the best drill teams. She also enjoyed meeting every day for coffee at Mountain Burger Café with a group of friends to chat about events. When she moved to Maple Ridge in 2000 she missed her little coffee circle of friends. Her main love was of her family in which she worked tirelessly as a caregiver to her immediate family as well as her extended family, always interested in how they were doing. Joan’s humour was razor sharp and always enjoyed shocking us and creating a good laugh, she will be greatly missed by all her knew her. A big thank you to Dr. Danny Wong, as well as Fraser Health Home Support workers and Community Health Nurses, for their support and loving care of Joan the last few years. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Canadian Lung Association or The Cancer Research Society. To write a condolence for the family please visit

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