On Friday, March 18, 2016, at The Oaks, aged 85 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Julie, and Jane and Bruce. Adored grandmother of Lizzie. Special thanks to the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and The Oaks. Messages to the Howe family c/- PO 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch, on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 10.30am. Private cremation thereafter.