Saskatoon; University of Alberta, 1979; anesthesiology. Died of ovarian cancer April 27, 2017, aged 62. Survived by her husband, Brian Clapson, and 3 children. "Joan spent her professional life within the Saskatoon Health Region's Department of Anesthesiology, where she was noted for her caring and compassionate manner. She received many requests to look after the anesthesia needs of friends, colleagues and their family members. Joan readily did this and considered it a great compliment and privilege."