Obituary: Joan Edwards Cannon


Joan Edwards Cannon

February 7, 1935 – December 19, 2023


Joan passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by those who loved her deeply.

Born in Denver, CO to Florence Cooper, Joan was a self proclaimed “matriarch,” a well deserved title.

She had grand stories of adventures and travel with the love of her life Everette Cannon, who preceded her in death December 7, 1987.

She was a Master Gardener and grew a beautiful stunning array of roses. She loved being outside with her family enjoying the sunshine and playing in the dirt planting flowers.

She was an honorary mama, grandmother and called herself “GG” to her two great-grandbabies who she “was blessed to be able to watch them grow.”

She is survived by her chosen daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who lit up her eyes every time she saw them.

Joan was considered by some to be a child prodigy. She was performing piano concertos at the age of 3, she played briefly with the Denver Symphony Orchestra at age 13. By 14, she was teaching others the art. She enjoyed teaching her great-grandson how to play piano.

We are so blessed to have spent a beautiful Thanksgiving together.

Her friend Val described her as “a loyal friend who always made her feel uplifted after their conversations and will be truly missed.”

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, her mother Florence, husband Everett Cannon and friend/companion Paul Bregoli.

She is survived by those who were privileged to call her family, and lucky enough to call her a friend.

She will be greatly missed.

Stay golden, girl.