Josephine Josephine (Pina) Adele Doane of Maple Ridge was born September 21, 1930 in Rupa, Italy of Slovenian parents and after the Second World War she immigrated to England where she married Mirko Bastaja.
The first two of the couple's five children were born in England. The family decided to move to Canada in 1955 and settled in Hamilton, Ontario where her remaining three children were born.
Divorced in 1975, Pina moved to BC to be closer to her children. She worked for BC Tel for 19 years. Pina met James Murray "Jim" Doane in 1977. They spent eighteen happy, loving years together until Jim's passing in 1995.
Fluent in Slovene, Italian and English, Pina was a voracious reader. She loved travelling, her garden, opera, her Chihuahuas and in particular Tico her latest.
For years, she was a dedicated member of Mizpah Chapter #36 Order of the Eastern Star as well as the Daughters of the Nile and valued the friendships she made as a member of those organizations.