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Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

729 South Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Evelyn Edith Hannigan Kane

March 28, 1928June 9, 2019
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Evelyn Edith Hannigan Kane On March 28, 1928, Evelyn Edith Hannigan was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, the oldest of 8 children.

Evelyn married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Bill Kane, and celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary 2 years prior to her “hon’s” passing.

Evelyn was a devoted and supportive military wife throughout Bill’s 35 year U.S. Navy career, managing her home and family during his many deployments and transfers. She was on board creating a new home anchored in love at each and every duty station.

After Bill retired, many new adventures began. Some of her fondest memories included traveling to all states, ending with a Hawaiian cruise for their 50th anniversary.

Their Barth motorhome became their second home as they visited family and friends all over the country.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her father and mother, Carl and Ruth Hannigan, daughter Pamela Kane, son William Robert Kane, Jr., and husband Cdr. William Robert Kane.

Evelyn is survived by her children Diana Barnes, Paula Brown, Barbara Jobo (Bill), Deborah Moroy (Don), Patricia Preacher (Scott) and son, Daniel Kane (Mary). She is also survived by her sister Kay Bergeron and brothers Richard Hannigan (June) and Jimmy Hannigan, her grand-great-and great-great children and many other family and friends.

Last year, more than 90 family members gathered from far and wide to honor her long life by celebrating her 90th birthday together.

Evelyn leaves a legacy of love for many generations to come. As the matriarch of the Kane family, she will be remembered as a kind, loving wife, mother to her 8 children, grandmother to her fifteen grandchildren, great grandmother to her “forty-plus” great-grand children, and great-great grandmother to her one great-great grandchild.

The love that our mother and father shared was a love to be admired. We imagine that now she is in heaven having a dance with our Dad and our Savior. She will be truly missed and forever loved.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 – 10:45 am at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Florida with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 am. Burial service will be Monday, June 17, 2019, 11:00 am at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in Evelyn’s memory can be made to: The National Military Spouse Scholarship Fund (National Military Family Association, 3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 425, Alexandria, VA 22304) or to a charity of your choice or by a random act of kindness.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • William R. Kane, III ("Billy"), Pallbearer
  • Michael Kane, Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Barnes, Pallbearer
  • William Brown, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Jobo, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Jobo, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Kane, Pallbearer
  • Bradley Kane, Pallbearer
  • Bill Jobo, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Don Moroy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Preacher, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, June 17, 2019

Memories

Evelyn Edith Hannigan Kane

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Ellen Masters

June 16, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Kane and her grace and beauty radiated from her. May God continue to comfort you Barbara, and all of your loving family as the days ahead be without your precious Mother, her presence will never leave you as she remains in your heart forever. With my love and prayers, Ellen Masters

Cathy (Bergeron) Gendron

June 14, 2019

I always looked forward to Aunty Ev and Uncle Bill’s visits. I loved hearing stories of their many travels and greatly admired their love for each other. Until we meet again rest peacefully in the arms of the angels.
Love,
Cathy

Dorrie Daigle

June 14, 2019

From Massachusetts -
We will never forget you and your special ways...all the wonderful
times we shared when you and Bill came to Massachusetts or we
visited in Florida....the fishing trip, the ball game, the dinners out
and all the fabulous memories.
The most memorable time was when you brought your motor home
to Massachusetts and made our home your base...as we visited all
Massachusetts relatives and visited favorite friends , and places.
Rest in Peace, Evelyn, as you meet up again with your beloved
husband (and our dear brother, Bill).
Love from your Massachusetts family.

Crystal Caro

June 13, 2019

Love you so much. I wish we could email from the other side.

Danny and Mary Kane

June 13, 2019

Danny and Mary Kane

June 13, 2019

Danny and Mary Kane

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Danny and Mary Kane

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Mary Kane

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Mary Kane

June 13, 2019

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