Joanne Hepburn, daughter of William Hepburn (1936–1987) and Gerda Ruth Kupjetz, was born in Govan, Ontario on May 31, 1958.

She married Bruce Price Dickinson on December 12, 1952. For information about their family, please refer to his page on this website.

Joanne died in St. Catherines, Ontario on October 11, 2019, at the age of 61.