Candice Cotter Kane, 74, of Devon, PA, loving wife and mother, passed away on Tuesday, March28, 2023. Candy was raised in Haverford and Bryn Mawr. She lived in Devon for over forty years with her husband, Dan, and six children.
She attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart and Academy of Notre Dame. She earned her nursing degree from Misericordia School of Nursing and attended Rosemont College.
Candy worked at Bryn Mawr Hospital and was on the cardiac surgical team. She was very proud of the fact that she was the first nurse to assist with running the heart / lung machine.
She retired from nursing to raise her family of six children. When her youngest was in first grade, she began a career in real estate that spanned over 30 years.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Daniel Kane, and her children: Victoria (Stephanie), Alexis (Greg), Daniel, Octavia (Vaughn), Cordelia (Matt), and Edward, and seven grandchildren.
Candy’s mother went into labor with her at Overbrook Golf Club, eventually delivering her at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital. This kicked off Candy’s lifelong love of the club, including swimming, golfing, parties, dinners, and she even had her wedding reception there.
She dedicated many years of service to the Women’s Committee of Wills Eye Hospital and the Junior League. Everyone who attended a fundraising event thrown by Candy always had a wonderful time!
Candy’s love of animals was matched only by her husband and children as they brought all kinds of creatures to her doorstep, including but not limited to: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, a pony, and a goat.
She loved to travel and spent most of her free time at her vacation home in Key West, Florida. She also traveled extensively around the world to places like Hawaii, Ireland, England, Burma, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
As her disease progressed and mobility became limited, Candy maintained her love of life and passed that on to everyone she met. Her indomitable spirit and life-of-the-party attitude was enjoyed by all.
Candy made the decision a long time ago to donate her body to science to further scientific research. She donated her body through the Humanity Gifts Registry, and will continue to contribute to scientific learning even after her death.
She left a great void in all of our hearts. But we know she would want us to take a page out of her book and embrace this life with a laugh and a cocktail!
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, at 3:30 PM at St. Monica Church, 63 Main Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312. Contributions can be made in her name to Wills Eye Hospital or to St. Jude Hospital.