Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Friday 22nd July 2022

Service Details:
Joan's funeral service will be held at St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium. The service at St Bartholomew's church at 1.00pm will be live streamed via facebook. To watch please like and follow 'Champ Funeral Services' on Facebook. The committal at Accrington Crematorium will be live streamed through the webcam service at 2.20pm. To login please visit and enter the following username and password: Username: rogu6742 Password: 655163

Joan Bond

Suddenly in hospital on 25th June 2022, Joan aged 80 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved wife of David, loving mum of Gary, dear mother-in-law of Jackie, cherished grandma of Jennifer and her partner Cameron, William and great-grandma of Ophelia Lily.

Joan was born and raised in Great Harwood where she was a well known and loved face in the local community. She spent many years working as a machinist at Oxo where she was a well respected member of the working team, making many good friends along the way.¬† Joan was the most amazing cook and her meat pie held legendary status within the family. She was a life long member of St Bartholomew’s Church along with her husband David who she shared the most amazing 60 years of marriage with. Joan loved holidays and over the years she has travelled across the globe enjoying many trips to West Virginia visiting her pen friends Mary and Jim who also enjoyed many trips to the UK to visit Joan and David.
Most of all, Joan was a devoted family lady who adored spending time with her nearest and dearest.

Family flowers only please, donations are being received in memory of Joan on behalf of St Bartholomew’s Church. Please send donations to the funeral directors (cheques payable to ‘St Bartholomew’s and St John’s Church Great Harwood’) also a donation box will be available on the day.


Please feel free to leave a message for Joan’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]


Messages for the family of Joan Bond



Mum Thanks for everything you were the most kindest and considerate mother I will miss you every day and I will never be able to replace the hole you have left in my life, I will never stop loving you and will miss you every day for the rest of my life. Rest in peace and I will be reunited with you one day and look forward to that lots of love forever and until we meet again I love you always and forever You for ever loving son Gary.


Enid Bilton 

I was sad to hear the news of Joans passing & Dave has been in my thoughts & prayers since. She had waited so long for the operation that should have brought a new lease on life. God Bless.


Kathleen Sotheran ( nee bond)

Rest in peace antie joan up here in Durham we would say you were one classy lassy xxxxxx


Denise and Keith Murray

Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of Joan, Wife of David and Mum to Gary. We had only met her on a few occasions but she was a lovely lady who will every muched missed by her family and many friends. Thinking of you all at this difficult time, with love and prays x


Lynn Thompson

The shock of losing you has to yet subside. Cousin to my Mum and Godmother to me, you were and always will be my ‘Auntie’ Joan. Now you are gone and I feel so empty. Thank you for your love and understanding over the years and some of the happiest childhood memories I have, they will stay with me until the end of my days. Rest in Peace. Lynn xx


Olwen Sudders

Sending love and prayers.


Dorothy and Geoff Spencer

Joan was my friend for more than 60 years, We shared many laughs and a few tears. She was helpful, thoughtful and more than just kind. Always ready to listen and offer advice. I will miss you my dear friend and our years of good times, but the memories will always be here in my mind. So God bless you Joan, rest in peace, you are one of the best. Love from Dorothy and Geoff xxx