A private family service and interment will be held.
Peacefully in hospital on 5th September 2020, Joan aged 91 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted wife of the late Raymond, loving mother of Elizabeth, cherished grandmother of Laura and Theo, great-grandmother of Alfie, Luna and Hugo, and also a much loved relative and friend to many.
Joan spent her working life as a teacher, her work was her vocation and she spent time teaching at All Saints, St Andrew’s and later at St Nicholas. She was a well known and much loved local lady. She was a talented cook and baker and her family and friends would always look forward to her delicious treats. Joan was an avid reader with a sharp mind especially when it came to topics such as politics, religion, and society in general she had strong views on these subjects.
Joan was an active member of All Saints Church and the Mother’s Union.
In her later years Joan became very passionate about protecting the environment, recycling and climate change. She was an active lady who enjoyed her daily walks around the park up until her hospital admission.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Donations are being received in memory of Joan on behalf of Extinction Rebellion. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ bottom at the bottom of this page or send a cheque payable to Extinction Rebellion to us at Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton le Moors, Accrington BB5 5DY.
Please feel free to leave a message for Joan’s online memorial book by completing the form below.
MESSAGES for the family of Joan Jones
Councillor Tim O’Kane
|I’ve known Joan for many years and she was there right at the start of Hyndburn Prospects environmental group in 1998. She was insightful and understanding of how difficult it was to get things done but she was never daunted by it and kept myself and others up to the task, always querying what was happening in her home town and perhaps more importantly what wasn’t. She always had the time of day for me whenever we met in Mercer Park and I for her. A devoted family woman she will be missed in the community of Clayton Le Moors.|
|With lovely memories of a witty, intelligent, forward thinking lady.|
Mrs Miriam Lord
I have known Joan for many years firstly as a Soroptomist and then we were members of Oswaldtwistle WI. She was a lovely intelligent lady who was a pleasure to spend time with her talents and interests were many and I am sure she will be sadly missed by all. I have played bridge with Edith for sometime now and I followed Joans illness for sometime.She will be at peace now free from the endless time she must have endured. I send my condolences to you all.
Helen Gee (nee Thornton)
|I heard about Joan’s death at the annual memorial service at All Saints this afternoon, 1st November. I always looked forward to catching up with her at this service and was sad to hear the news. Joan was my godmother.|