Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Monday 19th July 2021

Service Details:
Joan's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Joan Slynn

Peacefully on Friday 9th July 2021 following a short stay in hospital surrounded by her loving family, Joan aged 86 years, formerly of Rishton. The dearly loved wife of Robert (Bob), devoted mother of the late David, a much loved and treasured grandma of Andrew, Catherine and Abigail, cherished great-grandma of Joshua, Lucia, Eliza and Joey.

Joan will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.

Joan spent her working life working with children for Lancashire County Council, with her naturally caring personality, Joan was very popular within her working role. She was the most doting grandma and great grandma and loyal friend to all she knew. Joan loved to travel with her husband Bob, together they have travelled across the globe making many special memories. An avid cricket fan, Joan was a regular face and former member at Rishton Cricket Club, Joan was also a member of Rishton and Great Harwood Soroptimist. Tragedy struck Joan’s family 24 years ago when she lost her dear son David and since then she has taken on the parent roll to her grandchildren.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in Joan’s memory on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society. To make a donation, please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


Please feel free to leave a message for Joan’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Joan Slynn


Faraz Ali

Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.


Andrew Foster

Thinking of you all at this sad time, all our love and God bless, sleep tight x


Heather & Mark

Our deepest condolences to all Joans family. We had the honour & pleasure to have shared a part of Joans life. She was a very special lady who will be greatly missed & never forgotten. God bless you & keep you safe until we meet again. xxxx


James Long

May she rest in peace xxx


Liam Kay

Rest in peace ???? x


Andrew West

My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.


Sophie Wohlters

I’m sure you enhanced your lovely Grandma’s life so much by just being in it. I’m sure Joan would of had the best memories to last a life time. Rest in peace Joan x


Mrs Joanne Fairweather

Joan you were a truly inspirational lady who has been in my life for as long as I can remember. You will be greatly missed by your loving and friends but rest in peace with lots of love.


Melissa, Saj & Family.

Thinking of you all at this incredibly sad time. So very sorry. Sleep tight Joan xx


Elsie and Colin Johnson

Thinking of you all at this sad time we have special memories of Joan and Bob love from us both xx


Tom Matthews

Send my love and more to the entire family. Andrew told me plenty about this lovely lady. RIP ❤️


Raj (taxi)

So sad to hear the loss of your beloved grandma may her soul rest in peace and condolences to all the family.


Mark, Alex & Family

Thinking of you all at this incredibly sad time, so very sorry for your loss. RIP Joan xx


Dinah Nic Aaron and Brenda

A lovely lady in life and a lovely lady in our memories. Our thoughts are with her family.


Gillian Woods

Our thoughts and sympathies are with you all. I have lots of happy memories of Joan, she was a mentor to me, encouraging me in my career and also a good supportive friend, especially when I failed to turn up for work at Manchester Rd. D.N. after my hen night before my wedding. Thank you Joan you will always be remembered.


Edna Tinsley

Joan was a lovely lady friend and neighbour to my mum for many years Joan will be sadly missed, sleep peacefully Joan. Edna, daughter Edna and Carl xxx


Catherine Hoyle

My Grandma, My Queen, My everything. My heart is broken words cant describe how much I am going to miss you. You were simply the best. I will love you forever. Sleep tight Grandma and watch over me. All my love forever and always xxx.


Carl Tinsley

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Nan, as I know Joan was a special person in your life. May the many happy memories that you made together be a consolation at this time and the times ahead. I send you my sincere condolences and sympathies.


Janet, Colin, Colin Junior, Vanessa, Kenny, Caroline, Lee and family 

Our deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time. A beautiful lady who will be fondly remembered us all. xxx


Nicola Moores

Rest in peace Aunty Joan, a very special Lady who will be missed. I’m so privileged to have had u as my godmother , sending love to all the family xx


Abigail Slynn

You was the best Grandma I could have ever asked for, there are simply no words to express how much I will miss you. Thank you for everything you have ever done for me. I will always remember all our special memories we shared. Love you lots Gran Rest in Peace xxxxxx


Sara Knagg-Whiteley

I’ll always remember the first time I spoke to Joan, such a lovely lady. From my family to you all my condolences.


Sheila and George Jackson and family

Condolences to you all on this sad day from all the Jackson Family.


Adele, Ken & Poppy

We were so sorry to hear the news about Joan. Sending love to you all. Whilst she is gone from your lives she will always be there in your hearts.


Graham Norris & Family

To Bob and Family, sending our deepest condolences, God Bless.