Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Wednesday 29th December 2021

Service Details:
Joe's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those unable to attend. To login to the service please visit and enter the following username and password. Username: xehu8448 Password: 033396

Joe Bradshaw

Peacefully in hospital with his family by his side, on December 19th 2021, Joe aged 85 years of Gt. Harwood, formerly  of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and dearly loved husband of Doreen, loved and precious dad of Beverley and Mark, cherished grandad to Gary, Rebecca, Honey and Harry, much loved great grandad to Landon, Sienna, Callum and Stella also a dear father-in-law to Tom and Gill.

Joe married Doreen in 1958 where they started life together on Victor Street, Clayton-le-Moors. Joe loved dancing at the Ritz with Doreen and socialising at Green Howarth Golf Club with his sisters Renee and Gladys and their husbands Fred and Noel.

Throughout most of his life Joe worked as a HGV driver but also held other Jobs which included a bus driver, window cleaner and oil tank driver.

Joe enjoyed numerous holidays with Doreen and their family particularly Pontins in his earlier years and in his later years America, Paris, Austria and Italy. Joe was an avid Blackburn Rovers fan and also enjoyed nothing more than a pint and a game of Darts at the Come and Welcome club in Clayton-le-Moors

During his retirement Joe particularly loved gardening, going to Stonyhurst with Doreen to feed the ducks, having meals out with his family and spending time with his beloved cats Ollie, Suki and Lucky.

Joe was a devoted and loving husband, dad, grandad, great grandad, father-in-law and friend to many, he will be sorely missed by his family and all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in Joe’s memory to Haywill Lancashire Cats Rescue and the Alzheimers society via the donate button below.


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MESSAGES for the family of Joe Bradshaw


Julie Holden

So sorry to hear this Joe was a lovely man. He played darts back in the day with my husband Mark. Sending condolences to Doreen and the family.


Jill, Neil and Matthew Colbridge also Mick and Jean Cronshaw

Sincere condolences to Doreen, Bev, Tom, Mark, Gill and families, such sad news but Joe is at peace now. How lovely that family were by his side, thinking of you all take care.


Robin and Julie Hanson

Thinking of you all, at this sad time. Sending you all our love and special memories. Doreen, Beverley and Mark. Take care xxx


John Haworth Julie Dwyer Susan Mackey families and partners

RIP Uncle Joe condolences to the family and for your loss at this time, remember the good times and all those memories you will have growing up. Lots of love at this sad time.


Peter Cornwell

I only got to know Joe in the past 8 years when he would walk past my house on Mill Lane going shopping. I used to enjoy our talks and looked forward to seeing him, I have missed him this past 18 months due to our restricted movements and am sad at your loss but he has left me a better person for having known him.


Hazel & Michael Balban ( Duxbury)

Treasured memories of a lovely man that will stay with me always. Truly saddened by his passing. Love to you all xx


Gillian Churm

Sending love at this sad time. With happy memories of a wonderful man, and uncle.


Ged Lynch

Only just read the news. Peace plenty to you all. Every time I saw Joe he was always generous and kind. I thought the world of him when I was a wee one and still do…Much love to Doreen, please send my love..Ged X


Stephen Walker

What a great man Joe was I was good friends with Joe’s son mark back then on the est.