Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020

Service Details:
Funeral service will be held in St John's Church, Baxenden followed by interment in the Churchyard

Joseph Dunn Hamer – Joe

Joe aged 85 years passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family after a short illness.
Cherished husband to the late Barbara, dearly loved dad of Karen and Lesley, dear father in law to John, much loved brother to Anne and uncle to Andrew, Jack, Oliver, Liz, Graham, Justine, Charlie and Harvey
Joe was born in Blackburn and was the eldest of three children .

His working life began when he was 17 and left home to join the civil service in London. It was here that he met his late wife Barbara. 
He served his national service in Northern Ireland between 1953 – 1955. and returned to work in London. 
In 1957 he moved to Gravesend Kent to work at Shell Oil Refinery. He and Barbara were married in 1958 in Gravesend. 
They returned to Lancashire in 1959 and raised their daughters and Joe worked for the civil service in Accrington.

After leaving the civil service he worked for a local pottery which he loved and later moved into the caravan industry where managed Harringtons Caravans and Read Caravans. He retired in 1997 He and Barbara were married for 50 years . 

He loved spending time with his family and thoroughly enjoyed his holidays to the Lake District, Las Vegas, Rome and to see extended family in South Wales. 
Joe enjoyed watching sport in particular rugby, snooker and grand prix racing He was a keen Accrington Stanley supporter and used to enjoy going to matches when he was able to.
Joe loved to socialise with friends and family, he was very popular and much loved by all who knew him. He will be very sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired in memory of Joe are being gratefully received on behalf on Springhill Hospice via the donate button below

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Joseph Dunn Hamer – Joe


David & Jude Harwood

With all our love and sympathy. Joe was such a lovely and kind gentleman and always so very smartly dressed . We know how much he will be missed by his loving family and send all our love to them.


Carol Davies

Dear Karen, Lesley and John, it was my privilege to know your wonderful father Joe, so kind, witty and intelligent and a true gentleman. I will never forget his kindness when I lost my own father over 30 years ago. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.


Peter and Susan Kenyon and family

We are honoured and blessed to have known your dad. He was a true friend in our lives and we will miss him. Our condolences and love to his family.


Paul and Christine Mero

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Dad. All our love and thoughts to Karen, Lesley and John.


John Carney

A Fantastic Father in Law and a Great Friend. A fine Gentleman who would never let you down. Joe it has been an honour to call myself your Son In Law. Until we meet again my Friend. Lots of Love…John


Chris and Sue Lancashire

I’m so sorry what you are going through and wish I could take your pain away. Fly high with the angels Joe you will always be the brightest star.


Anne Ford

So sorry to hear about the passing of the lovely Uncle Joe. I will cherish many happy memories of visiting and spending some special weekends in Accrington. Loved his sense of humour and could have listened to him for hours. Eleanor enjoyed having her first breakfast with him before Aunty Barbara got up and made breakfast number 2. Fondly remembered and missed. Our thoughts are with you.


Lorraine and Peter Sutter and Family

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father who was was a kind man and loved by you all. You are all in our prayers.


Alison, Mark, Luke, Laura & Noah Theaker

Joe was a wonderful man


Morton Hamer

Sorry to learn of Uncle Joe’s passing. I remember lovely memories of visiting him and Auntie Barbara when I was a kid. Never forgotten. God Bless.