19 May 1930 - 21 Oct 2017
Date added: 7 Dec 2017
Joan passed away on Saturday 21st October 2017. She was an amazing Mum, Grandma and Great-Grandma. She was also an amazing wife, if only for 10 short years before her beloved Keith passed away some 54 years ago.....many years before her.
Guide Dogs for The Blind have always been special to Joan as her own Father went blind and the Royal Society of The Blind (as it was known at the time) were very supportive towards him. They provided him with a Robert's Radio, talking books and other aids to assist him.
Joan's sister, Lilian, trained Guide Dog puppies over in Rossendale for many years for the same reason. So, Joan always had a passion for this charity.
This passion was deepened when she also had 'grand-dogs' - three Labradors in the form of Kim, Phoebe and Molly. She used to marvel at how wonderful Labradors' natures were, how trainable they were, how loyal they were, how loving they were.....the list goes on! Joan always maintained that these qualities in Labradors made them perfect for training as a companion dog for a person with blindness or vision impairment. She would say how wonderful they were to give someone back their independence, their life and their reason for living. So, whenever Joan had any pennies to spare, they would always be for The Guide Dogs for The Blind.
Joan's adoring family have set up this page as Joan's last wish was, "Family flowers only at the funeral and donations to Guide Dogs for The Blind." We wish to remember her here on her anniversary, for this very reason.
Rest in peace, treasured Joan. Loved by us all and everyone who met you. Smile and We Will Look for You in Rainbows.