The Funeral Notice of Joan Kirkham
Joan passed away peacefully on Monday 8th January 2024 at Woodeaves Nursing home, aged 95.
The cherished wife of the late Bob Kirkham, loving mother to Yvonne & Jonathan, much loved Nan to Robert, Antony and Emma, sister of Joyce and aunt of Nigel.
Joan will be lovingly remembered for much more than just her voluntary work which has included being a junior church leader at the United Reformed Church on Antrobus street, a Congleton Borough Councillor for 13 years, the Chairman of Quinta school and also a manager on other local schools. Joan also fought with others to keep Congleton War Memorial hospital open, on Retirement helping in the Cancer Research shop and was a founder member and secretary for 17 years of Congleton Communicare. Joan went above and beyond in all she did, nothing was too much trouble, working tirelessly for Congleton, fair minded with a fantastic sense of humour, devoting herself to family and anyone else she could possibly help. Joan loved the outdoors, gardening and rambling, she will be sadly missed by family, friends and all who knew her.
The funeral will be held at Birches Crematorium, Lach Dennis, at 1pm on Thursday 1st February 2024. The family have requested only family or very close friends attend as per Joan’s wishes.
The family are truly grateful for all the kind messages of condolences and cards that have been sent in Joan’s memory.
We request that instead of flowers, donations can be made to The Christie at Macclesfield, Congleton Communicare, or Alzheimer’s charities. A donation box will be available at the service, however donations can be sent via the funeral directors.