Joan Margaret Russell
1922 - 2013
On 30th June 2013 peacefully at Ashcroft Nursing Home, Joan aged 91 years formerly of Spring Valley Square. Beloved wife of the late Clifford, much loved mum of Susan, Linda, Chris and Marie and a devoted gran and great-gran.
On 30th June 2013 peacefully at Ashcroft Nursing Home, Joan aged 91 years formerly of Spring Valley Square. Beloved wife of the late Clifford, much loved mum of Susan, Linda, Chris and Marie and a devoted gran and great-gran. Family and friends wishing to attend Joan's funeral were invited to meet at the private chapel of Gateway Funeral Services, Southfield Terrace, Birkenshaw for a celebration of Joan's life on Wednesday 10th July at 11.15 a.m. which was followed by a private cremation. Donations in memory of Joan were given to Kirkwood Hospice.
Dale, Carl and Michael Carcione
Although we lived so far away from each other, I always cherished the brief and few visits we had together. My childhood memories of those visits are filled with many happy times, making ginger cake (?moggie), collecting fire wood and going for walks with you. You were a strong and inspiring women, with a bit of a cheeky side. I'm sorry you didn't get to meet baby Michael as I know he would have loved you as much as we did. I will make sure he knows all about you as he grows. We will miss you very much. Lots of love Dale, Carl and Michael
One of my favourite memories of Gran was when she came to stay the year I started high school. I was terrified and didn't know anyone and I remember she told me that I shouldn't expect people to come up and talk to me if I didn't bother to talk to them. I took her advice and made my first friend the very next day. I loved her honesty and her cheekiness. I love you Granny and I'm sorry I didn't get to see you again before you passed. xxx
Oh grandma there is so much to say about you.. You were always so cheeky and just loved to speak to everyone! My best memory of you was when I came over a couple of years ago and took you and aunty Florence out for the day to the park and then to the pub for lunch and a shandy ! I love you lots grandma and am glad you went peacefully with a lot of the family by your side!! Rest in peace with grandad. I wish I could have seen you again but I'm happy you are now in peace. Love you always and forever Lucy xoxo
A gentle lady who loved her kids & grandchildren (and gave her son-in-law a hard time). Rest in peace Mum.
When I came to visit, I loved catching the bus with you to Dewsbury. It cost 20p for pensioners after 9am, and we would go on a Wednesday morning for a wander through the markets and for a cup of tea in that tearoom upstairs. You would hold my arm as we walked and we would laugh and be silly together. I can hear your cheeky, girlish giggle. "Do you want owt?" you would ask me, over and over and over again. And you would talk to everyone - stall holders, other old ladies, children, everyone. I loved how you did that and it makes me smile when I catch myself doing it too. I'll never forget your fried egg sandwiches, the Yorkshire pudding with onion gravy, the moggy and the endless cups of tea. I'll never forget that time you struggled through a plate of nachos, your crazy driving directions - "Follow that car. No! Not that car!" - or watching you fall asleep in your chair as we watched a mid-afternoon episode of Antiques Roadshow. They don't make them like you any more, Gran. Tough, stoic, resilient in the face of war, the Depression and everything else life threw your way. I remember one day seeing you hold Grandad's face in your hands and just gaze into his eyes - there was so much love in that wordless exchange; may you be with him now. I love you Gran. Clare xxooxx
I'll always remember gran as someone who was never afraid to express her opinion on anything and give off a cheeky laugh. I will always love you gran and I hope you are at peace with grandad