Crowds stand in silent tribute a funeral cortege of Fisherman's Friend boss Doreen Lofthouse passes by

Fleetwood fell silent this morning as Doreen Lofthouse made her final journey.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 12:26 pm
Staff at Fisherman's Friend pay their respects

People had a chance to pay their respects when her funeral cortege passed through the town on it’s way to the service at St Peter’s Church, on Lord Street.

Following the service, with Father John Hall conducting the ceremony, burial was set to take place within St Peter’s Churchyard.

Limited numbers were expected at the church because of Covid restrictions, but there was an opportunity for people to pay their respects in a socially-distanced way as the cortege made its way to the church, via the Mount pavilion.

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Shoppers pause to remember Mrs Lofthouse

Funeral director John Byrne said: “The family wanted to include the Mount as it meant so much to her.

Mrs Lofhouse's coffin is carried to the car
Staff say a last farewell
Mrs Lofthouse takes a last journey around Fleetwood
Standing in tribute
Staff at Fisherman's Friend
The funeral cortege in town