A former Mayoress of Wigan is being mourned.
Joan Pye was first lady to husband Ken when he was in office at the town hall in 1997-98. She died on August 8, a spokesman for Wigan Constituency Labour Party announced, extolling her as a long standing party member.
Her funeral will take place at 11am on Thursday August 22 at Wigan Parish Church followed by a town hall reception.
There is a request for family flowers only and any donations should be made by cheque payable to Gillian Pye for donation to Cancer Research.