THE funeral of Leeds-born Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn is being held tomorrow (Friday).
A requiem mass and holy communion service will take place at Salford Cathedral in Greater Manchester, starting at 2pm.
The service is being conducted by Father Brendan Curley, the former Dean of Salford Cathedral, and will be followed by a private family committal.
Liz’s loved ones have requested that donations be made in her memory to the British Lung Foundation and Breast Cancer Care UK. Flowers are also welcome. Born in Burmantofts in 1939, Liz starred as Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for more than 30 years.
She was diagnosed with the incurable lung disease emphysema in 2005 and left the programme that made her famous three years later.
The dedicated charity fundraiser and mother-of-four died peacefully at home last Monday. She was aged 77.
In a statement, her family said: “She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.”