Leeds born soap legend Liz Dawn to be laid to rest tomorrow

REST IN PEACE, LIZ: The star is pictured receiving her honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University (then Leeds Met) in 1998.  Photo: Harold Holborn
REST IN PEACE, LIZ: The star is pictured receiving her honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University (then Leeds Met) in 1998. Photo: Harold Holborn
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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.

Celebrating Coronation Street's 35th anniversary, at the Granada TV studios in Manchester. Photo: Dave Kendall.

Celebrating Coronation Street's 35th anniversary, at the Granada TV studios in Manchester. Photo: Dave Kendall.

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.

With screen husband Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) at  Blackpool Illuminations  in 1996.

With screen husband Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) at Blackpool Illuminations in 1996.

In a statement, her family said: “She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.”

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