When is Liz Dawn’s funeral, how did she die, where is Salford Cathedral and will the Coronation Street cast attend?


THE nation shed a tear when British treasure Liz Dawn sadly passed away.

The much-loved Coronation Street star, who played Vera Duckworth in the hit soap, died aged 77 in September 2017 – here’s what you need to know about her funeral…

 Liz Dawn was known for playing Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street

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Liz Dawn was known for playing Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street

When and where is Liz Dawn’s funeral?

Liz Dawn will be remembered at her funeral in Manchester today (October 6, 2017).

It will be held at Salford Cathedral.

The Cathedral can be found at 250 Chapel St, Salford, M3 5LL.

The service is due to get underway at 2pm.

It will start with a requiem mass and holy communion service followed by a private family committal.

Who will attend Liz Dawn’s funeral?

The cast of Coronation Street will join family and fans for Liz’s funeral.

A statement from her family said: “We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn.

“Liz died peacefully last night at home with her loving family around her.

“She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.”

 Liz was a national treasure

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Liz was a national treasure

Who was Liz Dawn?

Liz was in Coronation Street for 34 years – after first joining in 1974 – before quitting the cobbles through ill-health in 2008.

She made a one-off return appearance as Vera in 2010 for the final scenes of her on-screen husband Jack Duckworth, played by Bill Tarmey – who passed away in 2012.

The pair had become an iconic Corrie couple over the years, and fans across the nation wept as they saw them reunited one final time.

She leaves behind four children and her husband Donald Ibbetson, who she married in 1965.

 She sadly passed away in September 2017

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She sadly passed away in September 2017

How did Liz Dawn die?

Liz passed away after a long battle with lung condition emphysema.

She had recently been restricted to a wheelchair and had been housebound for weeks before her death.

In June she had surgery linked to a heart condition and had to miss the wedding in Italy of grandson Thomas Borso, 29, and Alice Coughlin — the 27-year-old niece of Corrie’s Debbie Rush.

At the time she said: “I’ve got no energy but once the operation is done I will be looking forward to being as back to my normal self and getting my energy back.”

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