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Civic funeral confirmed for former Preston Council leader Peter Rankin

Posted on - 13th June, 2018 - 4:51pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News

Peter Rankin pictured during building work in the new Preston Market Hall

Peter Rankin pictured during building work in the new Preston Market Hall

Peter Rankin’s life will be celebrated at a funeral being held at Preston Minster.

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The twice former leader and honorary Alderman of Preston City Council passed away on Sunday 10 June following a six-month battle with a brain tumour.

His family warmly welcomes all who wish to attend to join them in remembering Peter Rankin at the service being held at Preston Minster.

Read more: Former Preston council leader Peter Rankin dies after brain cancer battle

Peter, 67, was the leader of Preston City Council from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2011 – May 2018.

Peter’s brain cancer was diagnosed in November last year and he stood down temporarily in December 2017 to undergo surgery.

The civic funeral will be taking place on Monday 25 June at 11.30am.

In lieu of flowers, Peter’s family have asked for donations to be made to Rosemere Cancer Centre or Marie Curie.

You can leave your tributes to Peter Rankin in the comments or you can email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk if you have a longer comment you would like to leave and be part of a a tributes piece

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