MOURNERS flocked to St Peter and St Paul's Church, Rishton, to bid a fond farewell to much-loved councillor June Butler.
The Mayor of Hyndburn, Councillor Miles Parkinson, was one of many councillors who joined family and friends at the service.
It was led by the Rev Paul Smith, who was joined by former vicar, Canon Roy McCullough, and Father Martin Dowd, of St Charles' RC Church, Rishton. Police formed a guard of honour as the coffin was carried into the church.
Hymns including I Vow To Thee My Country and Thine Be The Glory were sung by the congregation, accompanied by the church choir, of which Councillor Butler had been a member.
The service was followed by cremation at Accrington.
Councillor Butler, who served the people of Rishton, for more than four years, died in the East Lancashire Hospice, following a lengthy fight against cancer.
As well as her scores of friends, she leaves her three daughters, Alyson, Nichola and Susan and grandchildren Grace and David.