The family of Tommy Sale have thanked the people of Leigh and Leigh Centurions for their support since his death on January 3.
A statement issued through the Centurions read: “Jean, Ronnie and the family of the late Tommy wish to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who helped and supported them prior to and after the funeral in so many different ways.
“Especially to Sue and Jill from Westeria Care, whose love and support enabled Tommy to stay in his own home as long as he did, special thanks also to the staff of High Peak Nursing Home, Kenyon for their loving care, especially Kate and Sharron.
“Thank you also to our family and friends, to the staff at L.R.L.F.C, Leigh Sports Village, as well as the rugby fraternity who were there to help us during our period of mourning.
“To the vicars of Leigh Parish Church, Christ Church Pennington and St Peter’s Church for their ministration of service, to Andy Burnham M.P, Lord Peter Smith on behalf of the Wigan Council, Mike Latham, Director of Leigh Centurions, Forget Me Not Florist and Leigh Centurions Supporters for making the funeral a truly memberable occasion.
“As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually for all the cards, messages and generous donations, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation.
“We are indebted to you all especially Paul Dainton Funeral Directors, Sheila and staff for their caring, dignified and professional service.”
Hundreds attended the funeral of Mr Sale at Leigh Parish Church last Friday.