City Hall’s flag is flying at half-mast for former Lord Mayor’s consort Donald Binney who died suddenly at home on New Year’s Day.
The bells at City Hall will toll tomorrow, when family and friends gather for a thanksgiving service for his life at Allerton Methodist Church at 10.45am.
Mr Binney was Coun Binney’s consort in 2005/6 when she was Lord Mayor.
Coun Binney, who has diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a rare muscle-wasting condition, hopes to keep up her role until the Council elections in May.
Mr Binney worked for Woolcombers in 1947 as a textile mechanic and retired in 1997 as foreman of the mechanics shop. Donations in his memory will go towards Allerton Methodist Church.
Coun Binney said: “Donald was a devoted husband who has been caring for me since I was diagnosed with MND. He was a loving father and grandfather. He excelled as consort to me.”