Funeral Service

Time: 1.30

Date: Friday 22nd January 2021

Service Details:
The funeral procession will begin at Sunnybank Service Station BL9 8HT at 1.00pm This will lead onto a private service due to current restrictions at Radcliffe Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those that are unable to attend. For login details please contact Champ Funeral Services.

Peter Michael Cunane

Passed away peacefully in Blackburn Royal Hospital on 2nd January 2021, aged 79. The deeply cherished husband to Mary, loving father to Andrew, Tracey and Mandy, devoted Grandad to Philippa, Emily, Suzie, Joshua and Chloe, lovable Great-grandad to Olivia and Elsie and much loved Father in Law to Rick, Sarah and Keith.

A close family friend once said: “If you’d ever met Peter, you knew you’d met him.”

Back in 1968, Peter built a loving family business at Sunnybank Service Station alongside his wife Mary of 56 years. Quickly he became a well known, adored member of the community. His laughter, wit and cheeky personality were recognised by all and customers soon became firm friends for life.

He was the life and soul of the party, who always had a story to tell. He cherished his family dearly and loved nothing more than when everyone could be together, especially when in a pub enjoying his favourite steak and ale pie.

Peter was an extremely proud, kind-hearted and mischievous man whose smile could light up any room. He will be extremely missed by so many.

Rest in peace big man, the laughs we had with you will be remembered forever.

Family flowers only please.

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Please feel free to leave a message for Peter’s online memorial book by completing the form below.


MESSAGES for the family of Peter Michael Cunane


Julie & Brent Miller

You where a great family man & a good & funny man to have known & been in the company of for many many years. We will remember affectionately always & forever. God Bless you Peter. Rest peacefully. 💐


Andrea & Dave Andrews

We didn’t know Peter for very long but what a lovely, friendly Gentleman he was. God Bless Peter. Our thoughts are with all the family at this very sad time. Love from Andrea & Dave Andrews


Sue and John Skinner

He was a friendly, nice man. Last we saw of him was banter about the Q5!!!


Paul Saunders

Peter always had a warm smile and brightened your day whenever you met him. My sincere sympathies to Andrew, Tracey and all of the family.


Andrew Kempster

My sincere sympathies to Andrew, Tracey and all of the family. It was a pleasure to have known Peter . RIP


Dave Winkley

Peter was one of life’s true gents. Always there with a smile and a chat. RIP Peter, you may be not with us anymore, but you will never be forgotten. Best wishes to the whole family, remember all the good times together.


Paul Whatmore

I was very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. I would usually fill up my car on a Saturday morning and end up having a long chat with Peter about every subject going. My wife could never understand why it took so long to fill the car up. I always got a proper good morning with a smile. I will miss that RIP.


Simon Riley

Having only known Peter for a couple of years it was a pleasure! He was always a joker and never failed to make me laugh! He will be missed by everyone. RIP.


Tracey Swift

I have known Peter some years through work and I just wanted to say it was a pleasure to have known him, I will miss our funny chats. RIP Peter xx


Alan and Dorothy Quine

We first met Peter in 1983 when we opened the shop in Parr Lane. He was a great character and always funny. A great pleasure to talk to We had man a laugh.


Chloe Lund

He was the best grandad and friend. The mischief he got up to drove us all crazy but he was one in a million. Made everyone laugh and now nothing will ever be the same! From sipping on your whiskey before I brought it to you and all the adventures in the summer holidays, the best memories that I will cherish forever. Fly high and look after us all. All my love always Chloe Xxx


Michael & Christine Goodchild

It was with great sadness we heard from you the day Peter passed away , we have been good friends with Peter and Mary for over 40 years , a lifetime of memories, holidays spent together as families at Gargrave and then abroad after the children grew up , lots of weekends away in hotels and lots of laughs with Peters. Antics , big and daft as Mary called him , the stories are too numerous to write here but they are in our memories, he is an irreplaceable man and they broke the mould when he was made , a much loved family man who was such a good person and we will miss him so much . R.I.P.dear and much loved friend.



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