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. To login please us the details below. Login / Order ID: 67383 Password: qabxpuqm

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.

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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.



I have fond childhood memories of family get togethers in the various homes Peter and Mary bought over the years. What a character, RIP Peter x


Paul Goodchild

The Cunane family were part of my growing up process and I will never forget the larger than life character Peter Cunane, rest in peace Peter xx


Carol & Eric Worsley

So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing always cheerful and had a laugh with everyone. Condolences to all the family and rest in peace Peter xx


Jenni Hogg

Good Night God Bless, I’m sure you’re up there having a long due catch up with Nanna. You’re an absolute legend, you will be greatly missed. Love Always, Jenni xxx


Mark Yeulett

Please accept my condolences and those of my family. Only met Peter a few times at weekends when I visited the garage, but I always found him and his lovely wife Mary to be super friendly and engaging. Peter built a great business to be proud of that has been ever present since I came to Unsworth as a 4 year old in 1971 and which continues to thrive and serve the community under Andrew, Tracey and the family. RIP



I’m lost for words really, you have inspired me from my early years. Everything I’ve ever done I’ve asked myself “what would uncle Peter do” give Mum and Dad my love. Sleep well, rest easy. God bless you always.


From all at Andrew Page

Sending our condolences at this sad time . Thank you for all your support from Sunnybank service station over the years.


Clair Herstell

To Mary and all of the family who I have considered our friends for many years, so so sorry for the loss of Peter and my dad if was here would be very saddened by the news they had a lot of memories they shared over those vast years. Too many greats have been taken over the past 12 months and now two more!! Bet they’re up there raising a glass and chatting cars!! My thoughts are with you all at this extremely difficult time. All our love Clair, Graham, Jensen, Lynden, Laila and my late dad John Richardson xxx


Jim and Pam Stone

Sunnybank will miss your your laughter and cheerfulness.


Tony & Eileen Doyle & Family

Pete was a big part of mine and my families life. He kept my van for my business on the road for 28 years. Called every day to the garage, thousands of laughs, and great memories. Rest in peace Pete. Love you, Tony Eileen Doyle and family x


Steven Beook

I’m so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. My thoughts are with you in your time of grief.


Stephen Downes

Been an absolute pleasure knowing you for the past 21 years RIP lovely man.


Lynda & Ray Cohen

Sending you all our greatest sympathy at this very sad time . Thinking of you all . Lynda Ray & Sam Cohen.


Ray and Margaret Hindle

Sadly taken too soon, will miss the moments just sitting around and putting the world (and the neighbourhood) to rights.. You became a dear friend who will be sadly and sorely missed. Sincere condolences to Mary, Andrew, Mandy and Tracy, and the rest of his beloved family. You will never be forgotten Peter. RIP.


The Butlers

Peter was a true gentleman and the number of people who turned up at the garage on Friday backed this up. I started using the garage a few years ago and I normally went in on a Saturday morning for fuel to say hello to him and have a chat. We will certainly miss his smiling happy face. God bless xx