Reds cof­fin send-off for foot­ball su­per-fan

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ALIVERPOOL FC su­per-fan was car­ried to his fu­neral in a Reds-themed cof­fin.

Christo­pher Howe, for­merly of Col­lege Court, Ac­cring­ton, passed away on Oc­to­ber 8, around two years af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with sar­coma.

The 26-year-old was a de­vout Liver­pool FC fan and was look­ing for­ward to trav­el­ling to An­field to see the sta­dium and the play­ers be­fore he died.

His fu­neral ser­vice was held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Crowds gath­ered out­side The Rail­way pub in Ac­cring­ton to give a warm ap­plause as the fu­neral cortege car­ry­ing the late for­mer Broad­field Spe­cial School pupil pulled up out­side. The cortege then made its fi­nal jour­ney to the cre­ma­to­rium, where a fi­nal farewell was given to Christo­pher.

Sarah Bar­ton, of Bar­ton and Hall­worth Fu­neral Ser­vice, said: “As Christo­pher sadly didn’t get to travel one last time to An­field as he was too poorly, fu­neral di­rec­tor Paul Bar­ton made sure An­field came to him by plac­ing him in a be­spoke de­signed Liver­pool FC cas­ket.”

Christo­pher Howe’s fu­neral cas­ket had a Liver­pool FC theme

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