JOHN ATHERTON Peacefully on 6th of July 2019, aged 85 years and of Leigh. Beloved husband of the late PAT. A loving and much loved Dad, devoted Grandad, Great Grandad, Father in Law and special friend. JOHN will be very sadly missed by all his loving family, brothers & sister and all his friends. He was well respected and liked by all who knew him. The funeral service and committal will take place at X11 Apostles on Thursday 25th of July 2019 at 12 noon and committal at Leigh Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations to The Christie & ST. James Liver Transplant Unit c/o and all enquiries to Sankey & Monks 5/7 Hope St Leigh WN7 1AQ. Telephone 01942 673171.