THE funeral of a ‘really well-loved’ councillor who died suddenly was held yesterday.

Hulton ward representative Darren Whitehead died on November 13, aged 49.

Family, friends, fellow councillors, and town hall staff attended his funeral at St Vincent De Paul Church, in Over Hulton.

Cllr Linda Thomas said: “Darren was really well-loved in the community and there were many friends, councillors and colleagues that turned out to pay their respects — that was the feeling that ran through the service.

“He will be missed, but there is no doubt he will be remembered by everyone who knew him.”