TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bolton man who lost his battle with cancer.

Pete Hill died at home on October 20, aged 60.

His partner of 16 years Elizabeth Kaminsk was by his side, and said that he will be ‘truly missed’.

 The Bolton News:

Liz said: “Pete was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in July this year and died last month.

“It took over quite quickly and he has been taken too soon.”

Peter was Bolton born and bred and was proud of his home town.

He was well-known for setting up the I belong to Winter Hill and surrounding areas Facebook group.

He was a keen fell runner and would spend his time at Winter Hill.
Liz said: “Pete was alway fit and healthy. He ran for miles and his passion was fell running.

“He was well-known and was quite a character, he was mischievous and fun and liked to have a good laugh.”

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Peter leaves behind his two brothers, David and Michael.

He also leaves his colleagues at Booth Engineering, the Bolton-based firm where he worked for several years.

Peter was also a member of Horwich RMI Harriers & Athletics Club.
Fellow runner Paul Massey paid tribute. He said: “I first met Pete at the Pendle Fell race probably around ten years ago and very quickly realised he had a real zest for life and loved running. 

“I also met him again when he was the Greater Manchester Fell Captain in Wales in 2015 at the mountain running championships. He will be sorely missed.”

His funeral will take place on Monday. The hearse will leave Pete’s home in Horwich at 1.35pm and will be taking the route over the tops along Chorley Old Road and down Old Kiln Lane so Pete can have one last trip over Winter Hill. 

Anyone unable to attend the funeral but wanting to pay their respects is welcome to find a socially-distanced spot between the Blundell Arms and Bob’s Smithy Inn between 1.35pm and 2pm .