A FORMER production manager with the Warrington Guardian has died aged 55 after a battle with cancer.

Glenn Farrar, who lived in Grappenhall, had been due to marry fiancée Jaqui in June this year. They had been together for 17 years.

He was at church hearing the banns being read on Sunday, January 20, when later that day he was taken ill and was rushed to Warrington Hospital suffering from pneumonia. He died the next day.

His brother Garry said: “He wanted to live every day, he never wanted cancer to beat him. He was getting married and had everything to live for.

“Everyone who met Glenn loved him, and he loved life. He was an amazing story teller and a very funny man.”

Glenn worked for the Guardian for more than 25 years starting as a compositor in the old offices in Sankey Street. His father Brian also worked for the company as did his grandfather Harold Pester.

The family lived on Lovely Lane before moving to Grappenhall. Glenn was a pupil of Beamont High School where he passed 7 A-levels.

He moved to Birkenhead to work for Guardian’s sister title the Wirral Globe before leaving newspapers and working with his brother Garry at World of Beds, next to The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

His funeral will take place at St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall on Friday at 10.30am and afterwards at Walton Crematorium.

Donations should be made to Myeloma UK.