MOUNTED police escorted the funeral procession of a popular Cudworth woman who ‘made a huge impact on many lives’.

June Fletcher died aged 62 on May 8 after a battle with pancreatic cancer and her funeral was held last Friday.

As a mark of respect after June and her family had long-time connections with the mounted police force, two officers and their horses escorted the procession for a stretch of their route to Barnsley Crematorium.

Her husband Roland Fletcher said: “Me and my daughter Gabrielle, who is an officer for West Yorkshire Police, would like to thank South Yorkshire Police’s mounted section for escorting June and the procession to the end of Carrs Lane.

“On arrival at Barnsley Crematorium, she was welcomed by around 180 to 200 people which shows the huge impact she made on many lives.

“June fought a brave battle with pancreatic cancer after being diagnosed in February last year.

“Donations at the crematorium were collected to be sent to Pancreatic Cancer UK and we collected £794.61.”

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