MORE than 600 people attended the funeral in Knutsford last Wednesday of celebrated piper John Rooney.

John, who died at the age of 61, was born in Ireland and lived in Southport.

His funeral took place at the Methodist Church in Knutsford, the same church where the funeral of his son Felix , 33, took place four years ago.

John's youngest daughter Kathleen told the Guardian that John and his son Felix were buried in adjacent plots in Knutsford cemetery.

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John Rooney and his son Felix

The photographs of the funeral cortege and mourners attending the funeral were sent to us by Knutsford resident David Bryant.

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