Crowds: Fans were gathered across the town as the funeral procession made its way through the centre of Blackpool Erin then read the poem Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep, before elder sister Linda asked mourners to take time and reflect on their memories of Bernie.
Johnstone in 1998—2000 , Hannah Owens in 2008—2009 and Mama Morton in 2012.
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She is also known for her marriage to actor and EastEnders star Shane Richie.
Bernie's elder sisters Anne and Linda were both diagnosed with breast cancer, but recovered.
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Her stint on the game was to raise money for charity, including Alzheimer's and children's charities.
There were moments of sobbing then moments of chatting.