03/05/2016 10:22 BST | Updated 03/05/2016 12:23 BST

‘Emmerdale’ Spoilers: Edna Birch’s Funeral Leaves Villagers Emotional

One Dales resident will struggle to cope as the funeral takes place.

‘Emmerdale’ viewers will need the tissues at the ready next week, when Edna Birch’s funeral scenes are aired.

The village will say farewell to the long-term resident, who has been written out of the soap following the death of actress Shirley Stelfox, who played her.

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Harriet leads the mourners 

The friends will gather outside the church and share fond memories of Edna, as Harriet leads the coffin into the church.

However, it all gets a bit much for Sandy and when he leaves, too upset to say goodbye, his son Ashley follows him.

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Sandy struggles to say goodbye to his friend

Meanwhile, the ceremony continues as Pearl reads her own tribute, before a choir begins singing.

Shirley played Edna until her death in December 2015, and since then, bosses have been working on her final storyline.

These ‘Emmerdale’ scenes air on Friday 13 May. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here

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