Star of Formby’s Embassy cinema dies aged 86
TRIBUTES have been paid to a well known Formby woman who has died aged 86.
Stephanie Foster’s funeral took place on September 10 at Southport crematorium.
Mrs Foster, who had seven great grandchildren, died on August 29.
Mrs Foster worked at The Embassy cinema in Formby during the 1940s and 50s, on the box office. She was later appointed manager of the cinema.
When The Embassy closed in 1962, she moved to Prescott with her husband to run a business.
In her retirement years Mrs Foster returned to Ainsdale. She volunteered at Southport hospital’s shop, and loved to use Formby Pool.
Formby historian Joan Rimmer, who was a lifelong friend, said: “It was at the Embassy box office where Stephanie made her mark as the gorgeous cashier who served the entire community with their tickets in the days before television. She became one of Formby’s best known faces, and was the perfect choice for the job. She was as glamorous as the stars on the silver screen as well as having a personality to match.
“She will be missed by all the Formby residents who will never forget those wonderful days at the Embo with Stephanie.”
Mrs Foster’s daughter, Sandra Cottrell, said: “Mum was my friend. She loved life, and had a good life. Many people have stopped me in the village to talk about mum.”