Former Corrie actor Nigel Pivaro, who played Terry Duckworth, will speak at bill Tarmey's funeral.
Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria, will also give an address.
Bill's family have asked for any donations made in his name to go to the charity Brain Tumour Research. He quit the soap in 2010 to spend more time with his son, who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.
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