As the hearse made its way to St Peter's Church for her funeral at 11am, people stood by the roadside, some of them in silence, some to applaud.
Over a period of several decades, she donated large sums of money to important projects in the town, those she believed would benefit the town and its people for years to come, whether that be a lifeboat, the Mount park and pavilion, Fleetwood Hospital and many others.
Mrs Lofthouse, who died on Tuesday March 30, aged 91, was much more than a highly successful entrepreneur who helped turn the Fisherman's Friend lozenge into a global brand for her family firm Lofthouse of Fleetwood.
The Fisherman's Friend factory, on Copse Road, has been one of the most important employers in the town for generations.
As the cortege made its way down Copse Road towards the factory, nearby workmen in fluorescent jackets took off their hard hats and stood by the road to quietly watch it drive past.