Earlier this week, the marvels of modern technology allowed me to participate in my Dad's funeral. It was difficult not being there in person, but it allowed me to honour a great man and say my goodbyes.

As the camera panned the church, it was amazing to see the many people there to remember and celebrate my Dad—family, neighbours, friends, church folk, and my Dad's workmates. It was clearly apparent that Dad was well-loved and had a positive impact on many people throughout his life. I'm also thankful for the love, kindness, and support that so many have shown my family, especially my Mum.

I miss my Dad. I miss talking to him and hearing his witty banter.

Below is the audio of my eulogy and the slideshow shown at the funeral.

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Upon meeting my Dad, it wouldn't take long for you to notice his big personality. “Loud meets meekness” is how I would describe it. Though my Dad was often jovial and playful, he had this humble warmth and kindness about him that would leave most feeling uplifted and welcomed. Even when he struggled, he sought to uplift those around him – be it with a joke, a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on.