Hundreds ensure larrikin's memory will live on
PERSONAL messages from the hundreds of mourners who paid their respects to fatal crash victim Cheyne Turner-Goodman will be kept for his unborn child.
The sadness of the 21-year-old's farewell at Gregson and Weight's Caloundra chapel was punctuated with bursts of laughter as stories of Mr Turner-Goodman's larrikin exploits were shared.
His grandmother Beth Dancing Free, an authorised civil celebrant, conducted the service on Friday.
She thanked Mr Turner-Goodman's friends for their support in the days since he died at the scene of a crash on Queen St, Caloundra, on October 2.
"I never dreamt I would be standing here today saying these words," Ms Dancing Free said.
"Your presence here, each and every one of you, makes a statement just how well-loved he was."
Guests were urged to write down their memories of Mr Turner-Goodman so they could be given to his unborn child, when he or she was old enough to understand them.
Mr Turner-Goodman's partner Rebecca Dickinson made a promise to tell their baby all about him.
Her words were read out on her behalf by Ms Dancing Free.
"We will love and miss you," she said.
Mr Turner-Goodman's mother Liz Turner and father Andrew Goodman were also among those to share memories.
Some drew laughs and others drew sobs.
"You were so loyal, strong, funny (and) pesky with the heart of a lion and I love you with every fibre of my being," Ms Turner said.