At the beginning of the non-religious funeral service, “Captain Toms” version of the soccer anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was played, with which he stormed the charts last year – just one of the late hero’s many triumphs. He recorded the song with British singer and actor Michael Ball and an NHS choir.
Several family members paid tribute to Moore as a caring and exemplary father and grandfather. His daughter Lucy Teixeira said that he always encouraged his relatives to do their best. “This is what you did last year when you raised a fortune for the NHS by walking into the hearts of the nation.”
No cardboard box
“My sister and I planned the funeral my father wanted,” Teixeira told the British PA news agency before the ceremony. Your father made it very clear how he envisioned his funeral. But she was unable to fulfill one wish: “If it could have been put in a cardboard box instead of a tree being felled, then it would have done that,” said Teixeira. But it is planned that several trees will be planted in his honor, she reported.
At the end of the ceremony, a trumpeter said goodbye to Moore with the military signal “Last Post”. His ashes are said to be buried in a family grave in the northeastern English county of Yorkshire.