This Is What A Fancy Dress Funeral Looks Like

Biker asked friends and family wear costumes to the service. The results were both sad and sweet.

1. Over 250 friends and family dressed up as Fred Flintstone, Superman, Batman, and a strip of bacon to attend the funeral of 42 year old Gary Pattison.

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2. Speeches contained the words ‘bacon’ and ‘discombobulated’, according to Mr Pattison’s wishes.

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3. His final message ended: ‘In the words of Warner Brothers, ‘That’s all folks!’ Enjoy and do me proud.”

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4. The biker, from Newcastle-under-Lyme died after a crash earlier this month. He outlined his wishes for the funeral in a message before he passed away.

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5. A friend of Mr Pattison’s remembered him fondly. “This great bear of a man was both the gentlest, sweetest soul and the most dry, to-the-point, sarcastic, funny person I knew.”

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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