There, of course, tears and compassion in North Sydney this afternoon as a local entertainment larrikin, Sam Ballard was laid to rest.
However, the massive crowd – screaming in the street in front of the intimate Chapel of the Chapel of the Macquarie Park Cemetery – laughed in laughter and laughter as they heard the wild story of a 29-year-old who lived to the limit.
Talented athletes died on Friday, eight years after gathering in the yard of friends in 2010, he dared to eat a gardener.
She did not feel anything at first, Sam complained of serious pain in her legs in the days that followed and soon afterwards the doctors found that she was infected with the rat's pulse.
His close friends, school principal, doctor, and family all talked in the afternoon about the funeral of that tragic moment at Sam and how it affected his death last week.
However, they all agreed, the medical battle had no merciless glint in the eyes and the desire for life away from the shameless personality of the North Shore – who kept those who knew him how to end it.
His former school friend Sam Jenkins said that it was clear that something different about Sam from the very young age – saying his close husband was "ridiculous as well as those who came."
Mr. Jenkins and others described Sam as a very loyal, gentle and kind friend who looked at everything.
"He has always found the best of every situation, no matter how dark," he told hundreds of people who gathered in Macquarie Park today – describing Sam as "drunk in life."
His friends turned to laugh yarns that attracted the laughter of the hundreds that have been shown today. Mr. Jenkins described how Sam stole his belongings when he was in Thailand and left only $ 140.
It all came after Sam fell so ill on the previous Thai trip with the boys that he had spent the whole time running the sudoku and promised to return the heroic return on the other voyage.
Instead of closing or complaining, Sam decided to lighten the situation by playing wildly amusing at his friends.
Mr. Jenkins said he gave them a Gatorade bottle and, after being drunk by his friends, he continued to look at them with a "bad smile."
They noticed that their heads were funny and they had "very small bumps" (according to Mr. Jenkins) who came from shorts. I have all over them with sexual drugs.
It was "an overly sense of humor," which his younger brother, Josh, said had triggered him in every room.
Josh stated that he did not want Sam's friends to "feel guilty for what happened that night" in 2010 and praised them for helping to worry about his brother in the forty eight years that followed.
"We love you and you are part of our wider family forever," he said.
Josh also said that his brother "chose" his time to go last week after the "final party" – cruise with those he loved.
Finally, he said he hoped his brother would "smoke darts" with their late father, hanging over to the Beatles, and getting a helpless boots on pokies.
Dr. Lewis Macken, who has overseen many of Sam's treatment since 2010, also spoke at the funeral and described how his young man's sense of humor never left.
He said that Sam's perseverance and the relentless support of his family and friends taught him and his colleagues at the Royal North Shore Intensive Care Unit a valuable life lesson through his "sand" and "champagne personality" that was always great in the toughest times.
Matt Macoustra, Sam's former director, described the talented young athlete was natural in everything he had in mind, and this manifested itself in emotional video surveillance of childhood that showed that Sam dominated the track at a young age.
Osmrtnica u Sydney Morning Herald this week said Sam's "Army of Friends" was up to the end.
"He had an army of friends and families who loved him and cared for whom he really was grateful," he read the tune. "His last days were the happiest ones and he was surrounded by a pure love."
The last words of the same were reserved for her mother, Katie. Sunday projectLisa Wilkinson, who talked to the family ahead of Sunday's news, revealed that Sam told her, "I love you."