‘Cameron will be looking down on us all’

The funeral of Cameron Barr at Carleton Crematorium.
The funeral of Cameron Barr at Carleton Crematorium.
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It was standing room only outside Carleton Crematorium as mourners said a final farewell to Cameron Barr.

Mr Barr, a 22-year-old father of two, was killed on his motorcycle following a collision with a van on Newhouse Road, Marton, on June 10.

His funeral was held yesterday at the Crematorium.

His brother, Michael, said: “Cameron will be looking down on us and laughing.

“He had the ability to make everyone around him laugh even when they felt like crying. We are not here to mourn for Cameron’s death, that’s not what he would want us to do. He would want us to celebrate his life.

“He will be watching over us knowing how loved he is and what he has left behind.”

Mr Barr, a Manchester United fan, was born in Blackpool and attended Collegiate High School before studying construction at Blackpool and The Fylde College.

He worked in the building industry as a joiner and roofer, and had ambitions to start his own roofing business.

Leading the service, the Rev Barnie Lees said: “From an early age, he was able to fix things, whether it was cycles or washing machines.

“As a young boy he liked to tinker with pedal bikes, trying to make them go faster and making them look better. It wasn’t long until he transferred to motor bikes and cars.”

Mr Lees said Mr Barr’s family was important to him.

He added: “Cameron was his own man.

“He was only young but he had already sorted out what he wanted.

“He liked music, particularly guitar-led music, he liked MC-ing and he liked to be in the middle of things.”

Westlife’s I’ll See You Again was played during the service.