A TEENAGER described as “perfect and awesome” by his mother has been given an emotional farewell.
Heartfelt tributes were paid to David Sagar, 17, as he was laid to rest at Carleton Crematorium.
Hundreds of mourning family and friends attended the service following the former Bispham High School pupil’s death on Friday, March 30, when he fell in to the sea opposite Gynn Square.
David, from Lewtas Street, Blackpool, was playing on the sea wall when he fell backwards in to the water.
The crowds present at his funeral, including his mother Anne-Marie, 34, and sister Alicia, 15, entered the crematorium to Everybody’s Free from the film Romeo and Juliet.
Ms Sagar said: “David was perfect in every way.
“He grew in to a very special boy and was highly protective of me and Alicia and he was the man of the house.
“David was funny smart, good looking and awesome.
“He was loved by everyone and he always did whatever he could for his friends.
“He was a very loving son and often told me he loved me.”
The teenager had recently completed his GCSEs and had aspirations to follow in his mother’s footsteps and become a teacher.
Throughout the service, David was described as someone who always put his family and friends first, and would frequently drop everything to go and see anyone who required his friendship.
Alicia Sagar, David’s sister, also spoke about her brother at the service, which ended with an applause.
She added: “He was one of a kind and if someone tried, they could never be like him.
“People assumed we were just best friends.
“When he passed away people were e-mailing me and writing on Facebook saying ‘I’m sorry to hear about your best friend.’
“I still don’t believe he will never come back.
“Everyday I sit in the dining room waiting for him to come downstairs, even though it’s nine or 10 at night.
“I know you always liked my singing, so when I have the courage, I will get on the stage and sing for you.”
Reverend Stef Dnistrianskyj urged the congregation to never forget David.
He added: “I guess your lives still feel pretty much upside down and you’re never sure when normal will return. I knew David was very well connected to his friends.
“He could read something on Facebook in the middle of the morning and if someone needed him he would go.
“That’s the way his life worked – he was very important – and it’s important we are here today.”