CROWDS of people lined the streets outside Cannon Street Baptist Church, Accrington, to pay their last respects to Clive Moss, who was crushed to death by a bus in an horrific accident.
The auto-electrician died after he was trapped between a 12.5 tonne coach, which he had just finished working on, and a parked car at a yard in Coastlinks Express on the West End Business Park in Oswaldtwistle.
The 45-year-old, of Claremont Road Accrington was devoted to his wife Kim, sons Chris and Nick and stepson, Mark Whalley, who he treated like his own.
Kim was inconsolable and broke down as her husband's coffin was carried into the church where the couple had married just two years before.
The service was led by the Rev Roy Parker who had also officiated at the pair's wedding.
He recalled the time he had spent with them at wedding rehearsals and told how Clive had pulled his leg.
Kim chose to have recordings of songs played in place of hymns and picked two tracks which were favourites for her and Clive.
The congregation sat in silence as Always and Forever by Heatwave was played at the beginning of the service and Clive's family sobbed as Endless Love was played as a final reminder of the fun-loving husband and dad they knew.
Mr Parker paid tribute to a man who lived life to the full. He told how Clive, known as Mossy, lived for the day, always saying: "Enjoy today because you don't know what will happen tomorrow."
He spoke of a "wind-up merchant" who loved to pull his friends' legs but who could always take a joke as well, and described Clive as "a man who brightened up the lives of everyone he knew."
He also paid testament to the many friends that Clive had made during his lifetime, through work, at the Oaklea Club, where he was a member, and through his sporting activities.
Mr Moss was described as "football-mad". He was a keen Manchester United fan and also enjoyed playing snooker. The church service was followed by burial at Great Harwood Cemetery.