More than 300 people turned out to pay tribute to a ‘loving brother’ who lost his battle with cancer, aged just 28.
The family of Clint Houlahan, of Griffin Close, Huncoat said that they ‘overwhelmed’ with the show of support from the community at the young dad’s funeral.
The former St Christopher’s CE High School pupil was diagnosed with Epithelioid sarcoma in 2011 and in July last year he was given just 12 months to live.
His condition had deteriorated over the Christmas period and he passed away on Wednesday, February 4. His sister Zhara, 26, of Within Grove, Huncoat thanked all those who attended the funeral on Thursday, February 12.
She said: “There was so much support, there were over 300 people who attended. We were really moved by the show of support, it was lovely.
“Everyone walked the half mile from my mum’s house to the cemetery with the hearse. It didn’t feel like a funeral because, although there was sadness, everyone clubbed together and were there to support each other.”
Clint, who worked as a salesman and a joiner, leaves two-year-old son Oliver and step-son Curtis, six.