Dave Myers arranged funeral plans before death with one wish

Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers had meticulously planned his own funeral before his passing, with a particular wish for his guests. The BBC personality, who died at the age of 66 following a cancer diagnosis, had already arranged the details for his final send-off.

He desired for mourners to “loosen up” following the main service, specifying that his coffin should be carried out to The Scorpions’ “The Best is Yet To Come” to uplift everyone’s spirits. Dave expressed his wish to be remembered as someone who always embraced life and encouraged others to strive for their aspirations without limitations.

In a 2014 article by Rob McGibbon, Dave outlined his vision for the ceremony, stating: “I’d like vodka martinis served before a church service to get everyone loosened up. To begin, I’d have a reading of Blake’s ‘Innocence’, then Vaughan Williams’ ‘Lark Ascending’ to evoke tears.”

“I would be carried out to ‘The Best is Yet To Come’ by The Scorpions, a lively rock anthem to uplift everyone. I’d prefer a traditional burial as I’m not keen on all that cremation stuff. For the wake, I will provide a spread of meat and potato pie and chips, along with some quality wines.”

He also imparted his life philosophy, saying: “Just have a go and never limit your ambitions. Aim for the moon and you might just get there. As my dad used to say, ‘You’ve got to fill in your coupon, or you’ll never win the Pools’,” as reported by the Mirror.

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