FRIENDS and family said goodbye to Huddersfield boy Dominic Rodgers at his funeral yesterday.
Dominic, 10, died 12 days ago of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Spaines Road, Fartown, where he lived with his mother, Stacey.
The cause of the deadly gas leak is currently unknown.
Christ Church Woodhouse was packed with Dominic's relatives, neighbours and schoolfriends.
As his coffin was carried in to the church his former team-mates from Space Football Academy formed a guard of honour.
On the white coffin were a pair of red football boots and a Manchester United scarf.
Sporty Dominic dreamed of playing for United. He also supported Huddersfield Town.
The Rev Mel Garside, who conducted the service, said: "His mother wanted this to be a celebration of his life.
"He was full of life and mischief, a typical lad, and as generous as they come. He has left this world a better place for having been in it."
Mr Garside read a poem, Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, which he said was from Dominic to his mother.
Stacey also spoke at the service. She said: "He was my son, my brother and, as my friends used to say, my little husband, but now he is my angel. Thank you all for being here on this, the first day of his new life."
Mr Garside also read out messages. One, from his cousin, Coby said: "You were the best cousin in the world."
Another, from Dominic's uncle, Jason Rodgers, said: "The times we shared together I will cherish for ever. I will always love you with all my heart and soul. Sweet dreams my little angel."
Dominic's aunt, Michelle, wrote: "You were taken from us so suddenly I never got chance to tell you how much we loved you. This is not goodbye, it is a see you soon."
Dominic's aunt, Dawn, told mourners: "Keep the memories of Dominic with you and give him a little smile now and then."
Tony Caulton, head teacher at Christ Church Woodhouse School, said: "Dominic was respectful, pleasant, trustworthy, a delight to teach. He was a team player. He was a credit to his class, to the school and to Stacey. There's only one Dominic Rodgers."
Three of Dominic's favourite pieces of music were played - Where Is The Love, by the Black Eyed Peas, Glory Glory Man Utd and Baby Boy, by Big Brovaz.