THE first words in a condolence book for Mohammad Parvaiz were written by his son, Mohammad Ismaeel, now 13.
He also lit a candle in memory of his father.
It marked the start of Mr Parvaiz's funeral last August. Hundreds of people then signed the book.
A book of condolence at St John's Church in Golcar was again signed by hundreds of people.
The Rev Mark Umpleby, the then Vicar of North Huddersfield, said: "It was extremely moving when Ismaeel lit the candle and signed the book.
"The tragedy brought the whole community together."
That view was echoed by the Canon Martyn Crompton, Vicar of Golcar, who said the Golcar church community and the Muslim community in Birkby had forged strong links after the murder.
He said: "It showed that both Christians and Muslims believe the power of love can face evil and tragedy and stop more evil and tragedy from coming out of it.
"This love includes the power of forgiveness."