An avid supporter of the Beck Theatre was given a musical send-off at his funeral last Thursday.
Jack Bennett, who died on February 20 aged 87, had been to the theatre well over 1,000 times and was very popular among staff.
A recording of Glenn Miller's band Moonlight Serenade accompanied the coffin as it was carried into the service, while In The Mood was played as mourners filed out of the chapel at Breakspear Crematorium at the end of the service.
The service, which was taken by Tracey Hatch from the Spiritualist Church Inspirational Dreams, based in Long Lane, Hillingdon, where Jack was a member, included the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful and a poem, Many Winters by Nancy Wood, which summed up Jack's place in many people's hearts.
Former managers, present and past staff, Beck Youth Theatre members, volunteers, family and friends, packed the chapel in Breakspear Road, Ruislip, to pay their last respects to the popular theatre-goer who had his own person-alised seats at the Beck in Hayes.
He and his late wife Olive were given an engraved glass bowl in 1994 and a key to give them the freedom of the Grange Road theatre on their 1,000th visit.
Ms Hatch said Mr Bennett, who lived in Leybourne Road, Hillingdon, came from Brighton, served in the army, was a draughtsman and worked for the electricity board.
She said: "He was caring, generous and loved life. Jack wanted this service to be uplifting so we can smile as we remember him.
"He has given many gifts of himself to us which can't be taken away."