pay (one's) last respects

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pay (one's) last respects

To show or express one's respect for someone who has died, especially by attending his or her funeral, wake, memorial service, etc. Anyone who wishes to pay their last respects to my husband is welcome to do so at the viewing this Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
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Soccer pundits Johnny Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady were among the pallbearers who paid their last respects to the broadcaster who died suddenly in his sleep this week aged 76.
HUNDREDS of mourners have paid their last respects to a young woman hailed as a heroine, who suffered fatal injuries after intervening to help two teenage girls being harassed by a male group.
HUNDREDS of mourners paid their last respects to Ford Kiernan's 12-year-old son at his funeral yesterday.
The eight men were remembered and honoured by name as families and relatives paid their last respects in a sombre ceremony today.
FRIENDS and family paid their last respects yesterday to a popular record-breaking film buff who has died.
Leaders and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sangh Parivar paid their last respects to Deshmukh.
Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects at his funeral at St Peter's Church, in York Avenue, Jarrow.
A DEVASTATED family have paid their last respects to a dad who died suddenly after suffering a sore throat.
MOURNERS paid their last respects to a Midland-based British Army dog handler killed in Afghanistan.
Police increased their presence in the area of Maranjan Hill, where local and foreign dignitaries paid their last respects for a man who oversaw four decades of relative peace before a 1973 palace coup ousted him and war shattered his country.
LANCASTER - Some 500 firefighters, law enforcement officers, co-workers, family members and friends paid their last respects to an emergency medical technician killed in a head-on collision on his way home from work.
Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids followed by a Celebration of Life at the Legion in Fairfax, where hundreds of friends, clients and industry colleagues paid their last respects.
With bowed heads and a 21-gun salute, shipmates paid their last respects to a Wasp (CV 7) Sailor and veteran in November 2002.
Friends and family of Nicky paid their last respects at a very private ceremony at his grandmother Elizabeth's home in Coolock on Wednesday night.
A HOST of football personalities yesterday paid their last respects to Kenneth Wolstenholme, famous for his 1966 World Cup Final TV phrase: "They think it's all over .