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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I said I'd read that he's died in the paper and that I wanted to pay my last respects to him.
I'M back over here on Friday to pay my last respects at the funeral of my dear friend Paul Birch.
I went to Soham to pay my last respects because I was so touched by the deaths of Holly and Jessica.
I would like him to know that I was going to a chapel of repose in Old Swan to pay my last respects to my wife who had recently died of cancer.
The officer, who spent two and a half years hunting Noye, said: "I slipped away from the Old Bailey to pay my last respects.
I missed the chance to pay my last respects to him.