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pay (one's) last respects

To show or express one's respect for someone who has died, especially by attending their 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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After receiving communion and unction he quietly died; and next day a throng of acquaintances who came to pay their last respects to the deceased filled the house rented by the Rostovs.
1 (ANI): Scores of people gathered here to pay their last respects to Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, who passed away on Wednesday.
Fans have lined Mumbai's streets to pay their last respects.
His body was kept at a public ground in Mysuru to enable the CM's followers to pay their last respects.
SCOTTISH golfers turned out in force to pay their last respects at the funeral of renowned Scottish caddy Dave Renwick yesterday.
1965: Thousands of people pay their last respects to Britain's greatest wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill who is buried today after a full state funeral.
Everyone who would like to pay their last respects to Stan is welcome to join us.
The parents of leukaemia victim Lea Joven are to visit her birthplace in the Philippines today to pay their last respects.
The President of Malta, Dr Geoge Abela and his wife, pay homage to the former Maltese Prime Minister and leader of the Maltese Labour Party, Dom Mintoff at the President's Palace in the capital, Valletta (Photo: Charles Vassallo) The respect the people had for former prime minister and leader of the Labour Party in Malta Dom Mintoff was proved over the past two days when they they first paid homage to him at a cort'ge on thursday, and then filed in their thousands past his coffin to pay their last respects as he was lying in state at the Presidential Palace in the Maltese capital, Valletta on Friday.
Special thanks to Rev D Handley for his comforting Service and to everyone who attended the Service, to pay their last respects to Marion, a most sincere thank you.
In a style in keeping with the veteran DJ's life, the casket was placed in The Queens Hotel, in his home city of Leeds, surrounded by items of memorabilia, for fans to visit to pay their last respects.
A FUNERAL director has been jailed for stealing a dead man's ring before mourners gathered to pay their last respects.
Webber has confirmed stickers bearing Wheldon's logo, his initials in red, white and black, have been manufactured to place on his helmet, that of Button and any other wishing to pay their last respects.
Hundreds of his friends packed into St Mark's Church in the Dorchester area of the city on Thursday to pay their last respects to the man they called Kiwi.
New Delhi, September 24, 2011 (Frontier Star): Former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who died of a lung ailment in Delhi yesterday, was laid to rest at his ancestral palace here today with thousands thronging the burial site to pay their last respects leading to chaotic scenes.