Michelle Dockery's Moving Tribute to Fiancé at His Funeral: 'He Was My Friend, My King, My Hero, My Everything'
"He had a presence that was electric when he came in to the room," Michelle Dockery said of her fiancé
Michelle Dockery has delivered a moving tribute to her fiancé at his funeral, saying that he was her “everything” and singing a song that the couple had held dear.
John Dineen was laid to rest Wednesday night after a service at St. James Church in Ballinora, Cork, Ireland – just minutes from the family farm where he grew up. The funeral was just one day before what would have been his 35th birthday, the Irish Independent reports.
“He was my friend, my king, my hero, my everything. We celebrate him, we honor him and we will miss him.”
Dockery also quietly sang the 1937 Oscar Hammerstein song “The Folks Who Live on the Hill,” the Independent reports.
“Whether in his work or his personal life, John was extremely loyal,” she said. “It was clear that when John was in your corner he was there.”
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Dockery descried Dineen – who died of a rare form of cancer at the age of 34 – as an “extraordinary man” with “great depth and integrity,” who would be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
“John’s charm was legendary,” she said in her speech. “He could persuade anyone to do what he wanted in the least pushy way possible – particularly the women. He had a presence that was electric when he came in to the room. He had a wicked sense of humor. He had a genuine interest in other people.”
Dockery and Dineen began dating in September 2013. Dineen, a commercial public relations executive, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.