Funeral for McRae

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  • Friday, 28 Sep 2007

LONDON: Nearly 200 mourners gathered on Wednesday for the funeral of Scottish former world rally champion Colin McRae and his five-year-old son Johnny who died in a helicopter crash. 

Family members, Formula 1 racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, Rangers and Scotland football captain Barry Ferguson and IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti were among those at the service at Daldowie Crematorium, near Glasgow.  

The bodies of McRae, 39, and his son lay in the same coffin which arrived in a three-car cortege. 

McRae's wife Alison and daughter Hollie, his father Jimmy and other relatives then walked into the chapel amid the sounds of “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay,” by Otis Redding, one of McRae's favourite songs.  

Mourners included Mark Porcelli, father of six-year-old Ben Porcelli, a friend of McRae's son who also died in the Sept 15 crash of the driver's Squirrel Two aircraft in the grounds of his Lanark home in southern Scotland. – AFP 

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