The family and friends of "the heartbeat of Stanwell Park" will scatter his ashes in the place he loved the most - the ocean.
Brett Harris, 57, was tragically hit and killed by an out-of-control ute which crashed into the house where he lived, caring for his mother, near the corner of Railway Crescent and Lawrence Hargrave Drive on November 18.
An outpouring of love from the community has followed Mr Harris' death.
His daughter Bodie Hooper has helped the family and community organise a paddle out at a local beach this week.
She said due to COVID-19 funeral restrictions, some people in the Stanwell Park community who knew Mr Harris could not attend his memorial service.
"We have been receiving messages of love, support and offers of help from many people and we want to give them the opportunity to say goodbye," Mrs Hooper told the Mercury.
"Dad was a surfer his whole life and he competed too.
"He had a family and taught us from a young age how to surf.
"Surfing was his whole life. It was who he was.
"Dad had said if anything was to happen to him then he always wanted his ashes spread in the water.
"We hope the paddle out and memorial event gives the chance for those who knew him to celebrate his life."
Mrs Hooper wanted those in the surfing community, those who knew him from the town, saw him on a daily basis or had been touched by his love and generosity to attend the service.
She said her father "knew everyone, the young and elderly" and was a "born and bred" Stanwell Park local who loved his community.
She hoped her father's legacy was one where people respected each other, loved their family and cared for the environment.
"Dad was a big advocate for picking up after yourself and respecting the ocean," Ms Hooper said.
"I hope his legacy is about loving his family.
"Dad had a simple life, he didn't care about materialistic things like the biggest house or fastest car.
"He touched people in the community, he was part of the heart of the community.
"Dad would take each day as it came, and he felt blessed and thought it was important to stop and smell the roses.
"He lived his life and loved to the fullest.
"He loved the community and loved the environment."
Mrs Hooper said she and her family held no animosity towards the driver of the ute, who reportedly had a medical episode.
"We feel empathetic for him and his family, we have no blame," she said.
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