Grieving friends and family celebrated — partly in song — the life of a Gillams man whose remains were found in a burnt-out cabin near Wiltondale.
Leroy George, 56, was one of three people discovered after the cabin burned to the ground on Aug. 6.
When Scott Blanchard wrote a song for his friend six years ago, he never imagined that he would be playing it after the man's funeral on Monday.
Blanchard said he wrote the song for Leroy when he was going through a hard time.
"No matter what happens Leroy, there's people here who cares for you, I said. And I goes sometimes you might wonder why but because of your character," Blanchard said.
"I said there's more people that like you and love you than don't like you."
RCMP and fire investigators could not find a cause of death or cause of the fire.
Blanchard said that mystery has added to the grief.
"It's been a rough road for the family because I know like there's so many unanswered questions and I hope with the funeral taken place, I hope that somehow they can find some comfort that he's finally at peace, and he's in a good place," he said.
"In one respect you'd like to leave it as it is. Let him rest in peace. Another part of you would really like to know what actually happened."
For now, friends are remembering Leroy George as a good friend.
The remains of George's girlfriend Irene Barnes, 50, and her son Michael Power, 11, were also found at the scene.
Their funeral was held Tuesday in Trout River.