LARGER THAN LIFE: Wayne Dover will be farewelled at Maroochydore today.
LARGER THAN LIFE: Wayne Dover will be farewelled at Maroochydore today. Contributed

Grieving wife just wants a perfect send-off

MICHELLE Dover wants today to be perfect.

Planning the perfect life celebration is all she can do now for her adored late husband, Wayne.

Mr Dover, 45, died after an altercation outside a Maroochydore nightclub on November 30.

Three men have been charged over his death.

Mrs Dover has asked people to wear bright colours when they attend Wayne's funeral at the Lifepoint Baptist Church on Wises Rd at Maroochydore from 2pm today, in memory of her happy, big-hearted husband.

"I just want this to be perfect. I've been with him for 20 years so I need to be the one who organises this,'' she said.

"He was a larger-than-life fellow who would love to have everybody there in their fluoro gear, in their footy gear - whatever they want."

Mrs Dover, who was with her husband earlier on the evening he was killed, said she was holding on tight to those last memories.

"We had the most beautiful night on the Sunday night," she said. "My last night with my man was wonderful - full of laughter and silliness and good times.''

Friends and family are helping her cope.

Mrs Dover said the support she had received since Wayne's death had shown her the positive side of human nature and the Sunshine Coast.

"He had an impact on so many people's lives.

"I'm blown away by the well wishes, the support, the meals, the fruit baskets.

"I've had offers to mow my lawn, clean the windows - it's so beautiful.''

Mrs Dover said she had also benefited from help from the Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group, and has asked for donations to be made to it instead of flowers.

"The main thing I keep trying to put out there for everyone is to hold each other a lot tighter because in a split second, your life can change for ever," she said.

"Just love each other, appreciate each other.''



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