Watch the video above: J.P. Haughey’s funeral
SASKATOON – Family and friends of James Paul Haughey gathered to say goodbye to the 17-year-old, who lost his life in a tragic car crash on May 5, 2014.
Those who attended the funeral on Saturday said Haughey was a talented musician and a fun-loving teenager.
“He had the biggest heart. It didn’t matter who you were or what age you were. He was always going to be your friend,” explained classmate Devlin Stephens.
Around 500 hundred people showed up wearing red bow ties, one of Haughey’s favourite fashion accessories.
“He was the kind of guy who got along with everybody. I can’t remember one time where I ever saw him angry,” said Kelly Peters, Haughey’s volleyball coach.
The ceremony was held at St. Patrick’s Parish. It was an opportunity for everyone to pay their last respects and mourn the loss of Haughey.
Both Haughey and 17-year-old Sarah Wensley were killed in a collision involving a stolen vehicle on May 5th.
Two young women have been charged in connection with the crash.
Loved ones say Haughey’s loving nature, generosity and warm spirit will never be forgotten.