Gary Tweddle lay alone on a cliff ledge known as Sweet Dreams for six weeks after he fell to his death on a chilly night in the Blue Mountains.
But his body is finally home and his friends wanted him to know he would never be by himself again by singing You'll Never Walk Alone as his coffin arrived at his funeral at Northern Suburbs Memorial Crematorium on Friday.
It was the song he loved most and the tune he would sing with his father David at the many football matches they attended.
Mr Tweddle, 23, of Cremorne, vanished from the Fairmont Hotel in Leura during a work conference in the early hours of July 16, sparking the largest search conducted in the Blue Mountains.
Mystery surrounds why the British-born employee of Oracle left the hotel and how he managed to fall off a cliff at Sublime Point more than two kilometres away.
His girlfriend of three years, Anika Haigh, told more than 300 friends, family and the people who searched for him that she would have loved to marry him.
“Babe, save a spot for me up there, right next to you. I will love you always,” she said.
“Gary was my world, my everything. He is my soulmate.”
Ian White of Oracle said Mr Tweddle was its second youngest employee in Australia and the fact that colleagues flew from Melbourne and New Zealand to search for him was testament to his popularity.
“He acquired a sense of humour through becoming Australian . . . [which was] wicked, inappropriate and cheeky,” Mr White said.
He performed in the top 1 per cent of the company, which employed 110,000 people.
His mother, Carol Streatfield, struggled to speak as she whispered “I miss your smile”.
His father David thanked the volunteers who brought his son home. “You couldn't have done more to get Gary home,” he said.
He said he was brimming with pride for his son who he said loved his friends, cherished his family and was a complete "tech head".
“I am so, so proud, so very proud. I love you so, so much my son. See you again.”
His best mates John Mellors and Paul McCarroll released butterflies while a guitar played outside the chapel.