Sheldon lost his life in November.

Sheldon Farnell: Touching photographs as family and friends say goodbye to 'perfect' little boy

He was the cheeky four-year-old who brought love into the life of everyone he met.

And yesterday, the city said goodbye to Sheldon Farnell, who died in hospital in November. Hundreds of mourners shared their grief in a beautiful service at St Michael and All Angels' Church, Houghton. Rest in peace, Sheldon.

Some of the beautiful tributes at the funeral.

5. 'A special little boy'

Some of the beautiful tributes at the funeral.
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Characters from Sheldon's favourite programme decorated the coffin.

6. Paw Patrol

Characters from Sheldon's favourite programme decorated the coffin.
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Sheldon filled everyone's hearts with love and joy.

7. 'You are forever loved'

Sheldon filled everyone's hearts with love and joy.
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If you were sad, Sheldon would ask why because sadness was never a part of his life.

8. 'We will never forget you'

If you were sad, Sheldon would ask why because sadness was never a part of his life.
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