“David and I have lost our hero and our best friend”.
Brian Manning, younger son of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning, made the heart wrenching statement near the end of his remarks during this morning’s state funeral for his father, at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity.
While he spoke, Brian shared what it was like growing up with Mr Manning.
He first revealed that he had always wanted to be just like his father.
He went on to speak about how wise his father was, particularly when it came to money and material wealth.
Brian spoke highly of his father’s character as well.
He also spoke of Mr. Manning’s ability to shake off criticism and to ignore it, in his work.