A line of blue stood guard as a husband, father, businessman and volunteer was farewelled in Launceston.
South Launceston Football Club favourite Terry Coghlan died in Launceston on December 29, aged 72, after a short illness.
Known for heading up a successful family business - Coghlan's Landscaping - Mr Coghlan was also one of the most popular personalities at Youngtown Oval.
His impact during stints as board member, vice-president, facilities manager and bar manager was evident in the mass of Bulldogs that came to honour his life at the Wednesday's funeral.
"You name it basically - any job that's involved around the footy club he was the first person to put his hand up to do those duties," South Launceston president Wayne Mitchell said.
"He's an integral part of our club and his lasting legacy is his relationship with our players.
"Because of his looking after the bar and the success we've had over the last few years there's been a lot of good nights - especially on grand final nights, Terry was the last one to leave no matter what through those periods and he had huge respect from the playing group and their families.
"He would bend over backwards to do anything for them."
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A host of online tributes throughout the week remembered Mr Coghlan's sense of humour, kindness and willingness to help out wherever needed.
"He was a bit of a larrikin - he liked to stir the pot a bit but he was a great person to have around your club," Mr Mitchell said.
"Anything that needed to be done he'd be the first person to put his hand up - he's going to leave a huge hole in our footy club.
"It's going to take more than one person to replace Terry and what Terry did around our club.
"As a person and individual he was highly respected - you couldn't speak a bad word about him and he was a true clubman."
Mr Coghlan is survived by Dianne, his wife of 52 years, children Adrian (Harry) and Craig, daughter-in-law Paula and grandchildren Ruby and Shelby.
Mr Mitchell said the club would discuss how to further recognise Coghlan's contribution into the future.
"It'll be very hard to walk into our bar and not see Terry, but he'll be remembered and we'll come up with a special ongoing recognition to remember him.
"He'll never be forgotten as far as our footy club is concerned."
- December 8, 1948 - December 29, 2020