Family and friends bid a final farewell to David Hiscock at an afternoon service at Xavier College Chapel in the Melbourne suburb of Kew on Monday.

Around 200 mourners turned up to grieve the loss and celebrate the life of the much-loved DJ who will be remembered for his great love of music and even greater love for his family.

Hiscock’s casket was carried out to Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, and his own remix of Xanadu was played at the start of the service.

Hiscock, 58, died  suddenly on April 25 after a career spanning more than 37 years.

David’s aunt, Mary Hiscock, paid tribute to her nephew saying he was musical from an early age, performing in Gilbert and Sullivan productions while at school.

-œHis first performance in The Mikado -“ he was unforgettable, she said.

Mary Hiscock spoke of David’s strong family ties, his love of birds and his -œzany and wacky humour.

Friend of over 12 years, Clinton Smith, flanked by 20 of David’s close friends, told the mourners of the outpouring of emotion when news of his death was posted on the starobserver.com.au website on Saturday morning.

Smith said one of Hiscock’s memorable legacies would be his  joking personality and kindness.

-œIf anyone asked how I’d remember him -¦the thing that stood clearer than anything-¦ and it wasn’t his music, it would be for his family who he loved very, very much.

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