Max concluded his thoughts by reflecting on the loss of Tom.
“He has left us far too early and we will miss him so much,” Max noted. “The heartbreak shared here today is a credit to the love Tom shared. The people outside, the people all around the world, is a credit to him. Rest easy, mate.”
Kelsey delivered a pre-recorded eulogy for her late husband, saying it would be “too painful to stand up in front of everyone”.
Kelsey recalled meeting Tom at 19 outside of a nightclub, where he asked to add her on Facebook.
She noted, “I told everyone from that moment, ‘I’m going to marry Tom Parker.'”
She went on, “We spent a lot of our first years together drinking Mahiki [nightclub] dry, dancing all night long, parties in our Battersea flat, and having the funniest, most irrelevant drunken fights.”
Kelsey went on to acknowledge Tom’s many admirable traits, including passion for the TV show Dragons’ Den, which allows entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a powerful panel.
“Tom, your energy was never-ending and your creativity was out of this world,” she said. “We all know how much you loved an invention, I bet you’re gutted you never made it on Dragons’ Den.”
Concluding her speech, Kelsey said, “You were the best husband I could ever ask for—you did everything with love and no malice.”