HE was an inspiration to everyone he crossed paths with, touching the lives of people he hadn't even met.
When Coleambally's Dennis Inggs lost his battle with cancer last Wednesday, more than 350 comments were posted on to the Support Dennis Inggs and Family Facebook page to remember a "beautiful person" and a "wonderful man".
Mr Inggs' determination to fight the advanced melanoma he had been diagnosed with in July and raise awareness of the disease was remembered.
Some said they did not know Mr Inggs personally, but had followed his journey via Facebook, admiring his courage in the face of such a devastating disease.
More than 2400 people had been a part of Mr Inggs' journey through Facebook, from Coleambally, Griffith and around NSW and Australia, supporting him as he went through operations and appointments.
Doctors had discovered a large tumour on Mr Inggs' lung and seven small tumours in his brain when he was rushed to St George Hospital in Sydney in July.
His death came too soon for those who loved him most his friends and family but the support shown by the community in recent days has overwhelmed Mr Inggs wife, Sara.
"I thank the community for their support; for everything everyone has done," Mrs Inggs said yesterday.
"Everyone's just been amazing.
"How do you thank people? You just can't thank them enough."
The community had rallied around Mr Inggs and his family in the months since his was diagnosed, with thousands raised through the Coleambally Lions Club and events, including more than $10,000 at a fund-raiser attended by former rugby league star Shaun Timmins.
The couple had just celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in September and had three children together Ethan, Yasmin and Kai with another child due in December, who will tragically not get to meet their father.
Mr Inggs will be laid to rest on Wednesday.
On the Support Dennis Inggs and Family Facebook page on Saturday, a post read: "This Wednesday we will lay to rest the most inspiring loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandchild, nephew, cousin and friend.
"On behalf of all our family, we graciously thank each and everyone one of you for your kind words and ongoing overwhelming support and generosity."
Dennis' service will be held in his hometown Coleambally at his final resting place the lawn cemetery at 11.30am.