At a small church in Lisburn, the unionist family will gather to remember David Trimble, the man who sacrificed his own political career for peace.
Thousands of words have been written since Lord Trimble’s death last week following a short illness.
A family man, devoted to his wife Daphne, his backbone and greatest supporter.
A peacemaker who brought Ulster Unionism along with him on a journey many believed to be impossible.
A staunch unionist and Orangeman, his role in the Drumcree dispute is a part of his legacy that cannot be forgotten or airbrushed.
An ambitious politician, who defied the odds to become the leader of the UUP and later sit alongside the SDLP’s Seamus Mallon in the devolved assembly.
He could be sharp, he didn’t suffer fools well and he had at times a difficult relationship with rival politicians.
But he was also an intellectual powerhouse, across the detail and a tough negotiator.
In the years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement he was let down politically. Tony Blair’s government put all their efforts into Ian Paisley’s DUP and getting them to sit alongside Sinn Fein and forming a government with Martin McGuinness. With a dramatic decline in the UUP vote, Trimble could see that his move to help stop the bloodshed came with a heavy price tag.
In later years his role during that historic time became diminished, his place in history slowly erased.
Political until the end, he was heavily involved in the campaign against the protocol that he saw as a threat to Northern Ireland’s constitutional status.
He used his House of Lords platform to express his opposition to the protocol in a number of well documented speeches to fellow peers.
He was one of the unionists named in a High Court case who argued that the Withdrawal Agreement Act, which includes the protocol, conflicted with the 1800 Acts of Union in respect of free trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.
But with all the highs and lows of his career, let there be no doubt that Northern Ireland owes Lord Trimble a debt of gratitude, for taking those brave and historic steps back in 1998.
There are very few of those political giants left and Lord Trimble’s passing brings an end to an era.
He will be remembered by those who gather at Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church as a man who tried, who took steps at a time when no one else was willing to do so. A man who helped secure the peace.