A convoy of ice cream vans chimed together today in tribute to one of Britain's longest serving ice cream men.
Mac Leask, 82, was laid to rest in Birmingham today as the ice cream chimes rang out in the glorious sunshine.
A hearse carrying his coffin was followed by a convoy of vans - including his yellow and purple Cadbury van - to the service at Erdington Abbey.
Mac was truly the 'king of the scoops' having put smiles on people's faces in Pype Hayes and beyond for 46 years with his delicious ices - even going out in the snow.
A floral recreation of his van, lollies and cornets were also displayed in homage to the ice cream King.
Daughter-in-law Janet Hobbis said:
The 82-year-old died at Good Hope Hospital on April 21 having suffered from a recent stroke while inside his van at a retail park in Walsall.
However, despite his death last month, family and friends were smiling in the sunshine as they remembered him.
A family friend said:
Following Tuesday's service, ice cream vans played their chimes again in his memory.
For generations of the same families, Mac’s chimes were the soundtrack to their childhood.
The 82-year-old worked seven days a week, come sun, rain or snow.
And the ice-cream elder statesman actually suffered the stroke that would later claim his life while working in his van.
He was at a Walsall retail park when struck down, and urged a customer to ring for an ambulance.
Janet and her daughter Emma cared for Mac at his Erdington home during the last months.
Mac was so desperate to be reunited with his beloved vehicle that they had to park the van in the back garden.
Mac was raised on Orkney. He settled in Birmingham in the 1960s and, after stints at Lucas and as a French polisher, he invested in his first ice-cream van that had a simple bell, rung by hand.