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WASHINGTON-No American president was "more courageous, more principled and more honourable than George Herbert Walker Bush", former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney said in an eulogy at Wednesday's state funeral.

"One of many great times we got to be with President Bush", she captioned one of the pics. Bush observed that his father was always "in constant motion", though he was "never too busy to share his life with those around him". "It wasn't even amusing", said Simpson, whose eulogy provided a healthy dose of comic relief.

Trump arrived at the funeral with his wife Melania, who greeted the Obamas, shook hands with Bill Clinton and waved at Hilary Clinton.

For all the somber tributes to the late president's public service and strength of character, laughter filled the cathedral time after time. The best father a son or daughter could have. His final resting place is alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years, and Robin Bush, the daughter who died of leukemia at age 3. He took comfort in knowing "Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom's hand again". Mulroney said that was how Bush felt about his life after the presidency.

Trump closed the federal government on Wednesday to mark a day of mourning for Bush, and several United States financial exchanges were closed.

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Bush's eulogy followed an uplifting performance by Irish tenor Ronan Tynan - a friend of Bush who sang to the president in his dying hours.

George W. Bush is expected to deliver the eulogy, the Associated Press reports. His opponent Bill Clinton coasted to victory.

A funeral for the former president was held at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, featuring live performances from some of his favorite musical artists. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

Amid an unusual bipartisan spirit at the service at Washington's National Cathedral, both Republican and Democratic politicians honored a president who called for a "kinder, gentler" nation.

He served as the 41st president of America after he had previously served as Vice President alongside Ronald Regan. "And Trump might have half-expected, if not outright welcomed, such a rejection, as it would have given him an opening to abrasively tweet about the Bush legacy, employing Trump's patented Twitter formula: insulting nickname, distracting punctuation, malapropism, logical fallacy, self-own, hit send". Retired Union Pacific General Director Mike Iden said that while touring the locomotive after its unveiling in 2005, Bush paused in the conductor's cab.

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