At your funeral, gathered are your friends, relatives, current and ex-colleagues, your acquaintances and your mentees.
Their eyes are moist due to the realization that they cannot enjoy your company any more than what is left off of today, but just the thought of you, even in this mourning situation, manages to put a smile on their face.
Each one of them has an interesting story about you that they want to share with the rest of the folks. They are competing to tell a tale better than the one told before.
This my friend is the story of a life lived well. You did what you did, and affected the people surrounding you in a positive manner, directly or indirectly. You are mentioned to people who have never met you, and your acts and deeds serve as a source of endless motivation to others.