Mike Jefferies went for one last motorcycle ride with his friends on Saturday, a funeral procession to his Biker's Church a week after he died doing what he loved.

Jefferies was killed last Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a minivan in east Ottawa, seriously injuring his wife Sandy.

His body was taken from Kelly's Funeral Home in Orleans to the Biker's Church in Vanier Saturday, escorted by hundreds of riders.

"This is one of the hugest symbols of honour that anybody could have, to have this many bikes turn out at your funeral to do your last ride," said Heather Dale.

"He was a biker through and through and he'd be in his glory right now, that's for sure," said his friend Hill Billy.

The church's pastor said he also died doing what he was passionate about.

"Mike was one of those guys, he was the first to have his motorcycle out in the spring and the last guy to put it away," said Rob Dale.

"When one of their own is involved in a tragedy they really rise to the occasion and that's what we're seeing today."

Jefferies, whose nickname was M&M, is being remembered as a jokester with a big heart who loved children.

"He was a goofy character, he was very unique," said Penny Hately. "He always had a joke."

"He just had such a big heart, anything you needed he would be there for you," said Heather Dale.

Friends said if he could, Mike Jefferies would have had the last laugh even at his funeral.

"There's one thing missing for Mike, if he had it his way he'd make it snow and laugh at everybody and expect them to be here too," said a laughing Rick Belair. "That would be Mike."

Donations in memoriam can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Liver Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Karen Soloman