The ashes of a Birmingham computer consultant who died when his car crashed into a tree will be put into fireworks and blasted into space over the home he loved.
The parents of 31-year-old Matthew Male - known as Matty - said the send-off would be a fitting tribute to their son who was a "daredevil with a zest for life".
His ashes will be put into 31 specially-designed rockets, one for every year of his life, which will then be set off in the fields behind the home he shared with his parents and youngest brother, Tom aged 25, in the picturesque village of Abberley, in Worcestershire.
He had set off fireworks at the cottage on Christmas Day, the last day he was to spend with his close-knit family.
Paying tribute to her son, Pam aged 58, said her family, which includes husband, David, 60, and third son Robert, 28, were struggling to come to terms with his death.
"It is such a shock," she said. "But we feel so lucky to have had him and to have known such a wonderful, kind, loving and big-hearted person."
She said her son, who worked at HSBC bank, in Edmund Street, Birmingham city centre, as an IT consultant, was an "adventurous, outgoing and fun-loving" person.
He did his first bungee jump aged 11, swam for his county's swimming club and tried his hand at any sport from scuba diving to scramble biking.
"He had such a passion for life and had so many friends," she said.
Mr Male went to Abberley Parochial Primary School, spent two years at boarding school, studied his GCSEs at the Chantry High School, in Martley, A levels at Worcester Sixth Form College, and completed a degree in computer science at Aberystwyth University.
He loved to travel and had friends across the globe, including Australia, Spain and Zambia.
Hundreds are expected to turn out to his funeral at Worcester Crematorium on Wednesday, at 12.30pm, which will be followed by a wake at the Manor Arms in Abberley. A date has yet to be set for the release of his ashes.
The family has requested donations instead of funeral flowers, which will fund an oak tree and bench in his memory at Abberley Village Green.