London: Singer Amy Winehouse's parents, relatives and hundreds of friends on Tuesday bade a final goodbye to her at a private emotional funeral ceremony here.

27-year-old singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, ended a 40-minute eulogy during which he talked about his daughter's childhood and her talent, with the words: "Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much," a newspaper reported.

The funeral service was held at the Edgwarebury cemetery in north London before Winehouse's body was taken to the Golders Green crematorium, where her grandmother was cremated.

The family then headed to Schindler Hall in Southgate for the beginning of a shiva - a traditional period of mourning in the Jewish faith, it said.

"Amy was the greatest daughter, family member and friend you could ever have. Recently Amy found love with Reg. He helped her with her problems and Amy was looking forward to their future together. She was the happiest she has been for years. We all remember that great night at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, her voice was good, her wit and timing were perfect," Winehouse was quoted as saying by the paper.

Hundreds of the singer's family and close friends, including Mark Ronson, the producer of her hugely successful album Back To Black, and long-standing friend Kelly Osbourne, flew from around the world to pay their respects to the singer who died, at her home in Camden, north London on Saturday.

(Agencies)