Today they will gather for a memorial instead at the Lake Harriet Bandshell near her home in Minneapolis.
"I have enormous gratitude for being the one she chose", he added.
The audience also saw a video that family and friends say shows the quintessential Justine - her rescue of eight ducklings from a storm sewer.
Damond recounted how his fiancee would get up each morning and free write anything that came to mind, and how she was an inspiration to those around her.
"Justine my daughter was killed by a bullet fired by an agent of the state". Her fiancé, Don Damond, and her father, John Ruszczyk, are among those scheduled to speak at the memorial.
"We've lost the dearest of people and we're desperate for information", says Don Damond, the fiance of Justine Damond who was fatally shot by USA police.
Ms Damond had called 911 to report a woman being raped close to her apartment block shortly before she was shot and killed.
The memorial service was attended by hundreds of people, many wearing heart-shaped stickers and an Australian flag was displayed on the stage next to Ms Damond's picture. In Australia, they call it "you're punching above your weight".
Musician Johanna Morrow played the didgeridoo in what has been described as a "very Australian" tribute.
The invitation promises to honour her spirit, and features her beaming smile under the sub-heading "move from fear and survival to fascination and creation".
Damond added he had "immense gratitude for being the one she chose".
"I don't understand", he said.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting.
Noor's partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, told investigators a noise startled him just before Damond approached their police SUV.
"Officer Harrity has provided a statement to agents with the BCA about the details of the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk [Damond], but as of this time Officer Noor has not", the search warrant reads. Noor was in the passenger seat and shot Damond through the open driver-side window. Harrity was interviewed by the agency but Noor declined and, under state law, can not be compelled to be interviewed.
Ms Damond's family and friends have set up a memorial fund for the social justice causes she believed in.