Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 01, 2009 17:55 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 1, 2009) - Important information for those who would like to pay their respects at the lying-in-state and the state funeral of the Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

July 2

Lying-in-state in the Old Chapel at the Memramcook Institute

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to pay their respects.

Please note that no photography will be allowed in the Old Chapel.

The vigil guard will change every 30 minutes.

No special parking will be available; and no road closures will be in effect.

July 3

Procession from the Memramcook Institute to the Saint Thomas church

Funeral service

All visitors must be seated by 10:30 a.m.

Procession will start at 10:30 a.m.

Church service will start at 11:00 a.m.

Members of the public are invited to participate.

Because all funeral attendees must be seated in the church before the procession begins, visitors will not be able to witness both the procession and the funeral. Those who wish to see the procession are therefore invited to watch the live broadcast of the church service at the Monument Lefebvre, next to the Memramcook Institute.

Please note no photographs will be allowed in the church.

Presentation of honours after the funeral service

The National Flag of Canada and the military insignia will be presented to the family by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada. This will take place on the left side of the church.

Members of the public are invited to participate.

Twenty-one-gun salute

After the honours, a 21-gun salute will be heard. This will occur sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Those who live in the nearby community should note that the artillery will be set up at the Memramcook Arena and that the sound of gunshots will be very loud.

Parking and transportation

There will be no parking in the vicinity of the Memramcook Institute in the morning.

Traffic, including drop-off and pick-up, will be allowed until 9:30 a.m., after which time the roads will be closed until 2:00 p.m.

Parking outside of the central area will be permitted in the following locations:



- Dupuis Funeral Home
(Shuttle service will be available. The last shuttle will
leave the Dupuis Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m.)
- Abbe Landry Elementary School
- on the street, as directed by the RCMP


Handicapped parking will be permitted at the Memramcook Arena. A shuttle will be provided.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca