On Sunday morning, the government confirmed that a national funeral would be held on May 3 in honor of Guy Lafleur.
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The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in Montreal.
Earlier, on May 1 and 2, Guy Lafleur will be on display in the state at the Bell Center, allowing Quebecs to come and pay their last respects. The Ardent Chapel will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 12 to 8 p.m., then on Monday, May 2 from 10:30 to 3 p.m.
Quebec said it had obtained the Lafleur family’s approval to hold a state funeral, an offer first introduced by Prime Minister François Legault on Friday, within hours of announcing the death of the legendary hockey player.
With the consent of the family, Guy Lafleur will have a state funeral. They will take place on Tuesday 3 May at 11 am in the Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde. # 10 will be located at Bell Center on Sunday, May 1 from 12:00 to 20:00 and on Monday, May 2 from 10:30 to 15:00.
– François Legault (@francoislegault) April 24, 2022
In addition, the Quebec flag on the central tower of the parliament building will be lowered to half-mast on the day of the funeral, from dawn to dusk.
On Sunday, on the occasion of his visit to Boston Bruins, the Canadian will also perform a ceremony to celebrate the Blond Demon before the initial throw-in. Players will wear the coat of arms with the famous number 10.