Le Lézard
Classified in: Covid-19 virus
Subjects: OBI, CFG

A State Funeral Will Be Held in Memory of the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner


Church service will take place on October 6, 2020, at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 22, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will hold a state funeral for the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, who passed away on September 19, 2020.

A church service will be held on October 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond Street) in Toronto. The ceremony will strictly follow public health COVID-19 protocols on mask wearing, sanitizing, physical distancing and congregating.

The church service is by invitation only. At the request of the family, there will be no public lying in state or lying in repose.

The Government of Canada has proceeded with a half-masting of the National Flag of Canada to honour the memory of Mr. Turner. Flags are at half-mast on all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

On the evening of September 19, 2020, the Great Bell in the Peace Tower tolled 91 times?each ring representing a year in the life of the former politician.

Canadians are invited to visit the commemorative webpage and learn more about the life and times of Mr. Turner. They can also share their messages of sympathy in the online book of condolences.

The Right Honourable John Turner was Canada's 17th Prime Minister and served from June 30 to September 17, 1984. An accomplished lawyer and politician, Mr. Turner was recognized for his personal integrity and commitment to democracy. Through three decades of public service as a cabinet minister, Leader of the Opposition, and Prime Minister of Canada, he was tirelessly devoted to upholding Canadian values and principles.

Quick Facts

Although the Basilica can hold up to 1,600 people, due to public health COVID-19 protocols, only a limited number of guests can be invited. Guests are selected by the family.

In accordance with the family's wishes, the burial will take place in private, and no reception will follow the church service.

Mr. Turner's family appreciates all the expressions of support and condolences and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation.

Associated Links

The Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.

Book of condolences 

State Funerals in Canada

SOURCE Canadian Heritage


These press releases may also interest you

at 15:53
Swoop, the ultra-not-expensive airline, reaffirmed its commitment to Edmonton International Airport today with the launch of its winter schedule including the addition of non-stop service to Toronto Pearson International Airport....

at 15:49
Current Cloud Backlog of ?6.6 Billion, Up 16% At Constant Currencies IFRS Cloud Gross Margin Up 1.8pp; Non-IFRS Cloud Gross Margin Up 0.7pp At Constant Currencies IFRS Operating Margin Down 2.2pp; Non-IFRS Operating Margin Up 1.3pp At Constant...

at 14:30
Today Swoop launched its operations at Toronto Pearson Airport, safely completing flights from Toronto to destinations in Montego Bay, Edmonton, Kelowna and Halifax. The inaugural operations continue this week with additional flights to destinations...

at 14:05
Celanese Corporation , a global chemical and specialty materials company, today reported third quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.76 and adjusted earnings per share of $1.95. The Company recorded net sales of $1.4 billion driven by 20...

at 13:00
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will de-energize certain electrical lines for safety starting this morning (Sunday, Oct. 25) as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E is calling a PSPS due to a significant, offshore wind event...

at 13:00
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to announce that Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, has been elected president during its annual meeting, ACEP20, the world's largest emergency medicine conference....



News published on 22 september 2020 at 20:44 and distributed by: