Jean-Pierre Ferland (1934-2024) | The national funeral will be celebrated on June 1

Jean-Pierre Ferland (1934-2024) | The national funeral will be celebrated on June 1
Jean-Pierre Ferland (1934-2024) | The national funeral will be celebrated on June 1

The national funeral of Jean-Pierre Ferland will be celebrated at the Marie-Reine-du-Monde cathedral basilica, in Montreal, on Saturday 1er next June, the Quebec government announced on Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m.


Posted at 3:55 p.m.

A limited number of places will be offered to the public, indicates a government press release, which specifies that “further details will follow”.

1er June, “as a sign of an official manifestation of collective mourning”, the Quebec flag on the tower of the Parliament Building will be flown at half-mast, continues the same document.

Before being taken back to his final resting place, the singer will be in state on Friday, May 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts. The population is invited to come and pay their respects.

People who wish can also sign the register of condolences on the Quebec government website. This will be accessible until June 2.

A prominent figure in Quebec song, Jean-Pierre Ferland died on April 27 at the age of 89 of natural causes. He had been housed since last February in a CHSLD in Lanaudière.

Consult the condolence register

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