State funeral for Guy Lafleur
Statue Guy Lafleur
Guy Lafleur will indeed have a state funeral, the government said Sunday morning via Twitter.
It’s Prime Minister François Legault who confirmed the state funeral; event. The funeral will take place on May 3, at 11 a.m., at Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral, in Montreal.
Avec l’accord de la famille, Guy Lafleur aura des funérailles nationales. Elles auront lieu le mardi 3 mai, 11h, à la cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde. Le #10 reposera en chapelle ardente au Centre Bell le dimanche 1er mai, de 12h à 20h, et le lundi 2 mai, de 10h30 à 15h.
— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 24, 2022
On May 1 and 2, Guy Lafleur will be exhibited in state in the Bell Center complex. A great opportunity for the public to pay him a last tribute.
The Ardent Chapel will be held on May 1 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and May 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in agreement with the family.
Several personalities had asked Quebec to offer a state funeral to Guy Lafleur, who left us last Friday at the age of 70. There were many tributes on social media for the former Montreal Canadiens forward who had lung cancer.
In addition, during Sunday night's game at the Bell Centre, all Canadiens players will wear a number 10 crest on their jerseys. The Canadiens organization will present a pre-game ceremony to honor the memory of legendary player Guy Lafleur, indicates the NHL on its site.