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Two days of tribute to Jean-Pierre Ferland

Two days of tribute to Jean-Pierre Ferland

The national funeral for Jean-Pierre Ferland, who died on April 27 at the age of 89, will be held on Saturday in Montreal. The public will also be able to pay tribute to him during the funeral chapel on Friday. Here's how these two days will unfold.

Burning church

The public will be able to offer their condolences to the family of Jean-Pierre Verlande during the funeral service to be held on Friday, May 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Jean Gascon foyer of the Maisonneuve Theater. In Arts Square.

Register condolences

A condolence book will be made available to the public during the funeral service. It is also possible to sign it online until June 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Sign the book of condolences for Jean-Pierre Ferland

National funeral

The national funeral, to be held by the Quebec government, will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Marie-Rhin du Monde in Montreal on Saturday, 1any June from 11 a.m. A large number of dignitaries and artists are expected to attend the ceremony, which includes many certificates and musical performances.

Spaces are designated for the public inside the cathedral, but there are very few of them. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and people who wish to attend the ceremony must present themselves at the checkpoint located in Place de Canada, at the intersection of René Lévesque and the Cathedral.

The ceremony will be shown outside the cathedral, on a giant screen located in Place du Canada. The site will only be accessible from Rue Peel and De La Gauchetière. The audience is invited to wear a touch of yellow, a reminder of the singer-songwriter's legendary album.

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The ceremony will be broadcast live on major television networks.


The quad around the Cathedral of Marie-Rhin du Monde will be closed to traffic between 7am and 3pm:

  • René Levesque between Robert Bourassa and Bill;
  • From the cathedral between René Lévesque and de la Gauchetiere;
  • Mansfield between René Lévesque and de la Gauchetiere;
  • Metcalf between Rue du Square Dorchester and René Levesque.