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State funerals in Canada

State funerals in Canada are public events held to commemorate former governors general, prime ministers, other members of the Cabinet who died in office, and, at the Cabinet's discretion, other eminent Canadians. With ceremonial, military, and religious elements incorporated, state funerals are offered and executed by the Governor General-in-Council, who provides a dignified manner for the Canadian people to mourn a national public figure. Provincial and territorial governments may also perform state funerals for citizens in their particular jurisdictions; however, most state funerals are federal affairs.

State funerals are not required by any law and the family of the deceased may opt not to have such an event take place. Should the family agree to a state funeral, the Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH) will work in close consultation with them, as well as other government departments and elements of the private sector, the degree of involvement depending on the size and complexity of the event. Similarly, the timeline varies on a case by case basis, most lasting between five and six days, during which the national flag is flown at half-mast on the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at other federal Crown-owned installations across the country.

The funeral train of John A. Macdonald, pulled by Canadian Pacific no.283, carrying his remains on 10 June 1891 from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario

A formal statement issued by the Governor General-in-Council is typically broadcast by the media to notify the general public of an upcoming state funeral, while the DCH issues invitations according to the Order of Precedence, with foreign heads of state and government included. Meanwhile, in the days leading up to the funeral, the body is transported from the place of death to Ottawa, whereupon the casket is met by a guard of honour—drawn from the Governor General's Foot Guards for a former governor general and from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a former prime minister and other ministers or honoured individuals—and escorted by it to the Centre Block of the parliament buildings. There, the remains lie in state for a period of two days, with four members of the accordant guard of honour maintaining a constant vigil; for the remains of governors general, this takes place in the Senate chamber, in the Hall of Honour for those of prime ministers, and in other rooms for other individuals. On both days, designated hours are set for public viewing. The coffin is then escorted from the Centre Block to a waiting hearse as a gun salute is fired; 21 guns for a governor general, 19 guns for a prime minister, and 15 guns for others. The casket is then either transported to another location in the country for further memorials or to the place of burial.

State funeral memorial services are typically held in churches. The choice of host church is dependent on the religious faith of the deceased. However, since 1968, all state funerals held in Ottawa have included a service at the Anglican Church of Canada's Christ Church Cathedral; its five state funerals are the most of any venue. Three other churches have hosted two state funerals: All Saints Anglican Church, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, all in Ottawa. The state funeral of Jack Layton, held in 2011 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, is the only Canadian state funeral to have been held outside of a church.

Similar to a state funeral is a commemoration ceremony, which is a religious or memorial service to mark the passing of an individual from a family that did not wish a state funeral or did not reside in Canada. For instance, a commemoration ceremony was held in Ottawa in 2002 for the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and in 2013 for Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa; nevertheless, these commemorations may be classified as state funerals by the Canadian government.

Not all who lie in state at parliament, nor all for whom flags are flown at half-mast, receive a state funeral. The exception was made for the funeral of Retired Sergeant Ernest Smith, the last living Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross from the Second World War.

The funeral procession of Thomas D'Arcy McGee in Montreal, 1868

The first state funeral in Canada was held for Thomas D'Arcy McGee after his assassination in April 1868. The first Governor General of Canada to receive a state funeral was Lord Tweedsmuir in 1940, who died in office. Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister was also the first to receive a state funeral. Jack Layton was the first Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition who was not also a former prime minister to be honoured with a state funeral; after lying in state in the foyer of the House of Commons, the funeral service took place at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Canadian state funerals
State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Venue Sources
Cabinet minister Thomas D'Arcy McGee 1868 Ottawa, Ontario St. Patrick's Bascilica
Prime minister John A. Macdonald 1891 Ottawa, Ontario St. Alban's Anglican Church
Prime minister Alexander Mackenzie 1892 Toronto, Ontario Jarvis Street Baptist Church
Prime minister John Abbott 1893 Montreal, Quebec Christ Church Cathedral
Prime minister John Sparrow David Thompson 1895 Halifax, Nova Scotia St. Mary's Basilica
Prime minister Charles Tupper 1915 Halifax, Nova Scotia St. Paul's Anglican Church
Prime minister Mackenzie Bowell 1917 Belleville, Ontario Bridge Street Methodist Church
Prime minister Wilfrid Laurier 1919 Ottawa, Ontario Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Cabinet minister James Robb 1929 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec Valleyfield United Church
Cabinet minister George Eulas Foster 1932 Ottawa, Ontario Chalmers United Church
Prime minister Robert Borden 1937 Ottawa, Ontario All Saints Anglican Church
Cabinet minister George Halsey Perley 1938 Ottawa, Ontario All Saints Anglican Church
Governor general The Lord Tweedsmuir 1940 Ottawa, Ontario St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Cabinet minister Ernest Lapointe 1941 Quebec City, Quebec Saint-Roch Church
Cabinet minister Raoul Dandurand 1942 Montreal, Quebec Église Saint-Viateur d'Outremont
Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King 1950 Ottawa, Ontario St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Cabinet minister Humphrey Mitchell 1950 Ottawa, Ontario St. Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr Anglican Church
Cabinet minister Alcide Côté 1955 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec Cathedral of Saint-Jean-l'Évangéliste
Prime minister Arthur Meighen 1960 Toronto, Ontario St. Andrew's United Church
Cabinet minister Jack Garland 1964 North Bay, Ontario St. Andrew's United Church
Governor general Georges Vanier 1967 Ottawa, Ontario Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Governor general Vincent Massey 1968 Ottawa, Ontario Christ Church Cathedral
Prime minister Lester B. Pearson 1972 Ottawa, Ontario Christ Church Cathedral
Prime minister Louis St. Laurent 1973 Quebec City, Quebec Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral
Prime minister John Diefenbaker 1979 Ottawa, Ontario Christ Church Cathedral
Governor general Jules Léger 1980 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile
Cabinet minister Daniel J. MacDonald 1980 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island St. Dunstan's Basilica
Governor general Roland Michener 1991 Ottawa, Ontario Christ Church Cathedral
Governor general Jeanne Sauvé 1993 Montreal, Quebec Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Prime minister Pierre Trudeau 2000 Montreal, Quebec Notre-Dame Basilica
Governor general Ray Hnatyshyn 2002 Ottawa, Ontario Christ Church Cathedral
Governor general Roméo LeBlanc 2009 Memramcook, New Brunswick Saint-Thomas de Memramcook Church
Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton 2011 Toronto, Ontario Roy Thomson Hall
Cabinet minister Jim Flaherty 2014 Toronto, Ontario St. James Cathedral
Prime Minister John Turner 2020 Toronto, Ontario St. Michael's Cathedral
  • According to some sources Alexander Mackenzie did not have a state funeral.
  • McGee, Foster, Perley, and Flaherty were not sitting cabinet ministers at the times of their deaths.
  • Sidney Smith, External Affairs Minister, qualified for a state funeral in 1959, but did not receive one.
  • A state funeral was offered for assassinated Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte in 1970 but his widow declined.
  • A state funeral was offered for Chief Justice Bora Laskin by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau but his family declined.
National Commemoration Ceremonies
State position Name Date of ceremony Place of ceremony Building Sources
Queen consort Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 2002 Ottawa, Ontario Christ Church Cathedral
President of South Africa Nelson Mandela 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Parkdale United Church

Alberta

State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building Sources
Lieutenant governor Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan 2000 Edmonton Robertson-Wesley United Church
Premier Peter Lougheed 2012 Edmonton Alberta Legislature
Premier Jim Prentice 2016 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Newfoundland and Labrador

State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building Sources
Lieutenant governor, federal and provincial cabinet minister John Crosbie 2020 St. John's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Ontario

State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building Sources
Lieutenant governor Lincoln Alexander 2012 Hamilton Hamilton Place Theatre
Premier John Robarts 1982 Toronto St. Paul's Anglican Church

Quebec

State funerals in Quebec are reserved for former premiers. "National" funerals may be held for other distinguished Quebecers. Unlike state funerals, these are only partially subsidized by the government.

State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building Sources
Premier Maurice Duplessis 1959 Trois-Rivières De l'Assomption (Immaculée-Conception) Cathedral
Premier Daniel Johnson Sr. 1968 Quebec City Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
Premier Jean Lesage 1980 Quebec City Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
Premier René Lévesque 1987 Quebec City Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
Premier Robert Bourassa 1996 Montreal Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
Premier Jacques Parizeau 2015 Montreal Église Saint-Germain
Premier Bernard Landry 2018 Montreal Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

National funerals

Occupation Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building Sources
Athlete Maurice Richard 2000 Montreal Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
Union leader Louis Laberge 2002 Montreal Basilique Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde
Athlete Jean Béliveau 2014 Montréal Basilique Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde
Music producer and agent René Angélil 2016 Montreal Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
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State funerals in Canada
State funerals in Canada Language Watch Edit State funerals in Canada are public events held to commemorate former governors general prime ministers other members of the Cabinet who died in office and at the Cabinet s discretion other eminent Canadians With ceremonial military and religious elements incorporated state funerals are offered and executed by the Governor General in Council who provides a dignified manner for the Canadian people to mourn a national public figure Provincial and territorial governments may also perform state funerals for citizens in their particular jurisdictions however most state funerals are federal affairs The remains of John A Macdonald lying in state in the Senate Chamber 1891 Contents 1 Process 2 History 3 List of state funerals in Canada 4 List of provincial state funerals in Canada 4 1 Alberta 4 2 Newfoundland and Labrador 4 3 Ontario 4 4 Quebec 4 4 1 National funerals 5 See also 6 ReferencesProcess EditState funerals are not required by any law and the family of the deceased may opt not to have such an event take place Should the family agree to a state funeral the Department of Canadian Heritage DCH will work in close consultation with them as well as other government departments and elements of the private sector the degree of involvement depending on the size and complexity of the event Similarly the timeline varies on a case by case basis most lasting between five and six days during which the national flag is flown at half mast on the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and at other federal Crown owned installations across the country The funeral train of John A Macdonald pulled by Canadian Pacific no 283 carrying his remains on 10 June 1891 from Ottawa to Kingston Ontario A formal statement issued by the Governor General in Council is typically broadcast by the media to notify the general public of an upcoming state funeral while the DCH issues invitations according to the Order of Precedence with foreign heads of state and government included 1 Meanwhile in the days leading up to the funeral the body is transported from the place of death to Ottawa whereupon the casket is met by a guard of honour drawn from the Governor General s Foot Guards for a former governor general and from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a former prime minister and other ministers or honoured individuals and escorted by it to the Centre Block of the parliament buildings There the remains lie in state for a period of two days with four members of the accordant guard of honour maintaining a constant vigil for the remains of governors general this takes place in the Senate chamber in the Hall of Honour for those of prime ministers and in other rooms for other individuals On both days designated hours are set for public viewing The coffin is then escorted from the Centre Block to a waiting hearse as a gun salute is fired 21 guns for a governor general 19 guns for a prime minister and 15 guns for others The casket is then either transported to another location in the country for further memorials or to the place of burial State funeral memorial services are typically held in churches The choice of host church is dependent on the religious faith of the deceased However since 1968 all state funerals held in Ottawa have included a service at the Anglican Church of Canada s Christ Church Cathedral its five state funerals are the most of any venue Three other churches have hosted two state funerals All Saints Anglican Church Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and St Andrew s Presbyterian Church all in Ottawa The state funeral of Jack Layton held in 2011 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto is the only Canadian state funeral to have been held outside of a church Similar to a state funeral is a commemoration ceremony which is a religious or memorial service to mark the passing of an individual from a family that did not wish a state funeral or did not reside in Canada For instance a commemoration ceremony was held in Ottawa in 2002 for the death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and in 2013 for Nelson Mandela the former President of South Africa nevertheless these commemorations may be classified as state funerals by the Canadian government 2 Not all who lie in state at parliament nor all for whom flags are flown at half mast receive a state funeral The exception was made for the funeral of Retired Sergeant Ernest Smith the last living Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross from the Second World War History Edit The funeral procession of Thomas D Arcy McGee in Montreal 1868 The first state funeral in Canada was held for Thomas D Arcy McGee after his assassination in April 1868 3 The first Governor General of Canada to receive a state funeral was Lord Tweedsmuir in 1940 who died in office Sir John A Macdonald Canada s first prime minister was also the first to receive a state funeral Jack Layton was the first Leader of Her Majesty s Loyal Opposition who was not also a former prime minister to be honoured with a state funeral 4 after lying in state in the foyer of the House of Commons the funeral service took place at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto List of state funerals in Canada EditCanadian state funerals State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Venue SourcesCabinet minister Thomas D Arcy McGee 1868 Ottawa Ontario St Patrick s Bascilica 5 6 7 Prime minister John A Macdonald 1891 Ottawa Ontario St Alban s Anglican Church 8 9 Prime minister Alexander Mackenzie 1892 Toronto Ontario Jarvis Street Baptist Church 10 Prime minister John Abbott 1893 Montreal Quebec Christ Church Cathedral 11 Prime minister John Sparrow David Thompson 1895 Halifax Nova Scotia St Mary s Basilica 12 13 Prime minister Charles Tupper 1915 Halifax Nova Scotia St Paul s Anglican Church 14 Prime minister Mackenzie Bowell 1917 Belleville Ontario Bridge Street Methodist Church 15 Prime minister Wilfrid Laurier 1919 Ottawa Ontario Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica 16 17 18 Cabinet minister James Robb 1929 Salaberry de Valleyfield Quebec Valleyfield United Church 19 Cabinet minister George Eulas Foster 1932 Ottawa Ontario Chalmers United Church 20 Prime minister Robert Borden 1937 Ottawa Ontario All Saints Anglican Church 21 Cabinet minister George Halsey Perley 1938 Ottawa Ontario All Saints Anglican Church 22 Governor general The Lord Tweedsmuir 1940 Ottawa Ontario St Andrew s Presbyterian ChurchCabinet minister Ernest Lapointe 1941 Quebec City Quebec Saint Roch Church 23 24 Cabinet minister Raoul Dandurand 1942 Montreal Quebec Eglise Saint Viateur d Outremont 25 Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King 1950 Ottawa Ontario St Andrew s Presbyterian ChurchCabinet minister Humphrey Mitchell 1950 Ottawa Ontario St Barnabas Apostle and Martyr Anglican Church 26 Cabinet minister Alcide Cote 1955 Saint Jean sur Richelieu Quebec Cathedral of Saint Jean l Evangeliste 27 28 Prime minister Arthur Meighen 1960 Toronto Ontario St Andrew s United ChurchCabinet minister Jack Garland 1964 North Bay Ontario St Andrew s United Church 29 Governor general Georges Vanier 1967 Ottawa Ontario Notre Dame Cathedral BasilicaGovernor general Vincent Massey 1968 Ottawa Ontario Christ Church Cathedral 30 Prime minister Lester B Pearson 1972 Ottawa Ontario Christ Church CathedralPrime minister Louis St Laurent 1973 Quebec City Quebec Notre Dame de Quebec CathedralPrime minister John Diefenbaker 1979 Ottawa Ontario Christ Church Cathedral 31 Governor general Jules Leger 1980 Salaberry de Valleyfield Quebec Basilique Cathedrale Sainte Cecile 32 33 Cabinet minister Daniel J MacDonald 1980 Charlottetown Prince Edward Island St Dunstan s Basilica 34 35 Governor general Roland Michener 1991 Ottawa Ontario Christ Church Cathedral 36 Governor general Jeanne Sauve 1993 Montreal Quebec Mary Queen of the World Cathedral 37 Prime minister Pierre Trudeau 2000 Montreal Quebec Notre Dame Basilica 34 Governor general Ray Hnatyshyn 2002 Ottawa Ontario Christ Church CathedralGovernor general Romeo LeBlanc 2009 Memramcook New Brunswick Saint Thomas de Memramcook Church 34 38 39 Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton 2011 Toronto Ontario Roy Thomson HallCabinet minister Jim Flaherty 2014 Toronto Ontario St James Cathedral 40 41 42 Prime Minister John Turner 2020 Toronto Ontario St Michael s Cathedral 43 According to some sources Alexander Mackenzie did not have a state funeral 44 45 McGee Foster Perley and Flaherty were not sitting cabinet ministers at the times of their deaths Sidney Smith External Affairs Minister qualified for a state funeral in 1959 but did not receive one 46 A state funeral was offered for assassinated Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte in 1970 but his widow declined 47 A state funeral was offered for Chief Justice Bora Laskin by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau but his family declined 48 National Commemoration Ceremonies State position Name Date of ceremony Place of ceremony Building SourcesQueen consort Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 2002 Ottawa Ontario Christ Church Cathedral 2 President of South Africa Nelson Mandela 2013 Ottawa Ontario Parkdale United Church 2 49 List of provincial state funerals in Canada EditAlberta Edit State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building SourcesLieutenant governor Dr J W Grant MacEwan 2000 Edmonton Robertson Wesley United Church 50 Premier Peter Lougheed 2012 Edmonton Alberta Legislature 51 Premier Jim Prentice 2016 Calgary Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 52 Newfoundland and Labrador Edit State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building SourcesLieutenant governor federal and provincial cabinet minister John Crosbie 2020 St John s Cathedral of St John the Baptist 53 Ontario Edit State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building SourcesLieutenant governor Lincoln Alexander 2012 Hamilton Hamilton Place Theatre 54 Premier John Robarts 1982 Toronto St Paul s Anglican Church 55 56 Quebec Edit State funerals in Quebec are reserved for former premiers National funerals may be held for other distinguished Quebecers Unlike state funerals these are only partially subsidized by the government 57 State position Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building SourcesPremier Maurice Duplessis 1959 Trois Rivieres De l Assomption Immaculee Conception Cathedral 58 59 Premier Daniel Johnson Sr 1968 Quebec City Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec 60 61 Premier Jean Lesage 1980 Quebec City Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec 62 63 Premier Rene Levesque 1987 Quebec City Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec 64 Premier Robert Bourassa 1996 Montreal Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal 65 Premier Jacques Parizeau 2015 Montreal Eglise Saint Germain 66 Premier Bernard Landry 2018 Montreal Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal 67 National funerals Edit Occupation Name Date of funeral Place of funeral Building SourcesAthlete Maurice Richard 2000 Montreal Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal 68 Union leader Louis Laberge 2002 Montreal Basilique Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde 69 Athlete Jean Beliveau 2014 Montreal Basilique Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde 70 Music producer and agent Rene Angelil 2016 Montreal Basilique Notre Dame de MontrealSee also EditDeath and state funeral of Pierre Trudeau Death and state funeral of Jack LaytonReferences Edit Government of Canada 26 June 2009 Frequently Asked Questions on State Funerals in Canada Queen s Printer for Canada Retrieved 3 February 2010 a b c Past state funerals Government of Canada Government of Canada Retrieved 26 January 2016 Ciarula Lesley 23 August 2011 State funeral for Layton in Toronto on Saturday Toronto Star retrieved 23 August 2011 State Funerals in Canada gt Past State Funerals Queen s Printer for Canada Archived from the original on 27 August 2011 Retrieved 26 August 2011 THOMAS D ARCY McGEE Funeral Services at Ottawa Thirty Thousand People in Procession PDF The New York Times New York NY 14 April 1868 Retrieved 23 August 2011 Collections Canada 2 May 2005 THOMAS D ARCY McGEE 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