PRIME Minister Stephen Harper will attend the military funeral of Corporal Nathan Cirillo that will take place on Tuesday, October 28 at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario.
Cirillo died on October 22 after being shot while on sentry duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. He was a member of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) based in Hamilton.
Fellow citizens who would like to honour Cirillo are welcome to do so on October 28 along the funeral procession route which will begin at The Argyll Commemorative Pavilion at Bayfront Park in Hamilton. The procession is scheduled to begin at Bayfront Park at 11 a.m. Military units, and uniformed service members may form up at Bayfront Park and follow the procession. The funeral procession will head south along Bay Street North, then east along York Boulevard and then north along James Street North concluding at Christ’s Church Cathedral. Military units, uniformed service members and members of the public who wish to view the funeral service may do so via video at First Ontario Centre located at 101 York Boulevard. The First Ontario Centre will open to the public beginning at 10 a.m.
As per the wishes of the family, public attendance at Christ’s Church Cathedral will be restricted to invited guests only. Following the service military units and uniformed service members are asked to form up on the south side of York Boulevard to pay final respects as the procession passes on route to a private internment.
When: Tuesday, October 28, 12 p.m.
Where: Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton, and First Ontario Centre, 101 York Boulevard, Hamilton.