Jean Lapointe: a burning chapel for the public and family funerals

Jean Lapointe: a burning chapel for the public and family funerals< /p> UPDATE DAY

The general public will be able to bid a final farewell to Jean Lapointe. While the funeral on Saturday, December 17 will be reserved for the actor's relatives and friends, a burning chapel will be held on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Saint-Viateur Church in Outremont. 

Singer-songwriter, comedian, comedian and senator of Canada, Jean Lapointe will not have a state funeral, as announced by the Journal a few days ago. However, he will be entitled to a final goodbye from the general public when a burning chapel has just been officially announced by the family. This will take place on December 15 at Saint-Viateur Church in Outremont.

A private funeral ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Saint-Viateur Church in Outremont. Viateur d'Outremont, in the presence of family and friends.

Singer Marie-Élaine Thibert and actor Benoît Brière – author of the preface to the new version of Jean Lapointe's biography Pleurires – will take the stage to pay their last tribute to the artist who died on November 18. Frayne McCarthy (part of the musical The Sound of Music, playing at Théâtre Saint-Denis) will also perform some of Jean Lapointe's favorite songs.

Several dignitaries are also expected at the ceremony.

On November 28, Jean Lapointe's son, Jean-Marie Lapointe, told the Journal that he was very disappointed by the non-holding of a national funeral for his father , founder of Maison Jean Lapointe. The artist and humanist would not meet the criteria of the Government of Quebec for the implementation of this protocol granted to major public figures.

“It is not for me that I am sad, but for the public who would have loved, I believe, to pay a last tribute to dad, had confided Jean-Marie Lapointe to Journal . We are disappointed for dad too, because his work as an artist, humanist and former senator deserved to be celebrated.