A final tribute: Funeral service for Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent

News Article / October 28, 2014

From 1 Canadian Air Division

The military funeral of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue in Longueuil, Quebec.

Warrant Officer Vincent was killed while on duty on October 20, 2014, in a deliberate hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

Citizens who wish to honour Warrant Officer Vincent are invited to pay tribute on Saturday, November 1 along the funeral procession route, which will begin at the Yves Légaré funeral complex in Longueuil, Quebec. The procession is scheduled to begin at the complex at 10:15 a.m. and then proceed to the Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue via Marie-Victorin Boulevard, Bord de l’Eau Est Street, Grant Street, and Saint-Charles Street West.

In accordance with the wishes of the family, attendance at the church will be restricted to invited guests only. Following the service, military units and uniformed service members are invited to assemble on Saint-Charles Street to pay their final respects as the procession passes en route to a private interment.

Members of the Vincent family have asked the media to respect their privacy during this difficult time. For now, they do not wish to address the media, preferring to focus on the use of tools such as a possible Facebook memorial page dedicated to Warrant Officer Vincent.

Additional information

Yves Légaré – Funeral complex,
2750 Marie-Victorin Boulevard, Longueuil, Quebec   J4G 1P5

Friday, October 31
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Visitation for family only – strictly private
Closed to media
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Visitation open to the public
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Visitation open to the public
Closed to media

Saturday, November 1
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Family only – strictly private
Closed to media

Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
Military Funeral
Cocathédrale St-Antoine-de-Padoue, Longueuil, corner of Chambly Road and Saint-Charles Street.
Media will not be permitted inside the church.


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