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Their Excellencies to attend State funeral for the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc

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July 2, 2009

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and her husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, will attend the State funeral for former governor general the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, who passed away on June 24, 2009.  The ceremony will take place at Saint-Thomas Church, in Memramcook, New Brunswick, on Friday, July 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. (EDT).

Signing of the book of condolence for the public
Members of the public have until Friday, July 3, 2009, at 5 p.m., to either post a message of condolence on or to sign the book of condolence at either of the official residences of the Governor General:

Rideau Hall, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Citadelle of Québec, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To view Her Excellency’s condolence message or to read more about Mr. LeBlanc, including his  biography, speeches and highlights of his mandate from 1995 to 1999, please visit


Media information
Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office