Former PM Mulroney, former Gov. Gen. Clarkson to eulogize queen at Ottawa memorial

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney and former governor common Adrienne Clarkson are to eulogize Queen Elizabeth at a memorial service Monday in Ottawa.

Canadian artists Rufus Wainwright and Ginette Reno will even carry out songs in homage to the queen, per new particulars the federal authorities has launched in regards to the commemorative occasions deliberate for the day of her state funeral in London.

Donald Sales space, the Canadian secretary to the King, and Brig.-Gen. Man Belisle, the chaplain common of the Canadian Armed Forces, are to learn prayers through the service at Christ Church Cathedral, which begins at 1 p.m. and can be televised and live-streamed.

Within the lead-up to the occasion, a memorial parade will start at 12:10 p.m., departing from Cartier Drill Corridor and arriving on the church for the beginning of the ceremony.

The parade will embody two mounted detachments of the RCMP Musical Trip, a 100-person army guard of honour, a number of marching bands, 17 honorary pallbearers and a flag-bearer.

Throughout the parade, a 96-gun salute will sound from close by LeBreton Flats, throughout from the Canadian Warfare Museum — one salvo for annually of the queen’s life.

The church service will even characteristic a tribute from Albert Dumont, Ottawa’s English poet laureate and Algonquin Non secular Advisor.

And along with the stylings of Wainwright and Reno, the ceremony will embody “musical interludes” carried out by artists together with violinist David Baik, playwright, producer and director Tomson Freeway, vocalist Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali.

Singer and actor Kim Richardson will sing the nationwide anthem.

The officiants would be the Christ Church Cathedral’s dean Beth Bretzlaff and Bishop Shane Parker of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

Dignitaries, diplomats and politicians, together with former prime minister Joe Clark, are anticipated to be within the room.

The general public will even be capable of watch the occasion on giant screens in entrance of the Backyard of the Provinces and Territories on Wellington Road.

On the finish of the service, Royal Canadian Air Pressure CF-18 fighter jets will carry out a flypast over the cathedral and Parliament Hill.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and a delegation together with a handful of their predecessors are anticipated to attend the funeral in London, which is able to mark the tip of an official mourning interval that started upon her dying final week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Sept. 15, 2022

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