The Government of Canada will hold a state funeral for the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, who passed away on September 19, 2020.
A church service will be held on October 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (65 Bond Street) in Toronto. The ceremony will strictly follow public health COVID-19 protocols on mask wearing, sanitizing, physical distancing and congregating.
The church service is by invitation only. At the request of the family, there will be no public lying in state or lying in repose.
The Government of Canada has proceeded with a half-masting of the National Flag of Canada to honour the memory of Mr. Turner. Flags are at half-mast on all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.
On the evening of September 19, 2020, the Great Bell in the Peace Tower tolled 91 times-each ring representing a year in the life of the former politician.
Canadians are invited to visit the commemorative webpage