A “National Tribute” to Carl Tremblay

Quebecers will finally be able to pay their respects to Carl Tremblay next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bell Center.

The Legault government announced in a press release Wednesday that after discussions with the family, A National Tribute Ceremony The funeral will be held for the Cowboys Fringe singer, who died last week aged 47.

The public can purchase tickets to attend the evening. A A limited number Admit card will be issued on Thursday morning at 10 am on Ticketmaster website.

The event will be held at the Bell Centre, where the Montreal Canadiens organization held a brief tribute to Carl Tremblay the day after the announcement of his death.

touched A wave of love and sadness As Quebec was hit last week, Prime Minister François Legault quickly urged the family to organize a national funeral to allow more Quebecers to attend.

The type of event chosen would ultimately be consistent with his proposal, with the difference that there would be no religious ceremony, the Prime Minister’s Office clarified to Radio-Canada, citing the example of a tribute to Liz Payette after her death in October. 2018. The final decision is said to be taken by the family.

However, Quebec promises that the flag on the central tower of the parliament building will be flown at half-mast from dawn to dusk that day, just like a national funeral. The obituary has also been published online on the government website.

Grieving fans

As elsewhere, Carl Tremblay’s death left no one indifferent.

Numerous rallies were held in the days following the announcement, most notably in Repentigny, where Les Cowboys Fringants appeared, but also in towns such as L’Assomption, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières and La Tuque.

A minute’s silence was held in his honor at the House of Commons in Ottawa on Monday.

Carl Tremblay announced in July 2022 that he was suffering from prostate cancer.

However, the Cowboys Fringeants continued to fulfill most of their commitments in the following months, including a concert scheduled as part of the Festival d’État de Québec (FEQ) in the Plains of Abraham until their last show, September 9, 2023. Saint-Title.

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