Alberta Premier Alison Redford has invited Albertans to pay their respects to Peter Lougheed who will be lying-in-state in the rotunda of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton next week.
The former premier of Alberta died Thursday evening in a Calgary hospital.
“Peter Lougheed held a special place in Albertans’ hearts, including mine as a dear friend and trusted mentor,” Redford said in a release that announced details of the public tribute. “It’s important that Albertans who knew and admired him have the chance to say goodbye, and to reflect on his remarkable life and legacy.”
Albertans have been invited to pay their respects at the legislature between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sept. 17, and between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sept. 19.
The government of Alberta has also set up a tribute page at www.alberta.ca.
Books of condolence will available between Sept. 18 and Sept. 28 at the following locations:
- Edmonton: Alberta Legislature Rotunda (107 Street and 97 Avenue) – 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Calgary: McDougall Centre (455 – 6 Street SW) 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Fort McMurray: Oil Sands Discovery Centre, 515 Mackenzie Boulevard – 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Grande Prairie: Room 2501, Provincial Building, 10320 – 99 Street – 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Lethbridge: 2nd Floor, Administration Building, 909 – 3 Avenue N – 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Medicine Hat: 2nd Floor, Provincial Building, 346 – 3 Street SE – 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Red Deer: 4th Floor, Provincial Building, 4920 – 51 Street – 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
The government says details of a public memorial will be released soon.