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Funeral for pilot in Lapierre plane crash to be held Saturday

Funeral for Lapierre, his wife, his two brothers and one of his sisters will be held on Friday in Bassin


 
The wreckage of an airplane lies in a field Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Havre-aux-Maison, Quebec. The crashed Tuesday off an island in eastern Quebec killed several people, Quebec provincial police said. Among those killed was former federal cabinet minister and political commentator Jean Lapierre. (David Noel/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

The wreckage of an airplane lies in a field Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Havre-aux-Maison, Quebec. (David Noel, CP via AP)

LA PRAIRIE, Que. — A funeral will be held Saturday for the pilot in the plane crash that killed former federal cabinet minister Jean Lapierre and four other members of his family.

The service for Pascal Gosselin will take place in La Prairie, just south of Montreal.

The 46-year-old is survived by his wife, their three children, his parents and a sister.

A funeral for Lapierre, his wife, his two brothers and one of his sisters will be held on Friday in Bassin, the late political commentator’s hometown in Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

They all died when the plane crashed on March 29 as it approached the airport in Havre-aux-Maisons. Friday’s funeral will also be for Lapierre’s father, who died of Parkinson’s disease a few days before the crash.

Details of the funeral for the seventh person to die in the accident, co-pilot Fabrice Labourel, are not known.

 


 
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