Former Mayor Hazel McCallion will lie in state at Mississauga City Hall starting Sunday


Published February 11, 2023 at 12:08 pm

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Mayor Crombie has invited the public to pay their final respects to the life and legacy of former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.

McCallion will lie in state beginning Sunday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 12. The procession times for both days will be from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

McCallion’s family, alongside Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Doug Ford, and Michelle DiEmanuele are just a few of the many who will be in attendance to pay their last respects. 

Flags will be flown at half-mast across the province during the state funeral on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

A small number of tickets will be available online free of charge to the public starting Feb. 9, 2023 at 12 p.m.

Members of the public attending either days are requested to arrive before 10 a.m. and will be asked to present their tickets due to limited seating.

Those who are unable to attend in person, but would still like to view the service can watch the livestream on the Government of Ontario’s YouTube channel

 An online condolence book has also been set up for anyone who would like to leave a message or memory. You can visit it here.

Nearly four decades later, McCallion decided to bow out at age 93, leaving the mayor’s office 36 years after she was first elected. On her 80th birthday, she attributed “toughness” from her rural upbringing in the Gaspe, Quebec region to her longevity and political success.

For anyone wishing to make a contribution in McCallion‘s honour can do so at the Trillium Hospital Foundation or the Hazel McCallion Foundation for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

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