Hazel McCallion funeral tickets available as former Mississauga mayor lies in state
Published February 9, 2023 at 12:09 pm
UPDATE: Numerous people have reported that when they tried to access tickets to the funeral online, they received a “sold out” notice. City of Mississauga officials said as of just after 1 p.m. Thursday that there were tickets still available and that a system issue caused by the huge demand had been resolved.
A limited number of tickets to attend the state funeral of former Mississauga mayor and Canadian political icon Hazel McCallion will be made available to the public starting at noon today (Feb. 9).
The tickets, which are free of charge, are available online.
McCallion’s state funeral will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, which would’ve been her 102nd birthday, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga.
The service begins at 11 a.m. Members of the public are to arrive at 10 a.m.
In addition to a limited number of members of the public, the funeral will also be attended by McCallion’s family, Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Ontario Secretary of the Cabinet Michelle DiEmanuele and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, among other dignitaries.
McCallion, who served for 36 years as mayor of what is now Canada’s seventh-largest city, died Jan. 29 after a month-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
She remained active on various boards of directors, including that of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, right up until she fell ill.
Prior to Tuesday’s funeral, McCallion will lie in state on Sunday and Monday at Mississauga City Hall. Over those two days, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to pay their final respects, offer their condolences and say their goodbyes to the former mayor.
Books of condolences remain available for public signing at City Hall and across Mississauga until the evening of the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, the McCallion family has asked that donations be made to Trillium Health Partners Foundation or the Hazel McCallion Charitable Foundation for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
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