Last day to pay respects to former Mayor Hazel McCallion before funeral in Mississauga


Published February 13, 2023 at 8:51 am

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The public can pay their final respects to the life and legacy of former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion today.

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.

Today (Feb. 13) is the final day to visit Mayor McCallion lying in state at Mississauga City Hall.

Yesterday, a piper led the procession into city hall. The visitation today will again start with a procession at 11 a.m. People are invited to pay their respects until 7 p.m.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie attended yesterday.

Books of condolences are for at City Hall and across Mississauga the public to sign until the evening of the funeral.

McCallion’s state funeral is on Tuesday, Feb. 14, which would have been her 102nd birthday, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place in Mississauga.

The service begins at 11 a.m. Members of the public are to arrive at 10 a.m.

Along with McCallion’s family, several dignitaries are expected to attend including Premier Doug Ford, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario Secretary of the Cabinet Michelle DiEmanuele and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie,

Limited tickets are free and still available online here.

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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