Public funeral for former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion scheduled


Published February 2, 2023 at 8:31 am

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Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s funeral will be held on her birthday.

McCallion, who served as mayor of Mississauga for 36 years, died at the age of 101 on Jan. 29. 

The public is invited to commemorate her life on what would have been her birthday, Feb. 14. In 2016, Ontario proclaimed Feb. 14, as Hazel McCallion Day.

A state funeral for McCallion will be held at Paramount Fine Foods Centre on Tuesday, Feb, 14 at 11 a.m., according to a press release from the province.

Limited seating will be available for members of the public who wish to attend. Ticket information will be available at Paramount Fine Foods Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, as it becomes available.

Those who wish to attend the state funeral on Feb. 14 should arrive at Paramount Fine Foods Centre by 10 a.m.

For those unable to attend in person, the funeral service will be live-streamed on the Government of Ontario’s YouTube channel with closed captions and ASL interpretation.

The funeral will also be live-streamed at the Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr. Mississauga. Ticket information will be available at the Living Arts Centre as it becomes available.

Ahead of the funeral, McCallion will lie in repose and Mayor Crombie invites the public to visit Mississauga City Hall, 300 City Centre Dr. on Sunday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

People may also sign an online condolence book or a printed version, which will be available at Mississauga City Hall.

McCallion’s family, alongside Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Premier Doug Ford, Michelle DiEmanuele, Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council for the Government of Ontario and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie will be in attendance to pay their respects.

The flags will be flown at half-mast across the province on the day of the funeral.

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