VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The military funeral for
Corporal Karine Blais will be held on Friday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m., in
Saint-Edouard Church, located at 162, Principale Street, in the municipality
of Les Méchins. Corporal Blais died in Afghanistan on April 13.
Citizens who wish to honour Corporal Blais' memory are welcome to join
the funeral procession which will travel on Bellevue Road and Principale
Street starting from Judes Landry et fils Funeral Home. The procession should
leave the funeral home around 10:20 a.m.
When: Thursday, April 23 - Family only in the morning and afternoon,
open to public after 7 p.m.
Where: Judes Landry et fils Funeral Home, located at 129, Bellevue Road
West (132 Highway), Les Méchins, Quebec.
Raised in Les Méchins, in the Bas-St-Laurent region, Corporal Karine Blais
joined the Canadian Forces on February 3, 2006. As an armoured soldier, Karine
was serving with the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, based in Valcartier, since
July 2007. She was 21 years old and was on her first mission overseas.
NOTES TO CHIEF EDITOR/SENIOR NEWS EDITOR:
Members of Corporal Blais' family wish that media representatives respect
their privacy throughout this difficult time and therefore will not accept any
interviews. Please note that media access to the church and funeral home will
not be granted.
For further information:
For further information: 5 CMBG Public Affairs Office, (418) 844-5000
extension 4688, Pager: (418) 260-3082