Funeral of Corporal Eric Labbé



    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The civic funeral of
Corporal Eric Labbé, who died in Afghanistan on January 6, 2008, will be held
at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16 2008. The ceremony will take place at
the Saint-Robert Church, located on Saint-Laurent Street West, Rimouski, Que.
    Citizens that would like to pay tribute to Corporal Eric Labbé will be
able to do so on January 16 all along the funeral procession. The convoy will
leave the Bas-Saint-Laurent Funeral Home at approximately 1:45 p.m. and will
travel successively on Sirois Ave and Saint-Laurent Street up to Saint-Robert
Church. At about 3:30 p.m., the procession will leave the Church and use
Michaud Street, on to 2nd Street to the Rimouski Cemetery (280, 2nd Street
East).

    
    Visiting hours

    - Dates and timings: Tuesday, January 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
      from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Wednesday, January 16, from
      11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.;
    - Location: Bas-Saint-Laurent Funeral Home, 286 Saint-Jean-Baptiste
      Street West (Rimouski, Que.)

    Born in Rimouski (Que.), Corporal Eric Labbé joined the Regular Force of
the Canadian Forces on September 14, 2001. Professional infantryman, Eric was
a member of 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, based in Valcartier, Que. He
was 31 years old and this was his second mission overseas as a member of the
Regular Force.

                      Note to the Editor/News Director:
    

    Corporal Eric Labbé's family wishes that media representatives respect
their privacy during this time of grief, and will therefore offer no
interviews. Media representatives will not be allowed inside the church or the
funeral home.




For further information:

For further information: and for any questions about the deceased or the
funeral, contact a member of 5 CMBG Public Affairs at one of the numbers given
bellow: Public Affairs of 5 CMBG, (418) 844-5000 ext. 4224, Pager: (418)
260-3082

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