VANCOUVER, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Funeral services for Jack Poole, chairman of the board for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), will be held today at 2 pm at Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral at 690 Burrard Street.
The Poole family has respectfully asked that media limit news coverage of the funeral to outside of the cathedral before and after the service, and that friends and family be able to arrive and depart without requests for interviews or comment.
Media wishing to attend in a non-reporting capacity to pay their respects as private citizens are welcome.
The doors will close for the service, which is expected to last approximately one hour. Mr. Poole's pallbearers and piper will leave the cathedral at approximately 3:15 pm. David Podmore, a longtime friend and business colleague, will meet with media to share a short statement from Mrs. Darlene Poole and his thoughts on Mr. Poole and the funeral service. This media availability will take place in the lawn area beside the cathedral just north of the main entrance on Burrard Street.
SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
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