Corporal Etienne Gonthier's funeral

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The military funeral of
Corporal Etienne Gonthier will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
February 2nd, at the Saint-Georges Church, located at 1890, 1st Avenue West,
City of Saint-Georges, in the Chaudière-Appalaches Region. Corporal Gonthier
died in Afghanistan on January 23.
    Fellow citizens who would like to honour Corporal Gonthier are welcome to
do so on February 2nd, along the funeral procession route which will travel
past 1st Avenue West, starting from Maison Roy & Giguère Inc. funeral home to
Saint-Georges Church. The funeral procession will make a slight detour on 19th
Street and 2nd Avenue. The procession should leave Maison Roy & Giguère Inc.
funeral home around 10:45 a.m.


        When:  Friday, February 1st, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
               from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

        Where: Maison Roy & Giguère Inc. funeral home, located at 2550,
               1st Avenue West, City of Saint-Georges

    Those who would like to offer their condolences or their support to the
family can make a donation at the Fondation du CHUQ - Neonatology : (418)
525-4385 or (French only).

    Born in Québec, Corporal Etienne Gonthier joined the Canadian Forces on
July 21st, 2004. A Combat Engineer, Etienne's unit was the 5 Combat Engineer
Regiment, based in Valcartier. He was 21 years old and was on his first tour


    Members of Corporal Gonthier's family wish that the media representatives
respect their privacy throughout this difficult grievance time and therefore
they have chosen not to accept any interview. Please note that the media will
be accepted inside and outside the church during the funeral ceremony, however
family members have requested that no image or sound are to be captured inside
the church.

For further information:

For further information: and inquiry regarding the deceased or the
funeral ceremony: Captain Jean-Pierre Turcotte, Public Affairs Officer, (418)
694-5560 poste 5670, Cellular: (418) 561-3259

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