Sapper Allard's military funeral

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The military funeral for
Sapper Matthieu Allard will be held on Thursday Aug 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., in
St-Edmond de Vassan Church located at 487 Road 111 Vassan, Qc, close to Val



    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - From 14:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    to 9:00 p.m. (open to public)
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 - From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (friends and
    family only)

    Where: Blais Funeral Home, located at 582 Avenue centrale in Val d'Or

    Born in Val D'or, Sapper Matthieu Allard joined the Canadian Forces on
March 29, 2007. Twenty years old, Matthieu served with 5 Régiment de genie de
Combat, located in Valcartier, since August 4, 2007. He left for his first
mission in Kandahar, Afghanistan, at the beginning of April 2009.


    Members of Sapper Allard's family want to go through their mourning in
privacy. They wish that media representatives respect their choice of not
according interviews. Media will therefore not be granted access to the
chapel, nor the funeral home, neither the cemetery.

For further information:

For further information: 5 CMBG Public Affairs Office, (418) 844-5000
extension 4688, Pager: (418) 260-3082

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