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December 10, 2014

Details For Jean Beliveau's Funeral On Wednesday


Jean Beliveau will have what the Quebec government calls a "national funeral" on Wednesday at the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal.

4 former Habs to speak

Four Habs legends who skated side by side with Jean Béliveau will bid their former captain a final farewell at his funeral service.

Montreal Canadiens players Dickie Moore, Yvan Cournoyer, Serge Savard and Ken Dryden will share their memories of Le Gros Bill, followed by a testimonial by Montreal Canadiens co-owner and CEO Geoff Molson.

The funeral, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in downtown Montreal, is set to begin at 2 p.m. ET.

Politicians including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre will be in attendance. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will also be present.

A cortege will leave the Bell Centre, where Jean Beliveau’s body has been laying in state for the last several days, at 1:30 p.m. to head over to the cathedral.

The pallbearers will be former teammates Guy Lafleur, Savard, Cournoyer, Jean-Guy Talbot, Phil Goyette and Bobby Rousseau.

CBC live coverage

CBC News Network, local CBC Montreal radio and CBC.ca will carry Béliveau's funeral live beginning 1 p.m. ET, starting with the arrival of the guests.

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