A man who lost both his father and sister during the jihadist attack in the West African nation of Burkina Fasso on Jan. 15, says the bodies of six slain Quebecers will be sent home on Tuesday.

Frédéric Carrier was meeting with family on Sunday to start planning funeral arrangements.

"We had worries that there would be an investigation and that the bodies would be stuck there for months," Carrier told Radio-Canada. "We were thinking the worst."

Gladys Chamberland, her spouse Yves Carrier and their children Charles-Élie and Maude were killed when four jihadist attackers linked to al-Qaeda stormed the Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino Café in Ouagadougou.

​Louis Chabot and Suzanne Bernier, who accompanied the family on a humanitarian mission, were also killed in the attack.

With files from la Presse Canadienne