The funeral for the Quebecers killed during a terrorist siege in Burkina Faso last month will take place this Saturday,Feb. 6 at Très-Saint-Sacrement Church in the Quebec City suburb of Ste-Foy.
Gladys Chamberland and her spouse Yves Carrier, 65, along with their son, Charles-Élie, and Carrier's daughter, Maude, died when four jihadist attackers linked to al-Qaeda stormed the Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino Café in Ouagadougou.
Louis Chabot and Suzanne Bernier accompanied the family on a humanitarian mission and were also killed during the attacks.
Donations to Casira welcome
The service will start at 2:30 p.m. ET at the church at 1330 Sainte-Foy Road. Members of the public are welcome.
A memorial service will also take place on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m at Complexe de la Cité, 1600 Le Gendre Avenue in the Cap-Rouge neighbourhood.
The victims' families have asked that donations be made to Casira, the humanitarian organization in Burkina Faso for which the Carrier family did volunteer work.