Funeral for Burkina Faso victims will be this Saturday in Quebec City

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 Ste-Foy, Que.

Family of four and two friends were killed during a terrorist siege in Ouagadougou

The six Quebecers, including a family of four, who were killed during a 12-hour siege in Burkina Faso were on a humanitarian mission. (Radio-Canada)

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.


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