Friends and family gathered Sunday to celebrate an Ottawa musician who died in a construction incident this past week.
Marc Nelson, 44, died Monday at the Bank of Canada work site as a crew was demolishing a wall made of cinder blocks in the basement of the building at Bank and Wellington streets. The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating.
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Nelson, who was also a construction worker, is well known for his folk music group, the Marc Nelson trio, which played throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
A memorial was scheduled for Sunday to honour the married father of two at the Crazy Horse Bar & Grill at the Kanata Centrum.
On Friday, two of Nelson’s band mates spoke with Giacomo Panico, who was hosting CBC Radio’s All in a Day.
Nelson's funeral will take place Monday at St. Basil's Church on Rex Avenue, which is near Carling and Broadview avenues, at 11 a.m.