Manmeet Bhullar state memorial service to be held Sunday in Calgary
Following tearful tributes across political spectrum, popular Calgary MLA to receive state memorial service
After several days of emotional tributes to the popular Calgary MLA, Manmeet Bhullar will receive a state memorial service in Calgary on Sunday.
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Bhullar, 35, was killed Monday afternoon after he got out of his car in an attempt to aid another motorist on a snowy highway.
RCMP said a vehicle skidded off the Queen Elizabeth II Highway north of Red Deer and rolled onto the median. Bhullar was one of two motorists who tried to help.
A semi-truck on the same stretch of highway lost control, hitting one of the parked vehicles and careening into the median. Bhullar was struck as he was walked between his vehicle and the rollover.
He was rushed to hospital, but later died. No one else was hurt in the incident.
The Progressive Conservative MLA for Calgary-Greenway will be memorialized Sunday at the Jubilee Auditorium.
A viewing begins at 9 a.m. and the service, which is open to the public, starts at noon.