Cpl. Nathan Cirillo: Full Hamilton funeral procession

Watch a replay of the full funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. The 24-year-old was killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Watch a replay of the full funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Nathan Cirillo: Full Funeral Procession

8 years ago
Duration 1:05:05
The full funeral procession for Hamilton's Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Hamilton and Canada said goodbye Tuesday Oct. 28 to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. His body travelled through downtown city streets surrounded by a procession of more than 4,500 soldiers, police officers and firefighters. On the sidewalks along the way thousand of civilians filled the streets to pay respects.

Cirillo was shot and killed while standing guard at the National War Monument in Ottawa. He was was honoured with a regimental funeral.

Lt.-Col. Lawrence Hatfield, the commanding officer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, described the funeral procession as the regiment's "most sacred task."

Cirillo's funeral procession arrived at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton just before noon. Cirillo's mother Kathy sobbed as she was helped to her seat by members of her son's regiment, overcome with grief as his flag-draped casket was carried inside.

You can watch the entire funeral process and the funeral itself on this page.


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