Mol funeral to be held in sculpture garden

A public funeral will be held Monday for artist Leo Mol in the sculpture garden that bears his name at Assiniboine Park.

A public funeral will be held Monday for artist Leo Mol in the sculpture garden that bears his name at Assiniboine Park.

The world-renowned Winnipeg sculptor died Saturday at the age of 94.

Brenda Bracken-Warwick, executive director of Partners in the Park, the not-for-profit organization representing the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, said it is an appropriate place to remember the artist.

"He obviously had great love for Winnipeg in terms of gifting the works to the city. He could've gifted them anywhere in North America and he chose to have them stay here in Winnipeg," she said. "I think the appreciation and love he felt for the creation of the garden is obviously significant to he and his wife."

The service will be held at 7 p.m.