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Public invited to remember Paul Dewar at 2 weekend services

People are invited to say their goodbyes to former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar at two services in Westboro and Centretown Friday and Saturday.

Dewar represented riding as an NDP MP from 2006 to 2015

Former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar will be remembered in two public events in his riding this weekend. (Giacomo Panico/CBC)

People are invited to say goodbye to former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar at two services this weekend.

Dewar died Feb. 6, about a year after revealing he had brain cancer.

Friday, the First United Church at 347 Richmond Rd. will host a community gathering to give people an opportunity to share stories about the former NDP MP.

That event runs from 2 to 8 p.m.

Another service begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dominion-Chalmers Church at the corner of O'Connor and Lisgar streets.

Reverend Brian Cornelius of the First United Church was a longtime friend of Paul Dewar. He will lead the remembrance of life and memorial service taking place today and tomorrow for Dewar. (Stephen Hoff/CBC)

The gathering and service will be led by Rev. Brian Cornelius, a longtime friend of Dewar's.

Both events are open to the public. Organizers say there's space for about 900 people on Saturday.

Dewar represented the downtown riding from 2006 to 2015.

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