GATINEAU, Que. — Troopers, family and friends are attending a army funeral in Gatineau, Que., for a Canadian soldier who died in a parachute coaching train in Bulgaria.
Bombardier Patrick Labrie, a six-year veteran of the Canadian Forces primarily based out of CFB Petawawa, died from accidents sustained whereas parachuting close to a southern Bulgarian village final month.
Navy police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the loss of life of Labrie, who was initially from Buckingham, Que.
The army stated in a launch Friday there could be a ceremonial gun salute at 12:30 p.m., with 36 clean rounds fired by 12 troopers “as a mark of respect for their brother in arms.”
Streets have been closed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday within the Buckingham space whereas a army procession ran from a neighborhood legion department to the St. Gregory of Nazianze parish.
Officers say Labrie was performing a low-altitude night time leap from a Canadian army plane throughout a multinational coaching train on June 17.