|Former soldier Ron Roach stands at the National War Memorial Thursday to pay respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, killed Wednesday. Trevor Greenway/Metro|
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was fatally shot Wednesday at the National War Memorial, will be laid to rest in a private service on Tuesday.
The funeral service for Cirillo will begin at noon at Christ’s Church Cathedral on James St. N. in Hamilton, his hometown.
Cirillo was shot Wednesday as he stood on sentry duty at the memorial. His attacker, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, then went to Parliament Hill, where he stormed the main entrance and ran down a hall. He was killed in a volley of gunfire by Mounties and security officers.
Cirillo was a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, based in Hamilton.
While the service is restricted to invited guests, members of the public are invited to pay their respects as the funeral procession winds its way through the city.
The procession will begin at the Argyll Commemorative Pavilion at Bayfront Park in Hamilton at 11 a.m. The funeral procession will head south along Bay St. N., east along York Blvd., north along James St. N. to the cathedral.
The service will be broadcast via video link at Hamilton’s First Ontario Centre, 101 York Blvd.