Still shaken by the sudden death of Sylvie Roy, his relatives, friends and members of the political class will meet on Monday in the Assumption Cathedral of Trois-Rivieres – city grew MP – to greet her one last time memory.
After a month of hospitalization at the Hospital Child Jesus of Quebec, the Independent Member of Parliament for Arthabaska succumbed to acute hepatitis, 31 July, at the age of 51 years, leaving in particular to mourn two children, Michael and Estelle.
Many of his former colleagues and rivals in the National Assembly moved to the funeral home before the funeral, scheduled to begin around 16 hours.
Visibly shaken again, the caquiste MP François Bonnardel, whose collaboration with Ms. Roy went back to the time of the ADQ, recalled an authentic and real woman, close to his constituents.
Although Ms. Roy had left the future Coalition Quebec (CAQ), slamming the door to sit as an independent, the leader François Legault held to remember the “good memories.”
Describing Ms Roy tragic death, it was said especially sorry for the two children of the member who lost a mother.
Many other politicians, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard through candidates for the leadership of the Parti Quebecois and the three members of Quebec solidaire – Françoise David and Amir Khadir Manon Masseo – will be present at the funeral.
An hour before the ceremony, a few dozen people were present in the park in front of the cathedral to pay tribute to Ms. Roy.
During the funeral, the former head of the ADQ, Mario Dumont, now host to VAT, is expected to speak at the private ceremony, which can assist media representatives.
Sunday, many people had already moved to a funeral home in Trois-Rivières to pay a final tribute to Ms. Roy.
Elected three times in Lotbinière, then twice in Arthabaska, due to the redrawing of the electoral map, Sylvie Roy was MP from 2003 until his death, first under the ADQ banner until 2011 and caquiste, through August 2015 when she chose to sit as an independent.
Important dates for Sylvie Roy
– Born November 4, 1964 in La Tuque.
– A law degree from Laval University in 1987, she became a member of the Quebec Bar the following year and practice in the private sector until 2003.
– She was elected councilor for Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard in 1999 and Acting Mayor, and finally mayor, a position she held until 2003.
– In 2003, Ms. Roy was elected under the banner of the Action démocratique du Québec in the riding of Lotbinière.
– She was re-elected in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014 under the banner of the future Quebec Coalition.
– Between April 4, 2007 and November 5, 2008, Ms. Roy holds the Deputy House Leader function of the official opposition, before being leader of the second opposition group from 21 April to 29 October 2009.
– After slammed the door of the future Quebec Coalition, Ms. Roy seat as independent from August 26, 2015.