Guy Lafleur in the state: Thousands of admirers line up at the Bell Center

The legendary hockey player is due in state on Sunday and Monday.

The public can pay their respects on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Quebec Premier François Legault and Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante were among the first to extend their condolences to the Lafleur family.

Mr Legault then delivered a tribute in front of the cameras.

The tribute to François Legault

All of Quebec mourns Guy Lafleur. It brings back incredible memories to those who had the chance to see him play. Back then we won five Stanley Cups, we were proud. It brought everyone together. Anglophones, francophones, everyone supported Guy Lafleur. Everyone was proud that Guy Lafleur was a local little guy who became the best player in the National League‘ said the Prime Minister.

While Mr. Legault did not have the opportunity to meet Guy Lafleur, he continues to admire the Blonde Demon’s career, both on and off the ice.

I’m happy to see that several Quebecers have come to thank him for all the little joys we’ve had on Wednesday and Saturday nights, game nights, to see him step in on the right winghe remembers.

We want to find a place to honor the memory of Guy Lafleur and ensure that our streets in the city of Montreal will forever commemorate this incredible legend and everything he left behind in terms of hockey but also with the values ​​of the Lord Lafleuradded Ms. Plante.

His comrades-in-arms Yvon Lambert and Réjean Houle also gave their testimonies full of emotion and humour. milles à l’heure, partout. […] 100milles à l’heure quand il allait à Québec en voiture, 100milles à l’heure quand il allait sur la patinoire”,”text”:”Guy Lafleur y allait à 100milles à l’heure, partout. […] 100milles à l’heure quand il allait à Québec en voiture, 100milles à l’heure quand il allait sur la patinoire”}}”>Guy Lafleur drove everywhere at 100 miles an hour. […] 100 miles an hour going to Quebec, 100 miles an hour going to the rinkillustrates Mr. Houle.

Canadian athletes with Canadian flags.

Guy Lafleur’s brothers in arms, Yvon Lambert and Réjean Houle, testified at the hockey legend’s funeral.

As of Sunday 9 a.m., many people, including those from Moncton, Vancouver and Toronto, have traveled to Montreal to bid their hero one last farewell.

Guy Lafleur, qui était mon idole. Depuis le premier jour où j’ai commencé à jouer au hockey, Guy Lafleur, c’était le joueur, mon joueur [préféré]. J’ai 58ans, je joue encore au hockey, et des fois je me prends encore pour lui”,”text”:”Je suis venu payer mon respect à M.Guy Lafleur, qui était mon idole. Depuis le premier jour où j’ai commencé à jouer au hockey, Guy Lafleur, c’était le joueur, mon joueur [préféré]. J’ai 58ans, je joue encore au hockey, et des fois je me prends encore pour lui”}}”>I came to pay my respects to Mr Guy Lafleur, who was my idol. From the day I started playing hockey, Guy Lafleur was the player, my player [préféré]. I’m 58, still play hockey and sometimes I still think I’m himsaid Yves Martineau, an admirer of the hockey player, standing in line.

A follower of Guy Lafleur.

Several hundred supporters gathered at the Bell Center in Montreal to pay their respects to Guy Lafleur.

Photo: The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes

A group from Acadia traveled 10 hours to attend the event. We flew yesterday and had to sleep in the hotel. […] We thought that was important. We’re old Guy Lafleur fans and realize these are emotions we didn’t want [manquer]‘ said one of them.

Some admirers brought souvenirs such as jerseys and photographs signed by Guy Lafleur. These symbols are a reminder of Guy Lafleur’s generosity to the community.

Many say he’s the one who has signed the most autographs in Quebec history, it’s still not nothing, it means there was a demand! It also means he was willing to take the time it takes to sign his autographstestified Mr. Legault.

Another fan had met Guy Lafleur at an event in Bagotville. The legendary ice hockey player had brought a stack of photos to distribute. Sitting behind a folding table and without an umbrella on a hot summer’s day, he held his position until everyone had their autographs, this fan recalls in front of the Bell Center.

An image of Guy Lafleur is projected onto the ice rink at the Bell Centre.

For the third time in its history, the Bell Center is transformed into a burning chapel to celebrate one of Canada’s great heroes.

Photo: Courtesy of nh.com

The Lafleur family wanted to organize honoring ceremonies along the lines of the former ice hockey player: simple and accessible. The Bell Center was turned into a burning chapel.

Two large banners surrounded Lafleur’s number 10 banner, usually placed at the heights of the arena. The Stanley Cup, which Lafleur won five times with the Montreal Canadiens, shone in the background of the deceased’s coffin. The Hart, Art Ross, Conn Smythe and Ted Lindsay trophies sat on one side while family sat on the other.

Young and old, many dressed in the mythical “number 10”, came to say goodbye to Mr Lafleur one last time.

Former Lafleur teammates also marched through Ardent Chapel. The Canadian’s current players should pass by the end of the afternoon.

A state funeral will be held on Tuesday 3 May at 11am in the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral.

The “Blonde Demon” died of lung cancer on April 22 at the age of 70.

Leave a Comment