Mourners pay respects to Lougheed
Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:21AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:18PM MDT
Albertans lined up at the Legislature Building in Edmonton for the second day for their chance to pay their respects and say goodbye to the man that many call the father of modern Alberta.
The lineups for the procession into the building to view the casket of Peter Lougheed have been long.
Peter Lougheed died last week at the hospital in Calgary that bears his name.
Ever since his death, people have been remembering the impact he had on the province and the nation.
Following the viewing in Edmonton, the casket will be leaving the rotunda at the Legislature at about 6 p.m. and will be accompanied by Lougheed's family along with Premier Alison Redford.
It will then be driven towards the U of A campus and past the Rutherford House which was Lougheed's home while he was studying at the university.
The hearse will then drive by the Knox United Metropolitan Church, where Peter and his wife Jeanne were married.
At that point, the casket will come back south to Calgary.
A state memorial will be held on Friday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Seating will be reserved for family members, government officials and friends but there will also be some seating for the public.
Limited seating will be offered to members of the public on a first-come-first-serve basis starting at 10:00 a.m.
In anticipation of a large crowd, officials will also set up over-flow seating in the SAIT Polytechnic gym where the memorial will be broadcast live.
There will be no parking at the Jubilee so people are encouraged to use public transit.
We will be broadcasting the event live on TV as well as streaming the memorial live on our website.
Coverage gets underway at 12:00 p.m. Friday with Tara Nelson.