The mother of the man shot and killed at the Parti Québécois victory party earlier this week in Montreal says the family has no anger toward the man who was charged in his homicide.

"We don't have any hostility, no anger, against" that person, said Ginette Jean, the mother of lighting technician Denis Blanchette, 48, who died after the shooting at a concert hall following the provincial election.

"We have no time to waste on hostility. … It will just make us feel bad and that's it."

Blanchette was at the stage door of the Metropolis concert hall with a colleague just before midnight Tuesday when a man approached the door holding a gun.

Both Blanchette and the other man, who survived the attack, were shot. The stage door of the building was then set on fire.

Blanchette was pronounced dead at the scene.

PQ Leader Pauline Marois, who was giving her victory speech just metres from the other side of the door at the time of the shooting, proposed the idea of honouring Blanchette with a state-sponsored ceremony when she met Thursday with outgoing Premier Jean Charest, and he agreed.

Legislature's flag will be at half mast

Jean said Marois and other PQ MNAs were in touch with her Thursday and the family agreed to the special funeral, usually reserved for public figures as well as police officers slain in the line of duty.

"I think he deserves that," she said.

The government's protocol office announced Friday evening that the ceremony will take place Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Donat Church in east-end Montreal. The flag atop the provincial legislature will fly at half mast for the day.

Jean described her son as a good man who may have prevented a large-scale tragedy. "He may have given his life to save others. That's all I can say."

She also said the family isn't questioning why security at the venue didn't prevent the attack, as the emcee of the party publicly did Thursday in an interview with Radio-Canada.

"The law will do its work," she said. What's done is done. We can't change that."

There's no word on when Blanchette's funeral will be held, but his mother said the family would like it to be accessible to the public.

A spokesperson for the Quebec government's protocol office said Friday the office is involved in planning the commemorative ceremony, but final decisions about whether it will be open to the public and the media rest with the family. The spokesperson said details about who will pay for what costs still have to be worked out.

Benefit concert in the works

Équipe Spectra, the production company behind events like the Montreal International Jazz Festival, is organizing a benefit concert in memory of the 48-year-old technician.

The date is not yet fixed, but funds raised will go to support Blanchette's four-year-old daughter.

The police investigation into the election night incident is ongoing.

The Quebec coroner's office confirmed Friday that there would be no formal inquest into the incident, saying the police investigation and the possible trial will be sufficient.

Richard Henry Bain, a Mont Tremblant-area businessman, has been charged with 16 offences related to the shooting, including first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court again in October.

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  • A three-axle military truck sits near the entrance to Richard Henry Bain's fishing camp in La Conception, near Mont-Tremblant, Que. on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012. Police sources confirmed they arrested a suspect by that name in the Montreal shooting that left one person dead and made headlines around the world.

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    Ginette Jean, mother of Denis Blanchette, reacts as she touches her son's casket during funeral services Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 in Montreal. Blanchette was killed outside the Parti Quebecois election night rally last week. Richard Bain was arraigned Thursday, Sept. 6 on 16 charges, including murder, attempted murder and possession of explosives. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jocelyn Malette, Pool)

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  • A weapon is recovered at the scene of the shooting outside the Parti Quebecois' election victory party (RDI screen shot)

  • Fire burns outside Montreal's Métropolis concert hall shortly after the shooting. (QMI)

  • A man is arrested outside Montreal's Métropolis concert hall soon after shots were fired during PQ Leader Pauline Marois' victory speech. (QMI)

  • A police officer looks towards a black SUV that has had its contents removed on a crime scene outside the Metropolis in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois is whisked off stage as she delivered her victory speech in Montreal, Que., Tuesday, September 4, 2012. With the win, Marois becomes the first female premier in Quebec history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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  • Police detail a person behind the Métropolis concert hall where Pauline Marois was making her victory speech (RDI screen shot)

  • Fire burns outside Montreal's Métropolis concert hall shortly after the shooting. (QMI)

  • Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois returns to complete her speech after being whisked off the stage by security as she delivered her victory speech in Montreal, Que., Tuesday, September 4, 2012. With the win, Marois becomes the first female premier in Quebec history.

  • Police cordon off the rear outside an auditorium where a gunman shot and killed at least one person during the PQ victory rally Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Montreal. Guards whisked PQ leader Pauline Marois off the stage as handlers informed the partisan crowd there had been an explosive noise and they needed to clear the auditorium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

  • Police and fireman work at the rear of an auditorium where a gunman shot and killed at least one person during the PQ victory rally Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

  • Police cordon off the rear outside an auditorium where a gunman shot and killed at least one person during the PQ victory rally Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Montreal. Guards whisked PQ leader Pauline Marois off the stage as handlers informed the partisan crowd there had been an explosive noise and they needed to clear the auditorium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

  • Police work on a crime scene outside the Metropolis in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

  • A police officer looks towards a black SUV that has had its contents removed at a crime scene outside the Metropolis in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)