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Patrice Vincent to be laid to rest today in Longueuil

11/01/2014 09:10 EDT | Updated 01/01/2015 05:59 EST
Patrice Vincent, the Canadian Forces warrant officer killed in a targeted hit-and-run​ last week, will be laid to rest today after a private military funeral.

The service for Vincent will be held at St-Antoine-de-Padoue Church in Longueuil at 11 a.m. It will be closed to the public, but people are invited to gather outside of the church to pay their respects.

Vincent was struck and killed by Martin Couture-Rouleau on Oct. 20 in a St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., parking lot in what CSIS described at the time as a "violent expression of an extremist ideology."

Couture-Rouleau was shot and killed by police following a high-speed chase after he fled the scene.

First of 2 soldiers killed

Two days later, Canadian Forces reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed by a lone gunman while standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.

The gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot and killed shortly after making his way to Parliament Hill and getting into the Centre Block.

Cirillo was buried Oct. 28 in Hamilton, Ontario, after a military funeral.

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