01/28/2012 12:46 EST | Updated 03/29/2012 05:12 EDT

Family and friends say goodbye to slain Quebec woman

ST-HYACINTHE, Que. - Family and friends of a Quebec woman who disappeared four years ago, and whose remains were found late last year, gathered today to say a final goodbye.

Diane Gregoire was last seen in a mall parking lot south of Montreal in January 2008.

Her remains were found in November after a lengthy investigation.

Gregoire's husband Paul Laplante, a former small-town Quebec mayor, was accused of the killing.

He was found dead in his prison cell earlier this month.

The couple's two children, Elizabeth and Francis, asked for privacy at the funeral in St-Hyacinthe, north of Montreal.