10/20/2012 05:24 EDT | Updated 12/20/2012 05:12 EST

Lincoln Alexander State Funeral To Be Held In Hamilton, Ont. Next Week


TORONTO - A state funeral will be held next week for former Ontario lieutenant-governor Lincoln Alexander.

The province says the funeral is scheduled for Oct. 26 at Hamilton Place in Alexander's hometown of Hamilton, Ont.

A funeral procession this Sunday is set to carry Alexander's body from Hamilton to the provincial legislature in Toronto, where he will lie in state until Monday night.

The public will have an opportunity to pay their respects at the legislature before Alexander is transported to Hamilton on Tuesday to lie in repose at Hamilton city hall.

Alexander died Friday at the age of 90.

He became Canada's first black MP in 1968 and served as Ontario's lieutenant-governor from 1985 to 1991.

Books of condolences are available at both the legislature and Hamilton city hall during public viewings, as well as online.


View Lt.-Gov. David Onley's online book of condolences for Alexander at http://www.lt.gov.on.ca/en/GuestBook/View.aspx

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