08/08/2016 00:10 EDT | Updated 08/08/2017 01:12 EDT

Funeral to be held today for Quebec politician Sylvie Roy

TROIS RIVIERES, Que. — A funeral service will be held today for Sylvie Roy, the longtime member of Quebec's legislature who died suddenly just over a week ago.

Roy, 51, died of acute hepatitis in a Quebec City hospital on July 31.

The leaders of the province's three major political parties, including Premier Philippe Couillard, are all expected to attend today's service in Trois-Rivieres, Que.

Roy represented the rural riding of Arthabaska in the legislature since 2003 -- first under the Action democratique du Quebec banner, then as a member of the Coalition for Quebec's Future, then as an independent for the last year of her life.

A public visitation was held Sunday for the former lawyer, who has been described as one of the first and strongest voices in favour of a public inquiry into corruption in Quebec's construction industry.