Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron will be laid to rest in Ottawa on Saturday.
The funeral for the fallen soldier will take place at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Doiron, 31, a member of the Petawawa-based Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), was killed in Iraq last Friday in a friendly-fire incident when his unit was mistakenly shot at by Kurdish Peshmerga militia as they returned to an observation post behind the front lines.
The service will be closed to the public. However, as a show of support to the family, members of the general public who want to show their respects are asked to line St. Patrick St., and Beechwood Ave., as the procession goes to and from the church.
After the service, which will run approximately one hour, the procession will continue to the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, where Sgt. Doiron will be buried at 12:30 p.m.
Family will be receiving condolences at a visitation on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre.
At the request of the family, the public will not be permitted on the cemetery grounds during visitation hours or at the burial.
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