The Canadian Press

1973-01-01 | Pearson Funeral

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Lester B. Pearson, former prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is laid to rest. He passed away December 28, 1972.

Date: 1973-01-01
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 66 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in Striking contrast of the ceremony of yesterday's State funeral conducted in a freezing drizzle through the streets of Ottawa Lester Pearson and I'll rest in the peace and quiet of a remote rustic Cemetery in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec about 25 miles from Parliament Hill in his eulogy the very Reverend Arthur be more praise both piercing the Statesmen and piercing the man the last few days have filled the air in the Press with tributes recognizing the greatness of this Ontario Minister's sonthat all of this would be empty without The Eccentric greatness of the human Spirit which brought the recognition alone Piper in the by Town Gunner is provided a dramatic close to the public portion of the funeral is the family departed for a private burial service this is John McKay in Ottawa >>