Official State Funeral of former Canadian Prime Minister
Pierre Elliott Trudeau (18 October 1919-28 September 2000)

The photograph shows former Prime Mininister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's family, friends, colleagues, and official guests in attendance to observe his passing. His son, Justin, rests his head on the casket of his father. Margaret Trudeau, in the front pew with son, Alexandre, is flanked by the beloved prime minister's later life partner, Deborah Coyne, and their daughter, Sarah. The former prime minister's sister, Suzette Rouleau, is on the far side of the same first row. Leonard Cohen on the right. In attendance next to Cuban President Fidel Castro are Prince Aga Khan, former Governor-General Romeo Leblanc, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Other notables present at the ceremony not shown in this photograph include past Canadian Prime Ministers John Turner, Joseph Clark, Brian Mulroney, and Jean Chrétien.

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