The funeral took place at the Saint-Viateur church in Outremont, which was packed.
Dad was very religious. It takes a step and a spiritual, religious dimension. That’s why we in a church underlined Jean-Marie Lapointe, son of Jean Lapointe, in an interview with First the info.
Several politicians, current or retired, were on hand, including former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, who had appointed him senator and spoke at the ceremony. recalling the different facets of the man and his remarkable career as an artist.
But what can we also say about this humanist, who has done so much to help addicts get out of the pangs of alcohol? added Mr. Chrétien.
In his tribute, the Premier of Quebec François Legault recalled the grandiose interpretation of Maurice Duplessis by Jean Lapointe.
Jean Lapointe had all the talentshe pointed out.
” He knew how to touch the hearts of Quebecers. »
He also fought against prejudice, including alcoholism […], he confessed. He created Maison Jean-Lapointe. Afterwards, as a senator, he fought against video devices, so there are millions of Quebecers who say a big thank you to him today.
The Quebec flag was lowered to half-mast on the central tower of the Parliament Building for the occasion.
Benoît Brière, actor and friend of jean Lapointe, spoke directly to the deceased in a vibrant tribute.
You literally reinvented the way of acting in Quebec cinema and television […] There was a before and an after Jean Lapointe.
With your disarming naturalness, your game was at the limit of the documentary […] What any theater school strives to teach, in your case, it was instinctive and innatehe added.
The family members in turn paid a moving tribute to Jean Lapointe. Her son Jean Marie struggled to contain his tears during the ceremony.
Our father has shown us in recent years that you can be beautiful by being vulnerable. He was able to let go, let himself be helped, and I even think he seemed to like being taken care of. That’s a lesson he said, remembering his father’s last moments at the Saint-Raphaël palliative care home.
Just before her speech, the voice of her sister, Anne Elizabeth, filled St. Viateur Church as she sang a capella Complaint to my brotherwhich Jean Lapointe sang in the film Orders.
Earlier in the ceremony, Marie-Josée, one of the daughters from Jean Lapointe’s first marriage, spoke, even if she said she was hesitant to come out of the shadows, she who did not grow up with his father.
My father was a complex, multileveled, imperfect human being, as we all are; a man who will have conquered more than once the ravages of his addictions; a man who got up again and again to face his demonsshe said in the church.
Jean Lapointe was known among other things for his talents as an actor, singer and comedian, as well as for his involvement in the fight against addiction and drug addiction. He also served in the Canadian Senate for almost 10 years.
Thursday evening, the population was able to pay their last respects during a burning chapel organized by the family in the Saint-Viateur church in Outremont. A few hundred admirers came to honor his memory, as well as dignitaries such as former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney.