STK-ID 2047

Archbishop Owen's Funeral (Toronto, 14/04/1947): shots of crowd of spectators, some with umbrellas, waiting to catch glimpse of funeral cortege at Saint James Cathedral in Toronto. Sequence on Anglican clergy in white surplices filing past camera and into church. Sequence on laity filing into cathedral, lieutenant-governor Ray Lawson, preceded by army officer, walking by camera, others waiting outside church, some children present. HAS of crowd in front of church as seen from belfry. Shots of cortege coming out of church after service. Ground shots of cortege exiting church, of coffin being placed into hearse. Two shots of former lieutenant-governor of Ontario, Dr Herbert Bruck and Ray Lawson. Shots of cortege arriving at churchyard of Saint John's Church at York Mills, Ontario, of ceremony at graveside, of the deceased's immediate family. Right Reverend LWS Broughall, Bishop of Niagara, reading burial service. Shot of coffin and wreaths.


Excerpt from
Archbishop Owen's Funeral / Beaverbrook Made Chancellor
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio