STK-ID 227

Canada mourns an illustrious son, Ernest Lapointe (472 ft): sequence on visitors filing past the remains of the Honorable Ernest Lapointe as Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable stands guard. Monsignor Charbonneau, Archbishop of Quebec pays his respects. Shots of the casket and MCU of Ernest Lapointe in the casket. Shots of the visitors. Armed forces pall bearers carry the casket out of the building. It is snowing. Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Senator Raoul Dandurand are seen standing on steps with other dignitaries and following the horse-drawn hearse. Various shots of funeral cortege moving slowly through the eastern part of Quebec City. Much snow is on the ground. Shots of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police band marching past the camera, of the truck carrying floral tributes. Shots of snow-covered ornate horse-drawn hearse, snow-covered mourners. Sequence on the entrance of the casket and of the procession into the Saint-Roch Church. Mackenzie King, Colonel JL Ralston and others move by the camera. Shots of the crowd outside the church and of the hearse on the last leg of the trip from the church to the cemetery.


Excerpt from
Actualités canadiennes nº 6
Quebec City
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486