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Funeral Service For OPP Sergeant Eric Mueller Will Be Held Thursday at 11 AM

KAWARTHA LAKES-A private funeral service for OPP Sergeant Eric Mueller will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive in Kanata.

The private service will be attended by Sergeant Mueller’s family, their guests, members of the Ontario Provincial Police, representatives from other police services, emergency services personnel and officials.

Police say the funeral service and the visitation is not open to the public.

LIVESTREAM

Members of the public may view the procession from Théo Brunet & Sons Funeral Home in Rockland, to the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, and the funeral proceedings via a livestream on OPP social media platforms:

  • YouTube: @ontarioprovincialpolice
  • Twitter: @OPP_News
  • Facebook: @ontarioprovincialpolice

Local television outlets may also choose to carry the pool feed being provided.

The City of Clarence-Rockland invites mourners to gather in person at the live broadcast of the funeral service on Thursday, May 18, at the Bourget Community Centre at 19 Lavigne Street in Bourget. It will be open to the public at 10:30 a.m. in advance of the service at 11:00 a.m.

BOOK OF CONDOLENCES

Expressions of condolence to Sergeant Eric Mueller’s family and friends can be sent via the Sergeant Eric Mueller memorial page on the OPP website.

A book of condolences will be available at the Bourget Community Centre for anyone wishing to express their sorrow in person.

FLOWERS/DONATIONS

For anyone who wishes to send flowers, they can be sent to Théo Brunet & Sons Funeral Home located at 2419 Laurier Street, Rockland, Ont., K4K 1K2.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be provided to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

PROCESSION TO THE CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE IN KANATA

The public is invited to observe the funeral procession as it travels from Théo Brunet & Sons Funeral Home (2419 Laurier Street, Rockland) to the Canadian Tire Centre (1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata). Travel is anticipated to begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. but is subject to change. (maps attached)

The funeral procession will be travelling westbound on Highway 17, westbound on Highway 417, exiting at Palladium Drive, eastbound on Campeau Drive then southbound on Huntmar Drive and entering the Canadian Tire Centre around 9:50 a.m.

Beginning at approximately 9:15 a.m., OPP and other attending services’ members will begin marching from 8555 Campeau Drive, south on Huntmar Drive to the Canadian Tire Centre. Members will position along Huntmar Drive/Palladium Drive/Frank Finnigan Way/Cyclone Taylor Boulevard to honour the funeral cortege as they pass by.

Members of the public will be permitted to stand along Palladium Drive in Canadian Tire Centre Lot 4 and 5 to observe the procession. This will be pedestrian-only access. No public vehicles will be permitted.

ROAD CLOSURES

The OPP thanks the public in advance for its cooperation and patience. Sections of Huntmar Drive and Palladium Drive will be impacted prior to and during the funeral procession in Kanata on Thursday, May 18, 2023, beginning at approximately 6:00 a.m.

Traffic control measures will be in effect to facilitate traffic flow in the area. For the latest traffic updates, follow @Ottawa_Traffic or visit the City of Ottawa’s interactive traffic map on ottawa.ca. For additional information, follow OPS social media accounts (Twitter/Instagram: @OttawaPolice and Facebook: @OttawaPoliceService).

The Ontario Provincial Police extends its gratitude for the support and condolences received from the public since the tragic death of Sergeant Eric Mueller and the injury to two of our officers.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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