Goodbye Gord Brown
The late MP Gord Brown has been laid to rest in the town -- and riding-- he loved.
Politicians of all political stripes, first responders and everyday constituents packed into Gananoque's Lou Jefferies arena for Gord Brown's funeral on Thursday.
In between jokes about his unfailing love of the Maple Leafs, and his days at Carleton University, were more somber moments.
As the casket was brought into the crowd of about 1,500, a tearful, silent goodbye was given.
The hardest part by far, his two sons, and what a blow this is.
"By believing in my dad you helped make his dream of being a politician a reality," says 17-year-old Chance.
"Can everyone say goodbye to my dad," requested 6-year-old Tristan.
In Gananoque for the late MP Gord Brown’s funeral service this morning. Held in an arena to fit the capacity needed for people expected to show. Election signs lining the building say “thank you Gord” & the Gananoque fire dept have erected a flag from their truck. #XBR pic.twitter.com/GeH9ZeLP6l— Kimberley N Johnson (@KimberleyNJ) May 10, 2018
The 57-year-old MP for Leeds-Grenville--Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes died suddenly in his Parliament Hill office last week.
Brown was attempting to get a second ice pad built for Gananoque when he died.
There is now a Go Fund Me account to build the outdoor rink. As of Friday at 6am, it's surpassed $27,000 of it's $100,000 goal.
- With files from CTV Ottawa's Graham Richardson.