State funeral of the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, P.C., C.C., Q.C.

John Turner with text The Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner, 1929 - 2020, In Memoriam

Photo source: The Canadian Press / Peter Bregg

17th Prime Minister of Canada
June – September 1984

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Information on the state funeral

A look back at the state funeral that was held on October 6, 2020, in Toronto.

Official statements

The Right Honourable John Turner passed away on September 19, 2020. Read statements by the Governor General and Prime Minister.

About John Turner

Learn more about the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner.

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