February 6, 2016 9:30 am
Updated: February 6, 2016 11:27 am

Trudeau to attend funeral for Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

A woman puts a note on a makeshift memorial in honour of Yves Carrier, his son Charlelie Carrier, daughter Maude Carrier and wife Gladys Chamberland who died in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso, Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Carrier home in Lac-Beauport, Que.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

QUEBEC – Funeral services will be held Saturday for the six Quebecers killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last month.

A joint funeral will be held in Quebec City for five of the six victims: Yves Carrier, his wife Gladys Chamberland, their adult son Charles-Elie Carrier and Yves’ adult daughter, Maude Carrier, as well as their friend Louis Chabot.

The family of the sixth victim, Suzanne Bernier, will hold a private ceremony Saturday morning.

WATCH: 6 Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso terror attacks

Trudeau to attend funeral

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several federal and provincial politicians will attend the services for the victims, who were in Burkina Faso on a humanitarian mission when al-Qaida carried out the attack.

Trudeau has been publicly criticized by the husband and the mother of one of the victims for his government’s response to the event.

READ MORE: Mother of Burkina Faso victim urges Trudeau to step up terror fight

Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard met the victims’ families privately on Friday to express his sympathies.

“I feel so sorry because these people were going out to do good, to make our world better,” he said.

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