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Private funeral to be held for OPP officer Marc Hovingh on Saturday

Click to play video: 'Shock, sadness about death of OPP Const. Marc Hovingh' Shock, sadness about death of OPP Const. Marc Hovingh
WATCH ABOVE: Shock, sadness about death of OPP Const. Marc Hovingh. Catherine McDonald reports – Nov 20, 2020

TORONTO — A funeral service is to be held on Saturday for an Ontario Provincial Police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Const. Marc Hovingh died Thursday in a shooting on Manitoulin Island that also resulted in the death of a civilian.

The Ontario Provincial Police Association says the private service is to be livestreamed.

Read more: Procession from Toronto to Manitoulin Island held for slain OPP officer

Hovingh, a 28-year veteran of the force, is survived by his wife Lianne and children Laura, Nathan, Elena and Sarah.

Hovingh, who was 52, was one of the officers who responded to a call Thursday regarding an “unwanted man” on a property in Gore Bay, Ont., on Manitoulin Island.

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According to the Special Investigations Unit — Ontario’s police watchdog — Hovingh and civilian Gary Brohman died in hospital after an exchange of gunfire.

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Condolences pour in for OPP officer shot and killed on Manitoulin Island – Nov 20, 2020

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