chapelle ardente
Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal
garde d'honneur SIM
Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal
Casque de pompier de Pierre Lacroix
Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal
Célébration funéraire officielle
Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal
chapelle ardente
garde d'honneur SIM
Casque de pompier de Pierre Lacroix
Célébration funéraire officielle

On October 18th, firefighter Pierre Lacroix lost his life in the line of duty. Together with his family, the SIM and the APM have made funeral arrangements. A wake will be held on October 28, and an official funeral service will take place the following day. See below for details.

Public health measures

The following public health directives will be in place in order to ensure that the ceremonies are held safely:  

  • The vaccine passport is mandatory in order to attend the ceremonies. A photo ID must be shown, along with the VaxiCode*.
  • All participants will be entered into a register.
  • Face coverings are mandatory at all times indoors and outdoors. 
  • Physical distancing of 1 metre must be maintained at all times between participants, both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Physical contact between participants is prohibited (e.g., hugs, handshakes).

* Participants from the United States must show a printed proof of vaccination.


Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 
Time: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Grand Quai du Port de Montréal (formerly known as Jetée Alexandra) located at  200, rue de la Commune Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2
Room capacity : a maximum of 50 people at a time will be authorized inside the building.

Live webcast

The wake will be webcast from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the city’s YouTube account.


Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Checkpoint opening7:30 a.m.
Checkpoint closure: 10 a.m.
Time of departure towards Notre-Dame basilica: 10:30 a.m.
Gathering and single access point: Intersection of Rue de la Commune and Rue Bonsecours
Identification of participants: Every participant will be assigned a colour bracelet associated with their group within the procession.


We strongly suggest using public transportation, as traffic will be heavy in the area. In support of the emergency services community, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will provide free transportation to uniformed persons.

Parking spaces may be available at the following locations: 

  • Palais des Congrès located at 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5
  • Complexe Chaussegros-de-Léry located at 303 Rue Notre Dame E, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y8

The parking lot at Quai de L’horloge will not be open to participants. Please DO NOT go there.

Official funeral service

Due to public health restrictions in effect, only family members, fire fighters from fire station 64 and dignitaries may attend the funeral service.

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Notre-Dame basilica located at 110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T1
Room capacity: A maximum of 250 will be authorized inside the basilica.

Live webcast

The funeral service will be webcast live on the YouTube account of Ville de Montréal starting at 11:30 a.m. Big screens set up at Place d’Armes will also allow 700 people to view the ceremony. Moreover, a hall will be configured at the Palais des Congrès for 3,000 people to watch the funeral service remotely, through webcast.

Recognition ceremony 

Event reserved for participants who were assigned a bracelet.

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 
Time: 1:45 p.m.
Place: Palais des congrès de Montréal located at 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5 

Meals will be provided.

Dress code for the funeral service of firefighter Pierre Lacroix

The following dress code is imposed: 

  • Double-buttoned tunic (for those who have one)
  • Long-sleeved shirt with ranks
  • Tie
  • Dress trousers
  • Black dress shoes
  • Forge cap
  • Leather jacket with ranks (For those who do not have a tunic)

The following articles of clothing are not authorized:

  • Casual cap
  • Bermuda
  • Tuque

Decorations (Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, military decorations, etc.) must be worn as established under the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive on the tunic only (no decoration is permitted on the leather jacket). The commemorative ribbon must be worn above the decoration ribbon on the shirt, on the left side. 

Information for flower donations

We are now receiving your wreaths at:

Centre de Formation SIM
6650, rue Notre-Dame Est 
Montréal, Québec
H1N 2E1

All wreaths will be arranged on the procession truck on October 28th. 

Flower bouquets will be received as of October 27th, at noon. Please have them delivered at the following address:  

Grand Quai du Port de Montréal (formerly known as Jetée Alexandra)
200, rue de la Commune Ouest
Montréal, Québec
H2Y 4B2


The family will accept donations for the Fonds de bienfaisance des pompiers de Montréal (FBPM)


Accomodation is available at SpringHill Suites Vieux Montréal at the cost of $165/night. 

Click here to make a reservation.