Christ Church Cathedral was filled to standing room only Tuesday when citizens paid tribute to four RCMP officers killed in the ill-fated airplane crash at
Carmacks last Saturday.
The joint memorial service was conducted by Rev. A. L. Privett of the Anglican Church and Rev. H. P. Marston of the United Church. Choirs of the two churches combined for the service.
Parading in uniform were RCMP members, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force.
Inspector J. L. Vachon, on behalf of members of the police subdivision, expressed thanks to the hundreds of persons who have either written and personally
contacted policemen conveying their condolances.
Funerals for the officers will be held Outsids Friday and Saturday. All of them are full RCMP funerals.
Sgt. K. M. Laughland's funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Nanaimo with burial at Cedar, B.C. Cpl. R. W. Asbil's service will be held at Rawdon, Que. either Friday or Saturday. Exact time is unknown. Const. P. L. A. Malcolm's funeral will be at 1:30 p, m. Friday at Lethbridge with burial to follow at the RCMP Mountainview
cemetery nearby. Const. W. J. D. Annand's funeral service will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday at Summerstown, Ont.
The prisoner on the flight, Joseph Phillipe Clement Desormeaux, was buried Monday in Whitehorse cemetery.
Meanwhile, RCMP Inspector G. R. Hamelin of Edmonton, officer commanding Western Operations, is in the Yukon making his investigation of the accident. He will remain here fora few more days, police said.