childhood friends: Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty read from the Bible, and many of Chan's colleagues were honorary pallbearers, including Conservative MP Erin O'Toole and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, according to National Observer. Chan was remembered as principled and optimistic, a devoted family man and a talented musician, and an MP completely engrossed with the political process. Trudeau was one of several speakers at the ceremony, along with Chan's wife Jean Yip and their three sons as well as childhood friends. In an emotional tribute, Trudeau described Chan as man with deep conviction, calling him one of the most honourable members of that House of Commons. You all know that I don't sing often, and there's a reason for that, Trudeau said. He said the last time he saw Chan, they sang Elton John's Your Song together, with Chan on piano. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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