Funeral For 7 Children Who Died In Halifax House Fire Is This Weekend And The Family Is Inviting All Members Of The Canadian Public Who Wish To Attend
Canadians have rallied to show support and express condolences.
After 7 children perished in a fire that tore through the Barho family's home in Halifax, Nova Scoatia, Canadians across the country rallied to show support and express condolences.
According to CTV News, a GoFundMe page has even amassed hundreds of thousands of dollars for the devastated family.
Now, so overwhelmed with the outpouring of support, the Barhos' parents are inviting the Canadian public, especially their local community, to attend a public funeral for the children this Saturday.
According to a social media post from the Ummah Masjid And Community Center, the funeral will be held at Halifax's Cunard centre. "The funeral proceedings will follow in the Islamic traditions and is open to people of all faiths and members of the public," the post continues.
TL;DR The funeral for the 7 Barho children killed in a house fire in Halifax is this weekend. It is open to the public. A list of specific details is below.
Here is the specific information from the post:
Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.
Time: Doors open at 1:30 pm, service to start at 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Location: Cunard Centre (961 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7)
Burial Location: Muslim Cemetery, 505 Pockwock Road, Hammonds Plains, NS
Funeral appropriate attire required.
The community centre asks attendees to respect the parents' privacy and to refrain from taking photos.
Halifax Deputy Mayor Tony Mancini also told CTV that a bus service will be available to transport attendees from the service to the local cemetery where the children will be interred.
The Barho family first settled in Halifax as refugees from Syria.
The circumstances surrounding the fire are still under investigation.