Gordon Lightfoot funeral set for Sunday in hometown of Orillia

Iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in his hometown of Orillia, Ont., on Sunday, with the public invited to pay their respects to the music legend.

Lightfoot died of natural causes Monday at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto at the age of 85.

An obituary notice released on Wednesday states that he’s survived by his wife Kim Lightfoot, children Fred, Ingrid, Eric, Galen, Miles and Meredith, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


The obituary called him a “national treasure” whose songs have become part of the “Canadian cultural fabric.”

Funeral Details:

  • Lightfoot will rest at the St. Paul’s United Church, 62 Peter St., N., Orillia.
  • The public is invited to pay their respects at St. Paul’s United Church on Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 1 P.M. until 8 P.M.
  • Messages of condolence are welcome and can be left at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.


Massey Hall book of condolences

A book of condolences will be available at Massey Hall over the weekend for fans to pay their respects to the late Canadian legend.

Lightfoot performed at the historic downtown Toronto venue some 170 times throughout his career.

The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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