The Grand Council of the Crees

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FINALIZED FOR FORMER GRAND CHIEF DR. BILLY DIAMOND

Posted: 2010-10-01

Chief Dr. Billy Diamond

Funeral arrangements for the late Grand Chief Dr. Billy Diamond have been finalized. A viewing will be available at Blais Funeral Home in Val D'Or, Quebec, with the funeral and final resting place in Waskaganish, Quebec. A schedule of these funeral arrangements are listed below for convenience:

Monday, October 4, 2010 - Viewing in Val D'Or, Quebec

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Blais Funeral Home
582 Ave Centrale
Val D'Or, Quebec
Telephone: (819) 825-3322

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - Family Service in Waskaganish, Quebec

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Waskaganish Gathering Place
Smokey Hill Road
Waskaganish, Quebec

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Viewing in Waskaganish, Quebec

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Waskaganish Gathering Place
Smokey Hill Road
Waskaganish, Quebec

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Funeral in Waskaganish, Quebec

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Waskaganish Gathering Place
Smokey Hill Road
Waskaganish, Quebec

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - Commital In Waskaganish, Quebec

The committal shall take place immediately following the funeral.
Location:
Waskaganish Gravesite

Former Grand Chief Dr. Billy Diamond is survived by his wife Elizabeth Diamond and his children, Lorraine Diamond, Christopher Stephen, Ian Diamond, Sandford Diamond, Phillip Diamond and Kevin Gunner. He also leaves behind many grandchildren.

His surviving siblings include: Charlie Diamond, George Diamond, Stanley Diamond, Agnes Morgan, and Gerti Murdoch. He is predeceased by his parents, Malcolm and Hilda Diamond, sister Annie Whiskeychan, and brother Albert W. Diamond

All condolences for the family can be sent to the following:

Family of the Late Grand Chief Dr. Billy Diamond
c/o Crees of the Waskaganish First Nation
P.O. Box 60
70 Waskaganish
Waskaganish, Quebec
J0M 1R0

Facsimile: (819) 895-2144

On behalf of the Diamond Family and the Chief and Council of the Crees of the Waskaganish First Nation, thank you in advance for your prayers and condolences.