The bodies of the two sisters were discovered on July 11, in a wooded area of Saint-Apollinaire, a little east of Lévis. Their disappearance had triggered an Amber alert.
Their father, Martin Carpentier, is still wanted by the police. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ), however, let it be known on Saturday evening that it was putting an end to its land searches, at the end of a tenth day of tracking.
The celebration of the lives of the two girls will take place at the Complexe funéraire Claude Marcoux. Only the family will be able to attend, due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the public will be able to watch the ceremony live on a large screen outside, while keeping their distance and wearing a mask.
The ceremony will be celebrated by Josée Masson, founder and executive director of the organization Deuil-Jeunesse. Singer Mélissa Bédard, spokesperson for the same organization, will sing during the ceremony.
Earlier, in the morning, the family of the two sisters will be able to meditate inside the living room, and in the afternoon, the public will be admitted.
In a post posted to the funeral home’s website, the family wrote these words:
“We will always regret that we did not have more than the 11th and 6th spring that you were present in our lives, but the memories and the love that you gave us will remain forever etched in us. ”
She also had to thank the police, volunteers, workers, scouts, firefighters and paramedics “who gave everything they could under special conditions so that we could escort Norah and Romy home”.