A funeral service is being held at this time for Const. Marc Hovingh, an Ontario Provincial Police officer who died final week within the line of obligation on Manitoulin Island.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral, being held within the First Nation group of M’Chigeeng, is by invitation solely. The service can be livestreamed on-line, and Manitoulin residents can watch the livestream at a drive-in in Little Present. The service is about to start at 1 p.m.
Hovingh died on Nov. 19 following a taking pictures in Gore Bay. A civilian concerned within the taking pictures additionally died. Sudbury police, in addition to the province’s Particular Investigations Unit, are investigating what occurred.
Following an post-mortem in Toronto, Hovingh’s physique was transported again to Manitoulin Island on Monday, escorted by OPP automobiles. A visitation was held Friday at Mindemoya Missionary Church, the place Hovingh was a parishioner for 20 years.
Neighborhood members are remembering Hovingh as a faithful Christian, group member and father. He served as an OPP officer for 28 years.
Hovingh is survived by his spouse, Lianne, and youngsters Laura, Nathan, Elena and Sarah.