Private visitation scheduled for Nathan Cirillo at funeral home in Hamilton

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 while he was on duty at the National War Memorial.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS

HAMILTON - A private visitation is to be held tonight at a Hamilton funeral home for the soldier shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was standing guard at the monument when he was gunned down by a homeless man with a rifle on Wednesday.

The Markey-Dermody Funeral Home says a public visitation for the 24-year-old Canadian Forces reservist is scheduled for Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thousands of people — some holding supportive signs or waving the Maple Leaf — paid their respects to Cirillo as he made his final journey back to his hometown on Friday along the Highway of Heroes.

Cirillo's family issued a statement Friday evening thanking Canadians for their support.

Gunman Michael Zehaf Bibeau was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons, after he entered Centre Block through the front doors, with RCMP in hot pursuit.

A regimental funeral for Cirillo is scheduled for Tuesday, and he is to be buried in a field of honour at a Hamilton cemetery.

A dog peeks out from under a gate at the Cirillo family home in Hamilton, Ontario near flowers and flags that have been left on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist with Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, based in Hamilton, was shot dead in Ottawa Wednesday during an attack by an armed gunman at Parliament Hill.
A dog peeks out from under a gate at the Cirillo family home in Hamilton, Ontario near flowers and flags that have been left on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist with Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, based in Hamilton, was shot dead in Ottawa Wednesday during an attack by an armed gunman at Parliament Hill.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

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