Hundreds attend funeral for N.B. Mountie who drew attention to PTSD
FREDERICTON -- Hundreds of people filled a New Brunswick church today to say goodbye to RCMP Cpl. Ron Francis.
Father Monte Peters presided over the service at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fredericton.
He says the service combined Catholic and native rituals and that the officer was dressed in his RCMP red serge.
Peters says Francis was laid to rest at a private burial at Ste. Anne's Catholic Cemetery.
The 43-year-old Mountie was found dead Monday in his home at the Kingsclear First Nation.
Francis made national headlines last year after he complained he wasn't allowed to smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform to ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.